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27 September 2017




Beginning next week, Barrie Film Festival is delighted to present two films for elementary students, each of which exemplify the power of determination in very different ways.

BEE NATION, a compelling Canadian documentary about the issues and excitement surrounding Indigenous students as they participate in a provincial spelling bee, and

FANNY’S JOURNEY (French with English subtitles), the fictionalized account of a young Jewish girl who is given the responsibility for keeping a group of children out of Nazi hands during W.W.II.


Enhancing the cinematic experience of the youth in our community is a top priority for us. Our mission is “to provide local and global cinematic experiences through the medium of film to generate social awareness and stimulate discussion. We encourage multi-cultural perspectives through the exhibition and support of national, indigenous and international cinema”. This mandate weaves its way through all that we do and is especially important when selecting films to share with students.


Our Education Program is designed to incorporate the needs of current curricula and allows students the opportunity to view films which are often not available to see anywhere other than film festivals. We also provide education resources to the teachers, including background information on the films, pre and post viewing activities and curriculum links.


This program is most definitely one of our most anticipated annual events, we are thankful for the tremendous support we get from all schools who participate.


Details here: BFF Education Program