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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 Dinner & Movie program which provides the opportunity to enjoy a special menu at one of the participating restaurants and an independent film (film tickets and meals sold separately). The Reel Stories winter mini-festival will be returning downtown February 3 to 5, 2017 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 13 to 22, 2017 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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May Screen One: BURN YOUR MAPS
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:15 pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm


Written and Directed by: Jordan Roberts
Producers: Mark Canton, Julie Kirkham, Patrick Aiello, Courtney Solomon
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Virginia Madsen, Marton Csokas, Suraj Sharma
Adventure/Drama, PG mature thematic elements including some mature sexual material and brief strong language, 102 minutes (USA)

A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder.
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April 20 - 4 pm and 8 pm
Barrie Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


Directed by Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman won this year's Academy Award® for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE film.

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant.

Drama, PG - language may offend, mature theme, 125 min., Persian with English subtitles (Iran/France)

Make it an even better Thursday night by enjoying a special prix fixe menu offered at either The North Restaurant or Groovy Tuesday's Bistro

Dinner before or after the movie, the 4pm & 8pm screening times work nicely for that:) Please note, film tickets and meals are sold separately

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Happy Discovery! Mike, the Uptown Theatre's projectionist (and all around awesome guy!) walks by this framed poster daily! He's had it up on his wall since 1985!

Join us for tonight's FREE screening of My American Cousin

Tonight, 7 pm at the Barrie Uptown Theatre

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