Delta Film Award

Delta Film Award
The original Delta Film Award. Its current location is not known.

The Delta Film Award is presented annually at the Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester, England.

Shortly after the 2004 event, British freelance journalist Steve Green assumed the role of administrator; he'd been a judge since the early 1990s.[1] Other judges have included the film director Norman J. Warren, movie journalists M J Simpson, Calum Waddell and Tris Thompson, horror author Stephen Gallagher, former Critical Wave reviewer Ray Holloway and actor David Hess. In addition, both Holloway and the horror author Joel Lane have assisted with the shortlisting process.

The award now attracts international interest, with entries regularly from as far afield as Europe and the United States, the Far East and Scandinavia, Australia and the Middle East. Although the majority of winners have been British, reflecting the gerographic make-up of the entries, many non-UK films have received special commendations in recent years.

Unfortunately, there appears to be no central record of the winners prior to 1998, although they are reportedly listed on a plaque attached to the trophy (the whereabouts of which is no longer known by the Festival organisers).

  • There is no list currently known to the administrator of winners prior to 1995.
  • The 1995 Delta Film Award was awarded to joint winners, one of which was Blast Films (UK), for their film I Was a Fifty Foot Führer.
  • The recipients of the 1996 and 1997 competitions are not known by the current administrator.
  • The recipient of the 1998 Delta Film Award was Shane Hannefey (USA), for his film The Gift; this was the first winning entry from outside the UK.
  • The recipient of the 1999 Delta Film Award was Ben Campbell (UK), for his film Abduction.
  • The recipients of the 2000 Delta Film Award were Nova Jacobs and John Sinclair (USA), for their film Schrödinger's Cat.
  • The recipient of the 2001 Delta Film Award was Bryn Jones (Canada), for his film Jesabelle.
  • The recipient of the 2002 Delta Film Award was Al Lougher (UK), for his film I Am Peter Cushing.
  • The recipient of the 2003 Delta Film Award was Robin Burke (UK), for his film Tilted Love.
  • The recipient of the 2004 Delta Film Award was Brett Harvey (UK), for his film The Curse.
  • The recipient of the 2005 Delta Film Award was Ross Shepherd (UK), for his film Kingdom of Shadows.[2][3]
  • The recipient of the 2006 Delta Film Award was Karl Holt (UK), for his film Eddie Loves You.[4][5][6]
  • The recipient of the 2007 Delta Film Award was Jean Luc Baillet (France), for his film Contretemps.[7]
  • The recipient of the 2008 Delta Film Award was Matt Bloom (UK), for his film Small Things.
  • The recipient of the 2009 Delta Film Award was Kyle Stephens (USA) for McDonough.
  • The recipient of the 2010 Delta Film Award was Lucas Martell (USA) for Pigeon: Impossible.
  • The recipient of the 2011 Delta Film Award was Damian McCarthy (Eire) for Hatch.


  1. ^ 2007 article by Steve Green for the US fanzine The Drink Tank in which he discusses his involvement with the Delta Film Award
  2. ^ Ross Shepherd's website, notng the film's receipt of the 2005 Delta Film Award
  3. ^ Review by M J Simpson, mentioning his work judging the 2005 Delta Film Award
  4. ^ Darkline Entertainment website, noting the film's receipt of the 2006 Delta Film Award
  5. ^ Review by M J Simpson, mentioning his work judging the 2006 Delta Film Award
  6. ^ Report by Jonathan Cowie on the 17th Festival of Fantastic Films, including references to the 2006 Delta Film Award
  7. ^ Report by Darrell Buxton on the 18th Festival of Fantastic Films, including references to the 2007 Delta Film Award

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