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.

























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