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19th Annual Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie

Our ten-day festival is back this fall, featuring a selection of over 20 of the finest films from Canada and around the world. Returning this year are the following popular programs/receptions: Opening Night Party (October 14), Short Film Competition showcase/awards presentation (October 15), Music and Film Night (October 20), After Party (October 21), Festival Brunch (October 23), as well as Q&As with special guests.


For Full Schedule


Some Highlights and Special Events:


Opening Night – Special Guests
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
and Aaju Peter
Friday, October 14
Screening: Angry Inuk,
7pm at Uptown
Opening Party: 9pm at PIE Restaurant

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Short Film Showcase
Saturday, October 15
Screening: 6:30pm at Uptown
Filmmakers Party/Awards: 9pm at Fifty West – Maverick’s Music Hall

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Festival Brunch
hosted by Thom Ernst
“An Introduction to Musicals for those Who Hate Musicals”

Sunday, October 23
11am at the Mady Centre

Music and Film Night
Featuring “Purple Rain”
Thursday, October 20, 7pm
Mady Centre


After Party
Friday, October 21, 7pm
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New this year – tickets can be purchased online.

ONLINE – Starting October 3rd at 1pm, Film Festival passes and tickets will be available to purchase online here see the full schedule.

BOX OFFICE – For those who prefer to buy their tickets in person, starting October 8th tickets and passes will be available to purchase at Uptown Theatre located at 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie. Online service fees apply.

October 8-10 (during regular cinema box office hours); October 11-13 (3pm to 8pm)

During the festival (October 14-23), the box office will open 1 hour prior to the first scheduled screening of the day and will close 15 minutes after the last scheduled
screening begins.

Individual Film Tickets: $10
Short Film Showcase: $10
Awards Presentation / Filmmakers’ Party: FREE
The Opening Night Party: $15
“Purple Rain” Film/Music Event: $25
The After Party: $35
Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst: $35
10 Film Ticket Flex Pack: $80

ALL-ACCESS FILM PASS $150 (limited number available)
Purchase an all-access pass for $150 and come to as many films as you like! The laminated pass hangs on a lanyard cord for easy visibility and is good for unlimited entry to films during the festival; as a bonus it also includes the Short Film Showcase, entrance to the Opening Night Party (Oct 14) and the Film and Music Purple Rain event  (Oct 20). This pass does not include the After Party or Festival Brunch.