Stable suspensions of nanosized barium hexaferrite particles were prepared with the addition of surfactants. Hydrothermally prepared particles with sizes from 5 to 20 nm and commercial particles with sizes from 10 to 160 nm were used. The films with thicknesses from 1.5 to 9.5 μm were prepared with electrophoretic deposition in an external magnetic field. The orientation of the grains in the films was due to the magneto-crystalline anisotropy of the barium hexaferrite and was determined with X-ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy and magnetic measurements. The highest degree of orientation in the films with anisotropic magnetic behaviour was 90 %.