News Event Movies News | Written by Martin Unsworth 08/02/2019

More Films and Shorts Announced for STARBURST Film Festival

We’re delighted to reveal even more of our line-up of new films and shorts for the STARBURST International Film Festival, which takes place at Social7 at the Landing, MediaCityUK in March.

Joining the already amazing line-up are the Greek feature film Scopophilia, which is a superb updating of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, told mostly through computer screens. We will also be screening the erotically-charged X, in which a society’s debauched masked balls hide the Foundation’s owner’s darkest secret. Think Eyes Wide Shut meets Slither.

For short films, we have Eric McEver’s Paleonaut, a time travelling love story; dark fantasy in Rebekah Fieschi’s Syphvania Grove; Uisdean Murray’s Demonologist For Hire: Exorcism for Beginners, part of an icky but funny web series; beautiful animation Lost Steps, written, drawn, and directed by Per Nilsson; Jill Gevargizian’s thought-provoking 42 Counts; Alwyne Kennedy’s Indweller sees a young girl befriend a presence in her new home; Simon Pearce’s I Am the Doorway is based on the short story by Stephen King and stars Grant Masters (Await Further Instructions); another animated short - this time digital - is Paul James’ Trap, in which a young girl longs to belong; A neurological experiment could have disastrous consequences in Mark Jepson’s Remembrance; Mick Dow’s claustrophobic Hope in a Box sees two strangers forced to find a way out of being trapped together; and in Cal O’ Connell’s Terminal, we see a future civilisation in which jobs (and gender!) are assigned by computer and the conflict one job centre worker experiences.

The STARBURST International Film Festival takes place at Social 7 at The Landing at MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester on March 15th and 16th.

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