A Tribute to Jeff Barnaby

To honour the life and work of visionary Mi’kmaw filmmaker Jeff Barnaby, nationwide screenings of his work will take place in seven provinces and online nationwide, in a tribute supported by Netflix.


To honour the life and work of visionary Mi’kmaw filmmaker Jeff Barnaby, CanFilmDay will include screenings of his celebrated works in a nationwide tribute supported by Netflix.


In Toronto, REEL CANADA will screen Barnaby’s brilliant and provocative 2019 horror film Blood Quantum at a gala event the Scotiabank Theatre and followed by an in-person discussion with the film’s star, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sámi), and moderated by Jason Ryle (Anishinaabe). The discussion will be livestreamed on the REEL CANADA YouTube page.

across canada

Other in-person screenings across the country will be preceded by a special tribute video featuring remembrances by friends and colleagues: 


Online nationwide, Blood Quantum will be available thanks to our sponsor CBC. The film will run ad-free for 24 hours starting at 9:00am on April 19th, on CBC GEM. A video tribute to Barnaby will be available on the REEL CANADA YouTube page.

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