THE FESTIVAL RELAUNCHES IN MANCHESTER ON OCTOBER 28/29/30 2022 WITH A NEW LOOK AND NEW PROGRAMME BUT THE SAME UNIQUE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.

This unmissable celebration of horror, science fiction and fantasy
has attracted some of the biggest names in the industry since 1990.

28-30 October 2022, Pendulum Hotel & Conference Centre, Manchester, UK

Join us!


Festival Lineup 2022

Please note, all guests are subject to professional commitments and may cancel at short notice. Guests may charge for autographs.

Jeremy Dyson

Screenwriter and author who, along with Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, is one of the League of Gentlemen. He also created and co-wrote the West End show Ghost Stories and its film adaptation.

DAVID McGILLIVRAY

Legendary actor, producer, playwright, screenwriter and critic, who achieved cult status with his film scripts for late Norman J. Warren and for Pete Walker

Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe has been forced to cancel her appearance at this year’s festival. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, and appreciate this is very disappointing news. Guests are always booked subject to their professional commitments and circumstances can, unfortunately, change. This is entirely beyond the festival organiser’s control.

ADAM NEVILL

Multi-award winning horror author, whose novels include Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, Last Days, House of Small Shadows, The Reddening and Cunning Folk. Two of his books, The Ritual and No One Gets Out Alive have been adapted and made into feature films.

FRAZER DIAMOND

Frazer is an artist and writer whose creative career has taken him from the production offices of Walt Disney Animation, to Monty Python, to Jim Henson Productions.

JUDY MATHESON

With a diverse career on stage, in movies and TV, Judy is probably best-known for the Hammer horror films Lust for a Vampire and Twins of Evil.

DANI THOMPSON

We're thrilled that in-demand actress, writer, producer, musician and 'scream princess' Dani Thompson is joining us at the Festival.

Booking available now

Weekend pass and day tickets available.

Attention
Film Makers!

Fancy yourself as the next Norman J. Warren?

We have rebooted our film competition and are looking for short films from around the world. Winners in each category — Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy – will win the Delta Award, with the best-in-festival film receiving the Norman J Warren Trophy.


OUR VENUE IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

The festival’s home is the Pendulum Hotel (Manchester Conference Centre) on Sackville Street in central Manchester. Attendee accommodation is available at special rates once registration and booking opens. Make sure you register for festival updates.

NOW IN ITS 32nd YEAR

Festival of Fantastic Films has a unique friendly atmosphere and impeccable pedigree – a hidden gem on the festival circuit.

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