The STARBURST International Film Festival took place over the weekend, and was a roaring success. On Saturday night, we announced the recipients of the STARBURST Fantasy Awards 2020.

With so many amazing entries, it was a tough decision to make, and all the films screened were worthy of accolades. However, a final decision must be made, and the winners were;

Best Art and Design

Dead Air, director: Geoff Harmer, writer: Peter Hearn

Distinction in Sound

I Scream on the Beach, composer: Levi Miah, directors: Alexander Churchyard, Michael Holiday

Best Cinematography

Darling, Darling Wendy, director of photography – Beth Napoli

The Charlie Allbright Award

Royko’s Qubit Summer, director – Yuichi Kondo

This is a new award that honours the spirit of the late Dr Charlie Allbright, a colleague and academic dearly missed.

Best Screenplay

Scott Lyus, Black Mass

Best Performance

Johnny Vivash, Black Mass

Best Short

Eject, director – David Yorke

Best Director – sponsored by Fabulous Films

David Yorke, Eject

Best Feature sponsored by Horror Channel

Stay Out Stay Alive, director – Dean Yurke

Independent’s Day Award

Andrew Lee Potts

We congratulate all involved and all the filmmakers and actors who had movies and shorts screened at the festival.

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