News Event Movies News | Written by STARBURST 18/03/2018

Winners Announced for the STARBURST Fantasy Awards

The STARBURST Fantasy Awards took place on Saturday, March 17th at the STARBURST MediaCity Festival at The Landing at MediaCityUK.

The culmination of a highly successful event, the awards were chosen from the selection of independent films screened during the festival. Every film was fantastic in their own way, but there could only be a small number of winners:

Best Feature – The Child Remains, directed by Michael Melski.

Best Short – Echoes of the Passed, directed by Scott Lyus, screenplay by Tony Sands.

Best Director – Emma Dark for Salient Minus Ten.

Best Performance – Francesca Louise White for Dead Meet.

Brave New Words Award - Margrét Helgadóttir for Pacific Monsters, published by Fox Spirit Books.

Independents Day Award - Andy Collier, Tor Mian, co-directors of Charismata.

STARBURST wishes to congratulate all the recipients, and thank the filmmakers of every movie and short screened for helping make the festival a roaring success. Every screening room was packed and all the attendees had a fantastic time.

We would also like to thank The Landing at MediaCityUK for hosting the festival with us. We’re sure you’ll agree it was a stunning venue. We were also impressed with the brand new bar Social7, which opens to the public on March 19th on Floor 7 of The Landing at MediaCityUK.