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Farewell Fantastic Film Weekend


We have taken the difficult decision to stop Fantastic Films Weekend. The three-day event, which started in 2002 and featured horror, science-fiction and fantasy films, will no longer be part of the Museum's programme.

Planning and Special Projects Executive, Dean Loughran said:

"Fantastic Films Weekend is not continuing at the National Media Museum, but we are committed to delivering a film programme that will appeal as widely as possible. It was recognised prior to the current, ongoing spending review that the Museum must focus its resources on events that will reconnect with bigger audiences.

"We are working hard on April's Bradford International Film Festival, giving greater emphasis to the world-renowned Widescreen Weekend and looking forward to the Bradford Animation Festival in November. This summer we are also marking 100 years of Indian cinema with events across the Museum, as well as celebrating the Museum's 30th anniversary.

"We have worked with numerous exciting and interesting people during 11 years of Fantastic Films Weekend, and I'd like to take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who's been involved, as well as to the very loyal fans."

For a look at some of the highlights of the last 11 years, visit the National Media Museum blog.

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