The STARBURST Fantasy Awards are the heart and soul of The STARBURST MediaCity Festival. Putting a much needed spotlight on the talent currently emerging from genre cinema. This years categories are:
– The award for best overall acting performance.
– The award for best overall short film entry.
– The award for the best upcoming director.
– The award for best overall feature film entry.
BRAVE NEW WORDS BOOK AWARD:
– The award for best literary talent.
INDEPENDENTS DAY AWARD:
– The award for the movie that best encapsulates the spirit of the STARBURST Magazine – ‘Independents Day’ column.
A Little recap of what happened previously…
The STARBURST Fantasy Awards were held on Sunday 28th August 2016 in Manchester, getting off to a flying start. A good time was certainly had by all, from the guests such as Steve Pemberton, Toby Whithouse, John Glen, Peter Lamont, Virginia Hey, and Katy Manning to the scores of independent filmmakers who travelled from all over the world to support the screenings of their films.
The event culminated in a fantastic awards ceremony in which the most outstanding productions and talent were celebrated. The competition of entries was very tough, and every film screened deserved commendation. STARBURST thanks all the filmmakers and their cast and crew for contributing to making this year’s festival such a success.
There was also a special Hall of Fame Award, which was presented to Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor, in recognition of his contribution to the genre and cult entertainment.
The awards were presented by original STARBURST publisher Dez Skinn and current editor Jordan Michael Royce. It was presided over by comedian and Big Finish voice actor Charlie Ross, and was sponsored by Horror Channel.
Darren Travers (Don’t You Recognise Me?)
Amor Fati (director: Thomas Morelli)
Parts (director: Naqqash Khalid)
Good Tidings (director: Stuart W. Bedford)
Independents Day Award:
Christian Nicolson (This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy)
Hall of Fame Award:
Doug Naylor (writer / creator Red Dwarf)