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STARBURST Film Festival Manchester 26th-28th August 2016

About the STARBURST Film Festival

26th - 28th August 2016 - Manchester

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26th - 29 August 2016 MMU Manchester, UK


Taking place in Manchester over the bank holiday weekend - Friday 26th – Sunday 28th of August 2016.

Our remit is to celebrate everything STARBURST MAGAZINE has done since 1977: sci-fi, fantasy, horror, cult. From the biggest blockbuster to the most niche indies, via the very best of the small screen.

Cult classics, retro revivals, new releases, filmmaking and industry-specific events will all be in full flow, together with activities specially tailored for families during the Saturday daytime session, plus signings and photo ops, Q+As with industry legends, evening entertainment and crazy cosplay fun.

A beautifully curated film festival by day and a riotous party by night, we want this to become the ultimate summer celebration for film fans.

A shared cultural experience, and a mecca where fans of cult entertainment can get together and have a blast.

Starting with the launch party on Friday, culminating in the official STARBURST AWARDS adjudicated over by a panel of Industry Professionals, Directors, and Writers, to be held on Sunday evening, and then ending with the final blowout we can all share together that is the WRAP PARTY.

We will give everyone a weekend pilgrimage that they will look forward to each and every year.

The STARBURST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the ultimate way for genre fans to spend this August bank holiday weekend with myself, Martin, Shauna, and the rest of the STARBURST crew.

Accommodation is literally across the road (included with full weekend passes), and you can simply stay here with us all weekend, and let us entertain you. We will be putting up further details of attending guests from the world of fantasy TV and cinema as they emerge.

We look forward to seeing you there - Jordan M. Royce Editor

Starburst Film Festival Highlights

Horror Double Bill

Horror Double Bill

Nightly Horror Double Bill screenings
Including Psychomania (Remastered print) & Dracula 1972 classic films, from the horror genre, to keep you on the edge of your seat...

RUN!  Gangsters at 40

RUN! Gangsters at 40

The creator of this classic television show Philip Martin is in conversation with Dick Fiddy. Looking back at the series and his new novelisation

Bob Baker

Bob Baker

Bob Baker, BAFTA winner writer of Wallace and Gromit – A Matter of Loaf and Death. He discusses the characters and their exploits in a Q&A session and introduces the fans favourite W&G short film.

Battletruck Screening

Battletruck Screening

Harley Cokeliss screens a fully restored copy of his 'post oil wars' 1982 epic Battletruck

See the Festival Hightlights