Cine-excess celebrates a decade of horror in Birmingham

on November 7, 2016

The 10th anniversary of Cine-excess will bring to Birmingham an event for all horror cult lovers.

Under the title “Cult Genres, Traditions and Bodies: A Decade of Excess” this international film festival and conference will bring together scholars, critics, and filmmakers to discuss and enjoy this controversial genre, with the special collaboration of film students from Birmingham City University (BCU).

The festival, which has also been held in Brighton and London, come back to Birmingham for a second time under the direction of Xavier Mendik, documentary filmmaker and associate professor of film in BCU.

“I´ve being doing this festival for nine years and because I am working in Birmingham I thought that it was time to bring it back here,” says Xavier.


Professor Xavier Mendik

Professor Mendik explains that what makes this festival unique is that it does not fit in anyone´s categories because “it is not a dry academic conference and it is not a based fan movie event but a film festival for cinema literature.”

The activities, featured from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th of November in Millennium Point in BCU’s city centre campus and in the Mockingbird film theatre at the Custard Factory, will include academic conferences, UK theatrical premieres, film screening, with movies like “Kill or be killed” or “TaxShelter terrors”, and also student’s competitions.

“This is the first time that students have become in the spine of this event, and I hope that will remain like that for the next ten years” adds Xavier.

The competitions will be divided into three events: A filmmaking student challenge, a film master class and a comic book challenge through the horror genre, and you do not have to study film to be part of this opportunity.

For more information about tickets, conferences, films and guests visit or Instagram.

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