News Event Movies News | Written by Martin Unsworth 28/01/2020

STARBURST Int Film Festival: First Wave Film Announcements

We’re delighted to announce some of films that we will be screening at this year’s STARBURST International Film Festival. We opened submissions on FilmFreeway, and have been inundated with a fantastic array of amazing movies and shorts. It’s been a hard task to whittle the selections down as we only have a limited number of screening slots available, but we have done it and can reveal the first batch of screenings.

Joining the already-announced films A Little More Flesh and The Black Gloves, we have Jamie McKeller’s hilarious Chestersberg: Make Murder Legal, in which a lovely village has its own rules - including murder! Co-starring Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval), this is a crowd-pleaser not to be missed. There are creepy goings-on in The Hollow Child from director Jeremy Lutter. A superstar couple are kidnapped in The Great Charade, directed by Rodeo and Daniel Strange (who are featured in the latest issue of STARBURST). Among its cast is Francesca Louise White, who won the Best Performance award at the 2018 STARBURST Festival. We will also be screening a preview of a new documentary that will be on the upcoming US release of the film Inseminoid. A Very English Exploitation - Inseminoid and the Shock-Cinema of Norman J. Warren is a feature-length look at the work of the great British director and Norman will be attending the festival to meet fans and talk about his work too.

We also have some amazing short films that will be screening over the event:

2018 STARBURST Award-winner Scott Lyus returns with his latest short Black Mass; The Afterlife Bureau is a whimsical comedy from Dimiter Dimiroff; there’s a different use for USBs in Eject, directed by David Yorke; Darling, Darling, Wendy sees director Elise Robertson posit an older Wendy Darling awaiting the return of Peter Pan; gamers will love Zero Lives Left, directed by Zak Wundowa; Dead Air has an all-female punk band fighting little critters on a plane. Directed by Geoff Harmer, it stars some familiar genre faces such as Kate Davies-Speak (The Barge People), Charlie Bond (Strippers vs Werewolves and also Black Mass), Dan Palmer (Stalled), David Schall (The Inbetweeners), and James Hamer-Morton (My Bloody Banjo); Giltrude's Dwelling is Jeremy Lutter’s second entry in this year’s festival, we’re delighted to screen his short alongside his feature The Hollow Child. Snore from director Luthor Bhogal-Jones has a couple disturbed during the night by something unhuman!

Watch this space for more film and guest announcements soon!

The STARBURST International Film Festival takes place on March 13th and 14th at Social7 at MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester. For more information on the films, and to book tickets for the STARBURST International Film Festival, head over to The direct ticket link is here. Early Bird tickets have nearly run out!