Starburst Festival Friday
The STARBURST Film Festival runs over 3 days across the August bank holiday and is held in the MMU Student Union building in Manchester.
Day tickets are just £25.50 and can be purchased by clicking the tickets link above. If you want to get a full weekend pass then it is just £75.00!
The festival will be a ‘comic-con’ style event with exclusive presentations, specials guests, movie screenings, questions and answers session, celebrity ‘meet & greets’ plus any other events to deliver a full on weekend of sci-fi and horror entertainment.
There will be screenings of several new films, both shorts and full-length features, from new filmmakers, all of who are competing to win a converted STARBURST Award. This is a great opportunity to see some of the best films being made by the next generation of movie makers.
The festival has 5 main theatre spaces to present guest and big screen movie screenings. The main auditorium seats 600 and a special 200 seat cinema plus other more intimate screening spaces.
Further entertainment in the form of table top gaming, interactive spaceship command, on a purpose built bridge, comedy and some very special theatre shows will be happening in the evenings with the whole day rounded off with live music and disco until 2am.
Peter Beale - the Force (and how to find it)
What it is. How to find itRead more...
Mad Max 2 - with Virginia Hey
Screening and Q+A with Virginia HeyRead more...
Martine Beswick and Caroline Munro Interview and Q+ARead more...
BFI DVD Presents - Psychomania
Newly restored screeningRead more...
Ken Russell's - Gothic
Introduced by writer Stephen VolkRead more...
The STARBURST Social
An evening of entertainment and convivial fun centred around the lovely Salutation pub!
Horror Double Bill
Dracula AD72 & Dr Jekyll and Sister HydeRead more...
Festival Special Guests in Attendance
- Peter Beale
- Stephen Volk
- Virginia Hey
- Martine Beswick
- Caroline Munro
- Dez Skinn
- Marcus Hearn
- Justin Johnson
- Dick Fiddy
- Sam Dunn
- Edward Russell
Friday Film Screenings
- Mad Max 2
- Dracula AD 1972
- Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde
- The Lighthouse
- Smile Again, Jenny Lee
- The Great Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy
- The Legend of Black Diamond
- Penda’s Fen
- Ken Russells' - Gothic
- Frankenstein Created Bikers (UK Premiere)
Friday New Filmmakers Screenings
- short: Tossing Myself Off
- short: Dead Town
- short: Polterheist
- short: Desolation
- short: The Speed of Life
- short: Gilt
- short: Amor Fati
The day schedule is subject to change without notification.
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
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