Starburst International Film Festival

Starburst International Film Festival

Starburst International Film Festival

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Author: Martin Unsworth


At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is goingto turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.

A mix of onirism, violence and dark humor, Bitch, Popcorn & Blood is simply the weapon that everyone has dreamt of being one day.

Director & Screenplay: Fabio Soares / Starring: Jane Badler, Cristina Blackwater, Jochen Hägele, Lise Gardo

Short Film: JI

A modified human from a manmade planet risks his life to travel to where humanity originated. Once he arrives there he meets a beautiful young woman and falls in love. But it’s only a matter of time before his people come looking for him and expose the truth about who he really is.

Director & Screenplay: Ben Griffin / Starring: Lewis Tan, Eva De Dominici, Peter Sudarso


Tara (Kirsty Strain, Anna and the Apocalypse) lives an idyllic but lonely life with her globe-trotting boyfriend. This is unravelled by the discovery of an unfamiliar device which sends her to a parallel world; a rotten world where under dire circumstances her boyfriend, now her husband has become abusive. She must rescue her other self from devastation and inspire (herself) to fight back; whilst also questioning her impending marriage to a man that it would appear she knows very little about.

Director & Screenplay: Ben Thompson / Starring: Kirsty Strain, Jake McGarry


Quantum butterflies with Qubit wings, The same technology was used to create KANUMA, an experimental world of Artificial Intelligence inside a quantum computer.
Then one day, AIs began using words unknown to man. Scientists saw this as a threat and decided to “delete” KANUMA.
Can love exist between an AI and a human? A new outlook on the evolution of the human world.

Director & Screenplay: Yuichi Kondo / Starring: Ami Yamada, Hinako


It’s a dark night in London 1991 and there’s a serial killer on the loose. Two men go about their business oblivious to the dangers at large when fate brings them together in a black taxi.

This seemingly random encounter sparks an escalating feud that leads to a brutal and devastating finale as our loyalties plunge first one way and then the other.

Director & Screenplay: Alexander Osman / Starring: Stephen Beckett, J K Glynn

Short Film: SEECHERS

University student, Aris Fletcher, is training to become a Seecher. They are a secret group, who hold ancient knowledge about using subconscious power. Preparing for the Physical Trial, Aris steals a forbidden text, on how to enter the Subconscious World. Spellbound by his recent dreams. Ignoring all cautions. Aris decides instead, to dabble in his new powers, outside the protection of the Seecher Guild.

Director & Screenplay:Natalie Kavanagh / Starring: Kristian Wilkes, Betty Denville, Aurora Fearnley