In addition to Competition Films and Discussion Events, we invite you to experience all the free events at BFF. See below for all the fun to experience between screenings, and be sure to check this page often. We update and add more events all the time!

Inclusion Town

Presented by Anderson Merchandisers, Inclusion Town is the must-stop spot for outdoor fun at BFF 2019. Glam products, food samples, puppy adoptions – Inclusion Town has it all!

When: Thurs-Fri 1-7pm, Sat 11-8pm

Where: Compton Gardens Parking Lot

Unilever Social Media Lounge

Help us finish the Mosaic! Discover the final image by taking a selfie around the fest, post and tag #ShowusatBFF on Instagram and Twitter, and stop by the lounge at the Record. Tag as many times as you want. Stop by Record North from 12-8pm, Wed-Fri to check on the progress!

When: Wed – Fri 12-8pm

Where: The Record

Sony & Orville Redenbacher Outdoor Theater

Experience movies in the great outdoors! FREE films for the whole family play all week at the Sony & Orville Redenbacher’s outdoor movie theatre.

When: Thurs-Fri 11:30 am-8 pm, Sat 11:30 am-9:30 pm

Where: Lawrence Park

Women Shred

Women Shred

Women shred is a mountain bike festival, women-focused but everyone’s welcome to join the fun: family, friends, kids, dogs and more. Join an activity or just hang out at the women shred village, located on the grass fields next to Lawrence Plaza & enjoy the festival!
All activities are free and meant for men & women, except the workshops on Saturday, sorry guys, women only!

When: Full Schedule

Where: Inclusion Town

Pioneer: First Women Filmmakers

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Explore the barrier-breaking, women of early cinema who you most-likely haven’t heard of, despite their lasting mark on the films we enjoy today.

When: 21C Hours of Operation

Where: 21C Museum + Hotel

Puppy Village

Need a new friend? MARS Petcare will be sponsoring dog adoptions at their Better Cities for Pets booth. Help break our goal of 67 adoptions from 2018!

When: Thurs-Fri 1-7pm, Sat 11-8pm

Where: Inclusion Town

Check Your Blind Spots

The Check Your Blind Spots Tour is coming to BFF! Hop on the bus and walk through a series of experiences designed to raise awareness around unconscious bias and how everyone can change behaviors in their everyday lives.

When: Thurs-Fri 1-7pm, Sat 11-8pm

Where: Inclusion Town