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BFF19 Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst photo by Cameron Stamper
20 November 2016

BFF19 Festival Brunch with Thom Ernst

  “An Introduction to Musicals for those who hate Musicals”   On Sunday October 23 Thom Ernst delighted and surprised us with a toe-tapping talk on his love of musicals. From All That Jazz, to Pennies From Heaven, to Pitch Perfect – we remembered, and discovered, much loved musicals through the decades. It was a wonderful Sunday, the […]

BFF19 Music and Film Night photo by Luca Ragogna
09 November 2016

BFF19 Film + Music Night with Prince & Purple Rain

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” Prince, 1958-2016  . This year our Film Festival Music + Film night was a celebration of Prince, his music and his film Purple Rain. .   The Jeff Eager Band gave us an outstanding mix of Prince and funk tunes, the […]

31 October 2016

BFF19 VIP NIGHT

The 19th Annual Barrie Film Festival began with a special private event for our supporters, the amazing Sponsors and Volunteers who truly keep BFF running. We cannot thank them enough for all that they do; without them we would not be able to deliver such an incredible depth of Canadian and International film programming throughout the year. […]

06 September 2016

BFF19 – Short Film Competition

  It’s hard to believe it has been almost 12 months since we last gathered for the Barrie Film Festival! BFF19 is just around the corner and it promises to be another incredible 10 days of film and events. One of the most eagerly anticipated is our Short Film Competition and Showcase.   It’s an […]

National Canadian Film Day
20 April 2016

5 Great Films You Might Not Have Known Are Canadian…

The Canadian movie industry has been churning out terrific films since the early days of cinema; cutting edge flicks like David Hartford’s Back To God’s Country and Nanook of The North (the first feature length documentary) were both produced and shot here in Canada.   Over the decades, Canuck filmmakers and producers have continued to impress audiences with innovative […]

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 […]

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 […]