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.
Virtual Cinema Info