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


25-27 OCTOBER 2024

A friendly, intimate festival with a unique atmosphere and impeccable pedigree, we’ve long been considered a hidden gem on the festival circuit. FFF Manchester relaunched in 2022 with a new look and a new programme.

Guests in 2023 included Andy Nyman, Madeline Smith, Jenny Runacre, Stephen Volk, Jane Wymark, David McGillivray, and Toby Hadoke.

Our 2022 guest line-up included Jeremy Dyson, David McGillivray, Adam Nevill, Judy Matheson, Dani Thompson, Dean Kilbey, and Frazer Diamond. Other genre writers attending included Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Laws, Stephen Gallagher, Mark Morri, Darrell Buxton, Toby Hadoke and Andy Murray.

Previous guests at the festival include Ray Harryhausen, John Landis, Roger Corman, Lamberto Bava, Jorge Grau, Brian Clemens, Gerry Anderson, Jimmy Sangster, Paul Naschy, Pete Walker, Val Guest, Roy Ward Baker, Tony Tenser, Bert I. Gordon, Britt Ekland, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Shelley, Ken Foree, Gunnar Hansen, Burt Kwouk, and many more.

Legendary British director Norman J. Warren was a big fan of the festival and attended most years, as both guest and regular attendee, and was always keen to meet and encourage fledgling filmmakers. Our best-in-festival Delta Film Competition award has been named in Norman’s memory.

The festival was founded by Tony Edwards, Gil Lane-Young, Harry Nadler, Dave Trengrove and Gary Fellows. It grew out of the Delta Film Group, a filmmaking society in Manchester in the 1960s.

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