Maddy is well known for her many appearances in films, TV and stage productions, including ‘Bond girl’ Miss Caruso in Live and Let Die, and roles in Hammer and other horror films including The Vampire Lovers, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Theatre of Blood, and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.
Jenny has enjoyed an extensive career in film, TV and theatre, working with directors including John Cassavetes, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Michelangelo Antonioni , Ridley Scott, Derek Jarman, and Nicholas Roeg. Her genre film credits include Robert Fuest's cult classic THE FINAL PROGRAMME, THE CREEPING FLESH, and SON OF DRACULA.
Jane has performed widely on stage and screen, and famously appeared in Nigel Kneale's cult 1976 folk horror anthology BEASTS in the unforgettable episode ‘Baby’: she and her husband discover strange mummified remains in an old jar bricked up in the wall of their ancient cottage.
Screenwriter and author Stephen Volk is best known for being the evil mind behind BBC TV’s notorious – some say legendary – “Halloween hoax” Ghostwatch and for creating the award-winning ITV paranormal drama series Afterlife starring Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln.
David McGillivray describes himself as a general factotum of the entertainment business: actor, producer, playwright, screenwriter and film critic.
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We rebooted our international Delta film competition last year and again sought short films from around the world. We had a fantastic response yet again, 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’s home is the Pendulum Hotel aka 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
We have a unique atmosphere and impeccable pedigree, bringing an eye-popping array of horror, SF and fantasy films to Manchester – in 2022 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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