THE FESTIVAL RETURNS 25-27 OCTOBER 2024 WITH ITS UNIQUE MIX OF FASCINATING GUESTS, FANTASTIC FILMS & FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

25-27 October 2024, Pendulum Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester UK

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Weekend passes and day tickets available


This year's guests

MARK GATISS

An an actor, writer, director and producer, Mark is best known as a member of the League of Gentlemen, and as co-creator and executive producer of the multi award-winning BBC series Sherlock, in which he also played Mycroft Holmes. He has also written for and appeared in Doctor Who – and is soon to be seen in Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning.

ROSALYN LANDOR

At the age of nine, Rosalyn Landor appeared in one of Hammer’s most acclaimed films The Devil Rides Out (1968). Four years later, in 1972, she co-starred in the film The Amazing Mr Blunden, and almost fifty years later was to appear in a new adaptation of the same story, written and directed by fellow Festival guest Mark Gatiss!

JEFF LIEBERMAN

Born in New York in 1947, Jeff Lieberman made his feature film debut as the writer and director of the much-acclaimed horror film Squirm (1976).

NEVE MCINTOSH

One of the UK’s most acclaimed and respected actors, Neve McIntosh has appeared in dozens of movies and TV productions, among which is an impressive list of genre credits. Perhaps best known for her recurring role as Madame Vastra in Doctor Who, a Victorian adventuress and consulting detective.

Tickets for 2024 on sale now: Earlybird rates!

Weekend passes and day tickets available

Attention
Film Makers!

Submissions for 2024 will open shortly

Find us on FilmFreeway

We rebooted our international Delta film competition in 2022. We have a fantastic response each year, with a great range of finalists from around the world.

Winners in each category — Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy – receive the Delta Award, with the best-in-festival getting the coveted Norman J. Warren Trophy, named in honour of the cult filmmaker. Click here to learn more about Norman


THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART OF MANCHESTER

The festival’s home is the Pendulum Hotel – also known as the Manchester Conference Centre – on Sackville Street in central Manchester.

Accommodation is usually available at special rates. Look out for festival updates and news on Facebook. Buy festival tickets here

NOW IN OUR 34th YEAR!

We have a unique atmosphere and impeccable pedigree, bringing an eye-popping array of horror, SF and fantasy films to Manchester – in 2023 that included short films from Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Iran, Spain, UK, Ukraine, Taiwan, Turkey and Germany.

A hidden gem on the festival circuit, discover us in 2023. Buy festival tickets here

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