Team behind Grimmfest and Rad Screenings announce brand new film festival

Grimm Up North, the team behind the excellent cult and horror film festival Grimmfest, have announced a bran new festival to take place in May.

The Supernova International Film Festival will be an international celebration of science fiction cinema – past, present and future.  The event will take place 27th-30th May 2016 at Odeon Printworks in Manchester.

The idea for the event had been in the back of festival co-director Simeon Halligan’s mind for sometime after noticing a drought of Science Fiction based film festivals in the UK; Simeon remarks; ‘Noticing there isn’t really a film festival centring on the Science fiction genre outside of London, we thought it was about time we readjusted the balance. We run Horror centric Grimmfest every October, so it seemed to make sense to introduce our new Sci-fi themed event at the other end of the year‘.

Supernova is set to take over Odeon’s state of the art big screens over the bank holiday at the end of May. Whilst the team at Grimm Up North HQ remain tight lipped about the festivals line up due to be announced in the coming months, Festival co-director Rachel Richardson-Jones teases ‘There’s lots to be excited about including 70mm screenings of a recent classic, Q&A’s with legends of Sci-fi cinema production and a plethora of the best new sci-fi movies from every corner of the globe’.

The festival marks the second collaboration between Odeon and Grimm Up North after the highly successful move of Grimmfest to the cinema at the Printworks.