STARBURST Film Festival - What's On?
Events from the 2016 Festival
The STARBURST Festival Weekend runs over 3 days, with doors open daily from 10am and partying until 2am (at least).
Friday afternoon is a soft start, get your wristbands, enjoy some screenings with the Opening Ceremony at 7pm in the main hall.
There will be 'comic-con' style signing and photographic opportunities, a chance to meet your favourite guests. Plus many extra events happening during the weekend including fun quizzes, special screening and chances to buy books, film and festival memorabilia.
Click on the days above to read the full schedule. These are initial day schedules with most activities timeslots yet to be confirmed and it is subject to change.
- Peter Beale - the Force (and how to find it) - What it is. How to find it
- Mad Max 2 - with Virginia Hey - Screening and Q+A with Virginia Hey
- Scream Queens - Martine Beswick and Caroline Munro Interview and Q+A
- BFI DVD Presents - Psychomania - Newly restored screening
- Ken Russell's - Gothic - Introduced by writer Stephen Volk
- Horror Double Bill - Dracula AD72 & Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde
- The STARBURST Social - An evening of entertainment and convivial fun centred around the lovely Salutation pub!
Festival Family Day Saturday
- Thunderbirds 1965 - The New Episodes plus Q&A with Stephen LaRiviere and David Graham (Parker himself!)
- Ten at 10 - School Reunion - Features commentaries on the 2006 Doctor Who episodes School Reunion (guests Phil Collinson, Toby Whithouse and Bob Baker) and Doomsday (with Phil Collinson and Graeme Harper)
- The Wrong Trousers - Wallace and Gromit writer Bob Baker Q+A and screening of the Wrong Trousers
- Katy Manning - Dr Who's Assistant - Interview and Live Commentary; Death of the Doctor
- Golden Voyage of Sinbad - Caroline Munro introduces the Golden Voyage of Sinbad
- Ray Harryhausen Lost Treasures - The Lost Treasures. Rare test footage presented afresh!
- Peter Beale - the REAL making of Star Wars - The Real Story behind the Making of Star Wars™
- A Glitch in Time - Children's Film Foundation - Screening
- RUN! - Gangsters - Gangsters at 40 with Philip Martin and Dick Fiddy
- Doctor Who Season 22 under the microscope - with Eric Saward, Philip Martin and Graeme Harper
- Sha Nazir - How to Make Comics - Comics creator workshops for writers and artists
- Tanya Roberts - How to draw Star Wars - Learn to draw the classic characters and settings
- Inside No.9 - Season 3 episode preview with special guests Steve Pemberton, Graeme Harper and Adam Tandy
- BFI - Short Sharp Shocks
- Fab Café Live Cabaret Evening! - Entertainment and fun with the Fab Cafe caberet
- Red Dwarf XI - Exclusive First Episode Screening and Doug Naylor Interview
- The Starburst Fantasy Film Awards - Rewarding the very cream of independent film making - Sponsored by the Horror Channel
- John Glen - License to Kill live commentary - Director John Glen’s reflections on his favourite Bond film
- John Glen Career retrospective - Legendary Bond Director John Glen in conversation with Marcus Hearn
- BFI - Short Sharp Shocks
- Toby Whithouse in conversation a career retrospective
- A-FIRMATIVE! Celebrating 'Aliens' at 30 - Screening and special guests Production Designer Peter Lamont and Armourer Terry English
- Peter Beale - Lights, Camera, Ego - How Does the Film Industry Operate?
- Battletruck Screening - with Director Harley Cokeliss Q+A
- Horror Double Bill - The Curse of the Mummy and the The Gorgon
- STARBURST After Party - Party the night away with Manchester and Fab Café legend Clint Boon
Everyday Festival Attractions
- Starship UK - a unique multi-play real time experience! You and five of your friends fly your own starship. The closest to being the crew of the Enterprise you will *ever* get!
STARBURST Film Festival Tickets
Get tickets for the Festival, Full Weekend Passes, Family Day Tickets and on-site Accomdation deals.
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
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FAB Radio - STARBURST Radio Show
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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