The venue have advised the BFCC planned for 13th October 2018 is not available and so the chaps are looking for an alternative venue although the usual venue have been asked for other possible dates they may still have available. As time has gone on this is looking unlikely so hopefully a date in 2019 can be selected.

As more news becomes known we will post it here.

In the meantime the Blackpool Film Fair goes ahead in November 2020:
The 2020 event begins with an evening film show on Friday 20th November, Saturday 21st gala dinner and film show and then the main day is the film fair on Sunday 22nd November.
Admission is still only 6.00. Doors open 10am. Table enquires to Elaine Guest on 07931 457817. Room enquires to Kerry Eastwood on 01253 627977 - mention film fair for discount on room.

The previous two BFCC's in Ealing ran at substantial loss so I would urge you to support any future convention and also Keith's latest DVD/Blu-Ray release "THE LAST PICTURE SHOW" which highlights the unique nature of the conventions in more recent times with HD transfers of several of the shows from the 65th BFCC in 2016, plus the fabulous show put on for the 50th event back in October 2005. Take a look at the FILMTEK page and if you can put an order through for this or any other Filmtek DVD release it could make all the difference to the ongoing survival of the original film collecting convention. 15 for the double DVD and 17.50 for the BD. A good response to this latest release really could make a difference.

For those of us seriously interested in the film collecting hobby I strongly recommend Keith's "THE MEN BEHIND THE MOVIES" which is all about the history of the package movie and the men who edited them, plus the history of the BFCC with much of the Super 8 footage we screened at the 65th event in Part 1. Visit the FILMTEK page and to order this title or any other please go to the FILMTEK ORDER PAGE and scroll to the bottom of that screen for the Men Behind The Movies series. I guarantee that once you've seen part 1, you'll want to see them all.

John C.