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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 20th 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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Did you know you can buy a BFF Screen One Movie Pass all year long? Now that's reason to dance!

On the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month we screen an outstanding collection of Canadian and international independent feature films. For years we've been part of the TIFF Film Circuit giving us access to incredible, award-winning films that might otherwise not be shown in our region.

Our Screen One pass is your ticket to discover unique films year-round!

Passes are on sale:⠀
IN PERSON – Barrie Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street W, Barrie (during BFF Box Office hours which is one hour before our first scheduled screening of the day)⠀

See you at the movies! ⠀

Image: FINDING YOUR FEET, April 4/5, 2018
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Finding Your Feet
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 4pm, 7pm


Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, David Hayman, John Sessions, Joanna Lumley
Comedy/Drama, PG for mature theme/language, 111 minutes (United Kingdom)

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Sandra couldn’t be more different to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling.

But it turns out different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet... and romance.

Featuring a star studded cast including Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman, Finding Your Feet is a hilarious and heart-warming modern comedy proving that it’s never too late to start again.

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“In what might be the most romantic movie of the year, Call Me by Your Name dispenses with cliché while focusing on the universal fantasy of first love.”- Annlee Ellingson, L.A. Biz

Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 4 PM, 7 PM
Barrie Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie

One of this year's top awarded films,
Nominated, Best Performance (Timothée Chalamet), WON Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Music, Academy Awards, USA, 2018
Nominated, Best Motion Picture, Best Performance (Timothée Chalamet), Golden Globes, USA, 2018
Nominated, Outstanding Performance Male Actor (Timothée Chalamet) Screen Actors Guild Awards, USA, 2018
Won, Movie of the Year, AFI Awards, USA, 2018

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel
Drama/Romance, 14A for coarse language, sexual content, mature themes, 131 minutes
English/Italian/French/German with English subtitles (Italy/France/Brazil/USA)

Immediately following the 7pm film, everyone is invited to join a film discussion and social at the Call Me By Your Name – Barrie Pride Popup at the The Local Gastropub
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