Starburst International Film Festival

Starburst International Film Festival

Starburst International Film Festival

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Guest: Luigi Cozzi

Legendary Italian filmmaker Luigi Cozzi will be attending the STARBURST International Film Festival .

From working with Dario Argento in the early ‘70s to the heights of such cult classics as Starcrash (1979) and one-time video nasty Contamination (1980) and beyond, he is a fascinating raconteur and will be regaling us with tales of the classic Italian cinema industry right up to him running Profondo Rosso, Argento’s famous film store. We will be screening his latest movie The Little Wizards of Oz, and celebrating the 40th anniversary of Starcrash with us.

Guest: Lloyd Kaufman

Co-founder of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd is a prolific producer, director, screenwriter, and actor and a favourite of cult movie fans worldwide.

As a director, Lloyd became synonymous with The Toxic Avenger, but also brought us such classics as Tromeo and Juliet, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D, Terror Firmer, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. He also wrote a series of books (and films) aimed at low budget independent filmmakers: Make Your Own Damn Movie, Direct Your Own Damn Movie, and Produce Your Own Damn Movie!

STARBURST is delighted to have Lloyd join us for the festival, where we will screen his latest movie Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol II as well as a sneak peek look at his next venture, Shakespeare’s Shitstorm.

We’re also pleased to be able to award Lloyd the Hall of Fame Award at the end-of-festival STARBURST Fantasy Awards.

Guest: Dez Skinn


A genuine titan of publishing, Dez Skinn is the reason we’re here. In 1977, he created STARBURST and went on to be head of Marvel UK, launching Doctor Who Weekly (now Monthly) – the longest-running TV tie-in magazine.

Whether it’s House of Hammer, MAD UK, Warrior, or Comics International, there’s a good chance if you’re of a certain age, you’ll have read Dez’s work. The multi-award-winning Warrior also introduced the ever-popular V for Vendetta.

Dez is an ever-entertaining raconteur who we’re always pleased to welcome home.


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