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There’s No Place Like This Place, AnyplaceThere’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace
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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. With over 160 public events and screenings in a typical year, there are many opportunities to enjoy award-winning and festival favourites on the big screen.

Although all our in-theatre screenings are currently suspended due to COVID-19, we have introduced some online programming. See our Virtual Cinema program where we have teamed up with film distributors to bring the theatrical experience to your home. Also mark your calendars for the Reel Stories Film Festival which will be online March 5 – 14, 2021.


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✨ DIGITAL REEL STORIES runs March 5-14, 2021 ✨Visit our site for Full Lineup and Tickets! Sponsor: Stewart Esten LLPAlso supported by:BDO, Digital Giants, Netgain, Plumbtech Plumbing Inc., Renovations By Rodgers, Simcoe Audio Video, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Counsel Inc., Zoup Creative Inc.Funders: City of Barrie, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Barrie Community Foundation107.5 KOOL FM, Barrie Advance, Barrie 360, Barrie Uncovered, BIG 101.1 FM, Fresh Radio 93.1, ROCK 95 ... See MoreSee Less
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DIGITAL REEL STORIES, March 5-14, 2021 DEREK DELGAUDIO'S IN & OF ITSELFDocumentary, 90 min., USA, 2020, 14A, some coarse languageTICKETS: Directed by Frank Oz Written and performed by Derek DelGaudio Executive Producer: Stephen Colbert, Evelyn McGee Colbert, Daryl Roth, Tom WernerProducer: Glenn Kaino, Vanessa Lauren, Jake Friedman Music: Mark MothersbaughDEREK DELGAUDIO’S IN & OF ITSELF is a new kind of lyric poem. It tells the story of a man fighting to see through the illusion of his own identity, only to discover that identity itself is an illusion. An intimate and powerful exploration of what it means to be and be seen, the film chronicles Derek DelGaudio’s attempt to answer one deceptively simple question, “Who am I?” His personal journey expands to a collective experience that forces us to confront the boundaries of our own identities.Awards: Winner – Audience Award, Montclair Film Festival, 2020 Winner – SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award, SXSW Film Festival, 2020 Nominated – Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature, Philadelphia Film Festival, 2020 Runner up, Audience Award, DOC NYC, 2020 & Of Itself Mongrel Media #InandOfItself #BarrieFilmFestival #ReelStories #FilmFestival ... See MoreSee Less
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DIGITAL REEL STORIES, March 5-14, 2021THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE THIS PLACE, ANYPLACEDocumentary, 75 min., Canada, 2020TICKETS: Lulu Wei Producer: Ali Weinstein Music: Laura BarrettThere’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace looks at the transformation of an iconic Toronto block - where the world famous Honest Ed's store once lived - through the stories of its community members as they reconcile their history with the future, all while facing the biggest housing crisis the country has ever seen.Awards: Winner - Top five Rogers Audience Award, Hot Docs, 2020 Globe and Mail’s – 10 best Hot Docs bets list, 2020 NOW – Top 10 Must-see films at Hot Docs list, 2020 National Post – 10 Best Bets at Hot Docs list, 2020There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace #HonestEds #BarrieFilmFestival #ReelStories ... See MoreSee Less
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