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Short Film Competition


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One of the featured programs at our ten-day festival is the annual Short Film Competition. Filmmakers are invited to submit their short films for consideration. An audience favourite, this exciting program presents a selection of short films submitted by regional, national and international filmmakers. This is a juried event and official selections were publicly screened as part of the Barrie Film Festival’s annual Short Film Program Showcase on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Of these selections, small prizes will be awarded in various categories.

The 2016 Winners are announced!

High School Category

First Place:
His First Time – Directed and written by Angel Violet



Second Place:
Confused Rendez-Vous – Directed by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti


Third Place:
Platonic – Directed by Mitch Graszat and Jamie Rogers



Simcoe County Category

 First Place:
A Cascadian Metal Adventure – Directed by Brendan Hiles


Second Place:
Thank You For Calling – Produced by Jeff Reynolds, Directed by Matthew Read


Third Place:
Pretty Dangerous – Written and Produced by Jeff Reynolds, Directed by Dan Laera


Open Category:

First Place:
California Dreaming – Directed by Sahirr Sethhi


Second Place:
Ruth’s Great Escape – Directed by Thomas Bangert


Third Place:
Flaws – Directed by Anthony Bradley


Simcoe Audio Video People’s Choice Award:

 Platonic – Directed by Mitch Graszat and Jamie Rogers


We are grateful to all the filmmakers that submitted their films to this year’s competition.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors for this event:

Program Sponsor:

Award Sponsors:

dr-dove   simcoe-audio-video

Filmmakers’ Party Sponsor: