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29 February 2016

The Barrie Film Festival & The 88th Annual Oscars

  Congratulations to all nominated, and all winners at this year’s Academy Awards!   The Barrie Film Festival has always endeavoured to feature the most engaging and interesting films in Independent cinema, from Canada and around the world. Proudly associated with The Film Circuit, the Toronto International Film Festival’s outreach programme, we have access to an […]

Casablanca
26 February 2016

3 Forgotten Best Picture Winners (you should watch)

    Quick quiz! Which movie won the Best Picture at last year’s Oscars? How about the year before that? In 2008? (Gold star if you knew them by heart….answers below for the rest of us.   Despite the buzz Oscar nominees generate while their movies are in theatres and the hype leading up to […]

24 February 2016

4 Bizarre Oscar Moments

  The Academy Awards are never short on splendour, but despite being a tightly choreographed event it is a live broadcast, which means anything can happen. And amid the historic acceptance speeches and memorable host monologues, “anything” has happened a number of times, much to the chagrin of the producers. Here’s 4 of the wackiest moments […]

22 February 2016

Canadian Connections To This Year’s Oscars

    With so many Canadians working in Tinsel Town, it’s not surprising that every year more and more appear as nominees at the Academy Awards. This year’s crop of Hollywood North Oscar hopefuls are headlined by Rachel McAdams, nominated for best supporting actress in “Spotlight“. McAdams plays Sacha Pfeiffer, one of the Boston Globe staff […]

12 January 2016

7 Docs 3 Days: A Reel Stories Preview

For three days you can escape the cold winds that blow off Kempenfelt Bay, exist in time suspended and immerse yourself in seven captivating documentaries that explore a multitude of themes including powerful courage, poetry, music, survival and obsession.     Reel Stories is dedicated to presenting socially-conscious documentaries and fact-based films focussing on current issues in the […]

30 December 2015

We Love Our BFF Volunteers!

The Barrie Film Festival simply would not be able to grow and expand our diverse offering of film programming without the incredible volunteers we have supporting us. We are fortunate to have 98 vibrant and dedicated volunteers; for this we are very thankful!   In 2015 we hosted 156 public screenings and special events for a total attendance of 13,661 film lovers. It’s […]

Contest Winners
25 December 2015

10 Days of Giving Contest Winners

The 10 Days of Giving contest has come to a close and we thank everyone who participated! To add to the excitement, all ten of the prize packs will now include free popcorn from the Uptown Theatre! What a treat! We’ve pulled our 10 winners and are excited to announce them: Day One: 2 Movie […]

10 Days of Giving
14 December 2015

10 Days of Giving Contest

The holidays are here (even if winter is not!) and we’re going to help you tick off every gift on your list with our 10 Days of Giving with BFF contest! We’ll be drawing a winner every day from December 15th to December 24th. We’re giving away tickets to BFF films, as well as BFF […]

25 October 2015

BFF18: New Showing on Monday!

Today marks the final day of #BFF18. Although this year’s festival is over, the BFF experience continues year-round! Make sure to check out one of our weekly screenings or take part in our Reel Stories documentary film fest coming early 2016. Here’s whats on the schedule as today we close out another successful film festival: […]

BFF18 Festival Closer What We Did on Our Holidays
24 October 2015

BFF18: Festival Closer And What’s Showing Today

What’s screening today: Uptown Theatre Screen 1: Francofonia – 1:00pm Raiders! – 3:00pm Sunshine Superman – 5:30pm Pawn Sacrifice – 7:30pm Uptown Theatre Screen 4: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story – 1:30pm Slow West – 4:00pm White God – 7:00pm ’71 – 9:30pm   Get your tickets for the Festival Closer! Can’t believe it’s […]