The Barrie Film Festival Hits Sunset Drive In Next Month
Covid has taken a chunk out of the cinema business this year, as anyone who attends the movies well knows.
But despite theatre closures and social distancing requirements, the show will go on for the BFF in 2020.
The 23rd annual festival is a scaled down version, with fewer movies and of course no galas. But the BFF has partnered with Sunset Drive In to screen a terrific selection of independent flicks over the course of four days.The festival kicks off October 1st, with the Christopher Walken led drama Percy.
Also back will be the Short Film competition, which showcases films from local directors and international productions vying for prizes.
Save The Date. And keep checking the BFF social media channels and website for more movie announcements.
We spoke with BFF Director about this year’s festival, including the short film showcase. A Barrie Uncovered podcast production.
Find out more about the BFF on their website!
Since we are all going to be spending the next several weekends indoors and online, we thought it a good time to canvass the artistic scene in Barrie for a few movie suggestions! We’ll be doing this regularly, and we’d love to hear your picks as well. So hit up the comments and share what you’re watching during the isloation!
MITCH GRASZAT, FILMMAKER/SANDBOX VIDEO PRODUCER
The Social Network, Raiders Of the Lost Ark, About Time
CAROLE PARSONS, Video Producer, Owner Sugar C Media
The Biggest Little Farm, Heal, Black Mirror
IAIN MOGGACH, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, THEATRE BY THE BAY
Birdman, Children of Men, The Fountatin
SCOTT WALKER, CINEMA SMACKDOWN HOST/COMEDIAN
The Breakfast Club, The Dark Knight, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
FRASER MOORE, CINEMA SMACKDOWN HOST/COMEDIAN
The Song Remains The Same, Death To Smoochy, Castle of Caglistro
HEATHER DENNIS, ACTRESS, BARRIE UNCOVERED HOST
LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE, THE SHINING
SEND IN YOUR ENTRIES FOR THE 2020 SHORT MOVIE SHOWCASE
The Barrie Film Festival’s Short Film Competition is open for business.
This year’s BFF Short Film program is on the hunt for movies to fill out the showcase in October.
The competition is one of the featured (and more popular) programs held during the ten-day festival every October.
The lineup features a section of local filmmakers, as well as international productions.
The top 3 movies in every section earn cash prizes, including the high school and Simcoe County categories. And all selected entries get to have their film shown on the big screen!
There’s also the audience choice award, voted on by the guests in attendance.
A number of past local winners have gone on to successful careers in film and video production, and the showcase routinely receives upwards of 500 submissions from all over the globe.
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Hey Filmmakers!!⠀ ⠀ BFF Short Film Competition 2020 Call For Entries is now open! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020
⠀ ⠀ Selected Short Films Notification Date: October 7, 2020⠀ ⠀ Find the details on our website:⠀ ⠀ Barrie Film Festival Shorts Page: https://barriefilmfestival.ca/programs/short-film competition/⠀ ⠀ FilmFreeway submission url: https://filmfreeway.com/BarrieFilmFestival