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Discover unique films year-round through Barrie Film Festival programming. We provide film fans unique experiences and seek out the best of the best in Independent cinema, featuring films from Canada and around the world.

We have our popular Screen One monthly film series at the Uptown Theatre the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month, where we showcase an international line up of cinematic gems. On the third Thursday of the month there is our 3rd Thursday program which provides an additional opportunity to enjoy a special BFF selection. During the summer months we offer free outdoor screenings on Barrie’s waterfront. From October 16 to 25, 2020 we will be hosting our 23rd annual ten-day festival at venues throughout the City of Barrie. This autumn film festival includes over 40 screenings, a Short Film Competition, guest Q&As and receptions. The Reel Stories winter mini-festival will be returning February 18-21, 2021 where we present the most current in documentary and fact-based films.

With over a 150 public events and screenings per year, there are many opportunities to enjoy award-winning and festival favorites on the big screen. Come see what the wide world of cinema has to offer.

During the pandemic we will be introducing some online programming. See our Virtual Cinema program where we are providing a number of screening options online.

 

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✨ BIG BFF NEWS! ✨

Barrie Film Festival is going to the Drive-in! With a BFF Double Feature!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Showtime is dusk, approx. 9:25pm�
Location: Sunset Barrie Drive-in, 134 Line 4 South, Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2L0

SHOW 1: MILITARY WIVES (9:25PM)
Comedy/Drama, 14A for brief language and a sexual reference, 112 minutes (UK)
Inspired by the international phenomenon of military wives choirs, Peter Cattaneo (Full Monty) crafts an emotive and poignant story about a group of women who realize that their partners in Afghanistan aren’t the only ones whose circumstances can lead to unbreakable bonds of camaraderie, belonging, and deep friendship.

Awards:�Winner, Truly Moving Picture Award, Heartland Film, 2020

SHOW 2: PARASITE (11:25PM)
Dark Comedy/Thriller, 14A for coarse/sexual language, some violence and a sexually suggestive scene, Language: Korean with English subtitles, 133 minutes (South Korea)
A family of cunning derelicts scheme to enter a wealthy household’s employ in this genre-bending, Palme d’Or and Oscar award–winning thriller of class struggle from South Korean master Bong Joon-ho (Okja, Snowpiercer).
AWARDS: 267 wins & 228 nominations!

Movie Tickets available online only.
NO tickets will be sold at the box office (prices include HST)
Single (1 person 1 car) $13�Couple (2 people 1 car) $26�Group (3-4 people 1 car) $38

SUNSET BARRIE is offering Barrie Film Festival attendees a 15% discount on concession! Please no outside food.

TICKETS, FILM DETAILS AND COVID-19 RULES AT SUNSET BARRIE DRIVE IN : barriefilmfestival.ca/programs/drive-in-screenings/

Sunset Barrie Drive-in #BFFattheDriveIn #summermovies #militarywives #parasite #drivein #barriefilmfestival #sunsetbarrie
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BFF WATCHLIST, from the BFF Education Program Archives, ⁠⠀
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Image: KAYAK TO KLEMTU, shown during our 2018 Barrie Film Festival and Education Program with curriculum connections in Social Studies, Geography, Environmental Education, English, Media Literacy and Character Education. ⁠⠀
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KAYAK TO KLEMTU - CBC Gem⁠⠀
Director: Zoe Leigh Hopkins⁠⠀
The film follows Ella, a teenage First Nations girl from Vancouver who decides following the death of her uncle Bear to take up his activism against a proposed pipeline development, and undertakes a 500-kilometre kayak trip to the family's ancestral home at Klemtu to testify at the pipeline hearings.
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BFF WATCHLIST
featuring Jennifer Podemski and Sarah Podemski ✨

INTERVIEW:
CANADIAN FILM JOURNEY WITH JENNIFER PODEMSKI - Barrie Film Festival YouTube Channel
We are pleased to share a video on Jennifer Podemski’s Canadian film journey in an interview setting with her sister Sarah Podemski, also a talented actor and producer.⁠

FILM:⁠
EMPIRE OF DIRT - Amazon Prime, Fandor, iTunes
(99 min., Canada, 2013)
Director: Peter Stebbings
Producer: Jennifer Podemski
Also a starring role for Jennifer, Empire of Dirt received numerous accolades, including her nominations for two Canadian Screen Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Feature Film for her work as producer.

DANCE ME OUTSIDE - Hoopla and iTunes
(91 min., Canada, 1994)
Director: Bruce McDonald
Jennifer Podemski's first feature film, a starring role in Bruce McDonald's Dance Me Outside.

LOVE ALASKA - Super Channel
(95 min., PG, Canada, 2019)
Director: Justin G. Dyck
Not only does this gem of a film star Sarah Podemski, it's directed by local filmmaker Justin Dyck and was filmed in this region! Sarah shares how she felt working with Justin, in her interview with Jennifer. Some good local love there and worth a watch!

Find info and links for viewing here:
barriefilmfestival.ca/canadian-film-journey-with-jennifer-podemski/
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