31st Festival of Fantastic Films

Pendulum Hotel Manchester


30th October - 1st November 2020

For 30 years, and running, the Festival of Fantastic Films has been bringing the best collection of movies and guests to Manchester

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We are pleased to confirm that the 31st Festival will take place between October 31st and 1st November 2020

The Pendulum hotel has stated that for the Festival of Fantastic Films on the weekend on 30th Oct - 1st Nov the accommodation rate is £240 for 3 nights / £170 for 2 nights / and £100 for one night.

** The hotel is usually fully booked at that time so please book as soon as possible. **

Guest List

We have a few special guests who want to attend but are awaiting confirmation. We will let you know more as soon as possible.

Please note although all guests do confirm that they will attend that attendance is subject to health and work commitments

We would like to thank the Guests and attendees of the 2018 Festival for another memorable event.


Guests at the 2019 Festival



L-R: Pauline Peart, Norman J Warren, Janina Faye, Tony, Julian Richards, Dez Skinn, Giannetto De Rossi, Sergio Stivaletti, Dana Gillespie & Gil


Membership Rates

Cost £99 per Person for full weekend (£90 if paid before 1st April 2020)

Payment by Cheque / Computer Banking or Paypal.( [email protected])

Accommodation rates are:

£tba Friday, £tba Saturday & £tba Sunday
£tba for Fri /Sat & Sunday.

Please Note that the hotel has stated that these rates wll be held untl July. However this does not guarantee that they will not keep rooms available. If they receive a booking from any other party those will be rooms that wil not be available to Festival goers. So you are advised to book as early as possible. You don't have to pay in advance. Just make the booking.

We have had complaints in the past regarding rooms being unavailable THE ONLY solution is as follows
If you are unable to come you can without any problems cancel

- however You do need to book early as they  only keep the rooms until July 31st. So the hotel may start using our allocation.

You can obviously pay now if you wish but you do not need to.

There is only a limited allocation.

You will need to say that you are attending the Festival Of Fantastic Films as they keep a separate allocation for us.




We would like to hear from all fans old and new. Tell us what you would like to see at the next Festival. In addition, we would like some feedback on how we can improve. Tell us what you liked or what you did not. If you have attended in the past but have not done so recently tell us why.

Contact us via the website/Facebook or email Gil on [email protected]

Please note that the former email [email protected] no longer exists.

Festival Memories

They're gone they're gone. So borrow one from a friend, or better still offer them twice the price.

Many of the guest interviews were filmed and are available on dvd.

Click here for more information

Over 20 Years of Film Fandom

A Tribute to .... The Festival of Fantastic Films

Book by George Houston & George Gaddi

To read more Click here

Independent and Amateur Films

Contact Us


If you want to receive information as soon as it is available then send an email to Gil to include you on the data base.

contact Gil on [email protected]


If you have any comments (positive or negative) then please send them to Gil. Email:[email protected]

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