About the STARBURST Film Festival
26th - 28th August 2016 - Manchester
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26th - 29 August 2016 MMU Manchester, UK
The STARBURST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a celebration of genre and of STARBURST MAGAZINE itself.
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
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Exclusive Guests, Workshops and Big Screen Screenings such as the BBC's Inside No.9 from Season 3 and much, much more!
STARBURST Film Festival Awards
The STARBURST Awards gives recognition to the cream of the crop and Indie Filmmakers. Who will be winning this year?
FAB Radio - STARBURST Radio Show
Wednesday 9pm; STARBURST Editor, Mike Royce, tries to bring you the very latest in genre news and reviews. Join Mike, and sometimes the excitable STARBURST Shauna, in a world of strange calls, heated movie reviews and dodgy conversations.
Starburst Film Festival Highlights
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
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, 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.
Harley Cokeliss screens a fully restored copy of his 'post oil wars' 1982 epic BattletruckSee the Festival Hightlights