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Welcome to the Barrie Film Festival

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. The Reel Stories winter mini-festival will be returning downtown February 2 to 4, 2018 where we present the most current in documentary and fact-based films. During the summer months we offer free outdoor screenings on Barrie’s waterfront. From October 12 to 21, 2018 we will be hosting our 21st 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

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.


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** BFF21 NEWS! **



"Ravishingly shot . . . a love letter to the outdoors" - POV MAGAZINE

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Yet in a province that is 75% mountains, most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.

This Mountain Life was Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Official Selection 2018

After the film, join us for our
BFF21 Opening Night Party
drors, 98 Dunlop Street West

We'll enjoy Catering from The Local Gastropub and music by the Mark Hathaway Trio

BFF21 Opening night is sponsored by Theta TTS

We'll be announcing full lineup and events, with tickets and festival passes available soon, stay tuned! trailer for the feature documentary This Mountain Life (release date 2018).
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Our Jury is working hard again today to narrow down selections for our annual Short Film Competition, a juried event with a public screening of official selections as part of the Barrie Film Festival’s annual Short Film Program Showcase on Sat Oct 13, 2018

#BFF21 #shortfilms #barriefilmfestivalA big thanks to Koolfmbarrie and Rock 95 Broadcasting for hosting our first of two jury sessions this week for the Barrie Film Festival Short Movie Showcase!

Tonight we’re picking the lineup for the High School and Simcoe County categories; all selectees have a chance to win awards at the Filmmakers party on Oct. 13th! John Arruda Tyler Forget Austin Myers Christine Gillespie
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