starburst film festival

STARBURST Film Festival Manchester 26th-28th August 2016

STARBURST Film Festival - What's On?

Events from the 2016 Festival

starburst festival weekend


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.

Check out our Festival Guests and Festival Highlights for more information about each guest and the events.

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.

Festival Friday

Festival Family Day Saturday

Festival Saturday

Festival Sunday

Everyday Festival Attractions

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