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BFF2016 VOLUNTEERS FEATURE photo by Luca Ragogona blog post
28 November 2016

BFF19 Volunteers

Not only do we have the Best Volunteers, they are¬†also the most fun! So is our Director ūüėČ     We offer cinematic experiences throughough the year with twice monthly screenings through our¬†Screen One¬†and Dinner + Movie programs, our¬†two annual festivals with¬†Reel Stories¬†in February and the Barrie Film Festival in October, Education Programming in January […]

BFF19 Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst photo by Cameron Stamper
20 November 2016

BFF19 Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst

  ‚ÄúAn Introduction to Musicals for those who hate Musicals‚ÄĚ   On¬†Sunday October 23 Thom Ernst¬†delighted and surprised us with a toe-tapping talk¬†on his love of musicals. From All That Jazz, to Pennies From Heaven, to Pitch Perfect – we remembered, and discovered, much loved musicals through the decades. It was a wonderful Sunday, the […]

BFF19 After Party Photo by Luca Ragogna
11 November 2016

BFF19 Gala After Party

Our BFF19 Gala Screening of HUNT FOR THE WILDER PEOPLE was a hit with our audience; we heard rave reviews from everyone after the film. Then we were off to the After Party at the Georgian BMW Showroom for a night of music and dancing with DJ James Smokie and outstanding food and drink from […]

BFF19 Music and Film Night photo by Luca Ragogna
09 November 2016

BFF19 Film + Music Night with Prince & Purple Rain

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” Prince, 1958-2016 ¬†. This year our Film Festival Music + Film night was a celebration of Prince, his music and his film Purple Rain. . ¬† The Jeff Eager Band gave us an outstanding mix of Prince and funk tunes, the […]

BFF19 Short Film Showcase Photo by Luca Ragogna
07 November 2016

BFF19 Short Film Showcase & Filmmakers Party

  This year’s Short Film Competition¬†was a record breaker for BFF, receiving over 2700 submissions from across Canada and around the world. The resulting shortlist from this torrent¬†of cinematic talent was nothing short of outstanding.   BFF19 Short Film Showcase – Confused Rendez-Vous by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti   Mitch Grazat and Jamie […]

BFF19 Opening Night Film: ANGRY INUK
04 November 2016


  On October 14, 2016 we¬†were honoured to open the 19th Annual Barrie Film Festival with the¬†powerful Canadian documentary Angry Inuk;¬†and so privileged to have Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Aaju Peter travel from Nunavut, Iqaluit¬†to introduce the film and then give us their time for¬†a post film Q&A. Gracious, kind, and strong in their convictions, […]