News Event Movies | Written by Martin Unsworth 17/01/2019

First Movies Announced for STARBURST Int Film Festival

We’re delighted to announce the first films that we’ll be screening at the STARBURST International Film Festival in March.

To celebrate our Guest of Honour Lloyd Kaufman we’ll be showing the Troma classic The Toxic Avenger and his latest opus Return to Return to Nuke ‘em High aka Volume 2, which has something to offend everyone but does so in riotous fashion.

Other new films to be screened include the UK Premiere of the brilliant horror satire on popularity culture Clickbait, directed by Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein, and the English Premiere of Lawrie Brewster’s new cinematic nightmare Automata. We also have the UK Premiere of The Fare, a fabulous romantic time loop film from director D.C. Hamilton. Find out more about a controversial part of Chinese entertainment is examined in Category III: The Untold Story of Hong Kong Cinema, directed by Calum Waddell and featuring insights from many of the directors and actors from the scene.

There’s also a chance to see the brilliant Polterheist, directed by David Gilbank, a mix of comedy, gangsters, and ghosts that will bring the house down.

We're also delighted to be screening two short films from director Izzy Lee - My Monster and For a Good Time, Call...

We’ll be announcing more movies and the short film programme soon, so keep your eyes open!

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

Head over to www.starburstfilmfest.co.uk to find out more and book tickets now before they all go at https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Salford/The-Landing/STARBURST-International-Film-Festival/13411270/.

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