STARBURST Festival Saturday
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.
Saturday Family Day Highlights (10am - 6pm)
The New Episodes plus Q&A with Stephen LaRiviere and David Graham (Parker himself!)Read more...
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)Read more...
Katy Manning - Dr Who's Assistant
Interview and Live Commentary; Death of the DoctorRead more...
The Wrong Trousers
Wallace and Gromit writer Bob Baker Q+A and screening of the Wrong TrousersRead more...
Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Caroline Munro introduces the Golden Voyage of SinbadRead more...
Ray Harryhausen Lost Treasures
The Lost Treasures. Rare test footage presented afresh!Read more...
Peter Beale - the REAL making of Star Wars
The Real Story behind the Making of Star Wars™Read more...
A Glitch in Time - Children’s Film Foundation
Screening of this Patrick Troughton classicRead more...
RUN! - Gangsters
Gangsters at 40 with Philip Martin and Dick FiddyRead more...
Doctor Who Season 22 under the microscope
with Eric Saward, Philip Martin and Graeme HarperRead more...
Sha Nazir - How to Make Comics
Comics creator workshops for writers and artistsRead more...
Saturday Festival Highlights
Season 3 episode preview with special guests Steve Pemberton, Graeme Harper and Adam TandyRead more...
BFI - Short Sharp Shocks
Special screenings of classic Shorts curated by the BFIRead more...
Fab Café Live Cabaret Evening!
Entertainment and fun with the Fab Cafe caberet
Festival Special Guests in Attendance
- Steve Pemberton
- Adam Tandy
- John Glen
- Harley Cokeliss
- Peter Beale
- Phil Collinson
- Toby Whithouse
- Bob Baker
- Graeme Harper
- Caroline Munro
- Stephen LaRiviere
- David Graham
- Martine Beswick
- Eric Saward
- Philip Martin
- Sha Nazir
- Clare Forest
- Tanya Roberts
- Dez Skinn
- Ade Salmon
- Lee Sullivan
Feature Film Screenings
- A Glitch in Time
- The Boy Who Turned Yellow
- GG Passion
- Orchard End Murders
- Twenty Nine
- The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
- School Reunion
- Death of the Doctor
- The Wrong Trousers
- Ray Harryhausen and Me
- Ghost in the Shell
- Galaxy Quest
- The Rocketeer
- Death to Life
- Puzzle Piece
- Vampire Resurrection
- Blood of the Tribades
Saturday New Filmmakers Screenings
- short: TOK
- short: Dark Laugh
- short: Innsmouth
- short: Erika's End
- short: Parts
- short: Rats
- short: The Werewolf’s Greatest Hit
- short: Something to Save You
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