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Reel Stories

March 5, 2021 - March 14, 2021


The 17th edition of Reel Stories will be coming online this year. Discover extraordinary things about the world from this thought-provoking film festival which includes documentaries and dramas inspired by true events and real people.

Being online means you can view these must-see films on your own schedule throughout the festival – enjoy your ten-day film adventure!

Stream Anytime between March 5-14! – THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Guest Talks – viewable with their respective films:

Co-Director / Co-Producer Noel Smyth (Camino Skies); Director Charles Wilkinson (Haida Modern); Director Posy Dixon (Keyboard Fantasies); Director Lulu Wei & Producer Ali Weinstein (There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace).



Purchase by clicking on the film you’d like to see and follow the link.



This allows you to view any of the 2021 Reel Stories films, subject to your region. All prices include HST.

Buying a pass outside of Ontario? Be sure to check the availability of each film, as some are geo-blocked and unavailable in certain areas.

The majority of films are ONLY AVAILABLE IN CANADA. Haida Modern is only available in Ontario, and Camino Skies is available in Canada and the US.


Have more questions? See our Frequently asked questions page:  Streaming FAQs

Films are viewable at your leisure from March 5 (12:00 AM) through to March 14 (11:59 PM).

All streams will be available for 50 hours from when you hit play to begin watching.

Should you need further assistance, our customer service staff is on call and will be more than happy to answer any and all questions. Please call 705-481-1004 (and leave a message) and we will promptly reply, or email info@barriefilmfestival.ca

Looking for something delicious to enhance your viewing experience?

Here is a list of local participating restaurant offers, available during our Reel Stories festival!


Some Navigating Tips:

The main link you will need to enjoy the festival is the FILM LISTING which takes you to the STREAMING EVENTS page. It is here that you will see all the films being shown and it is from this same page that the films are ordered and viewed as well.

The first thing you’ll need to do is set up an account (unless you already have one created in the Barrie Film Festival ticketing system). If you already have an account you will sign in with your email and password and if you don’t remember your password or you have an account but have never used it online (only at box office), there is an option to click to reset it.

To create an account click on the little person icon on the top right, to the left of the shopping cart and “SIGN IN”. Then click the bottom gray box that says: “Don’t have an account yet? Click here to sign-up”. Fill in all the areas that have an asterisk next to them and once you’ve done that the little icon on the top right will change to your initial. There are three horizontal lines, top left (next to the Barrie Film Festival logo) to help you navigate to either purchase an All Access Pass or to go back to STREAMING EVENTS (which is the same film listing page you started from). It is here that you can learn more about each film, but it is also from here that you will order and watch the films.

By clicking “View More” beneath a film you are interested in. It will take you to that film’s page. From here you can “Buy Tickets” individually as well as “Click to Stream”.

Currently you can stream through the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Opera. For both PC and Apple computers, we recommend that you use the latest version of your browser.

Note: Internet Explorer is not supported.

Quick View of Line up – go to FILM LISTING to ORDER & VIEW







The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story




***THIS FILM WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE March 12 to 14, 2021***

Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show







March 5, 2021
March 14, 2021


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