Taste What You See on the Screen…Right in Your Seat!
Benefiting the Billion Oyster Project
October 22 – 25, 2015
Get a taste of the fest here!
The Food Film Festival: NYC, Oct. 22nd-25th, returns to New York City for its 9th consecutive year, offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers will taste what they see on the screen, as attendees are served the food that is seen in the films in their theatre seats. The four-day fest will screen over 30 food films, including 8 world premieres and 7 New York City premieres. There is guaranteed to be something to satisfy every craving. Each evening event features a VIP Party before the taste-screeningand an After Party for every guest afterward.
Meat lovers will find themselves in hog heaven with Tender: Stories of Love and Meat. Meanwhile vegetarians (and omnivore friends) can treat themselves to a dish from the famous Dirt Candy kitchen at the infamous Food Porn Party, returning with sultry, sumptuous films and food. Food lovers of all ages are welcome to the festival’s first family friendly event, Eat Your Movies! Maybe Baby Got Kale will get some finicky eaters to even try some greens. Drinks won’t be forgotten either; films and tastings of Brooklyn Brewery and Rosemary Gin Splash will keep spirits high at Edible Adventure #013: Hungry for Love. Finally, the festival will achieve the impossible by recreating a diner experience that no longer exists, until this day! Nothing with Something: Death of a Diner will chronicle the fall of Jodie’s Restaurant, a treasured Albany, CA lunch counter. Viewers will then be able to witness (and taste) the revival of Jodie’s in NYC for one day only, at Restaurant Revival: Jodie’s Diner (1989-2014)!
We’ve all salivated over the impossibly perfect dishes on cooking shows, unable to bring the same meal to fruition in our own kitchens. At the Food Film Festival, finally, you can taste exactly what you see on screen. It’s a festival for the senses.
Tender: Stories of Love and Meat
Thursday, October 22nd, – 7 pm, (VIP Party at 6:30 pm)
Watch and eat stories of American meat that come from the heart. Tales of pork and beef from Texas to Maine.
Films: Central TX BBQ, Course of Food, Growing Local: Pig Not Pork
Tickets: $89 GA/$119 VIP
The Food Porn Party
Friday, October 23rd – 7 pm, (VIP Party at 6:30 pm)
The Food Porn Party returns for another steamy night of Extreme Eats, Close-Ups, and Food Burlesque.
Films: Cocolo Ramen, Choco Thriller, Fork and Beans: Gluten-Free Moon Pie, La Botanique des Amours, Pasta with ratatouille, Ravioli Perfection, Rosemary Gin Smash, Slowberry, The Cut
Tickets: $99 GA/$129 VIP
Eat Your Movies! A Family Event
Saturday, October 24th – 12 Noon
Films: Baby Got Kale, Chef Do Re Mi, Cranberry Choc Scones, Milano
For the first time ever, the Food Film Festival invites the whole family to join us for an event featuring films that showcase everything from a puppet-musical about Milano cookies to a family food parody of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back.
Tickets: $32 Adults, $23 Kids 12 or under, $100 Family of 4-Pack, $125 Big Family Pack (incl. 2 adults & up to 4 kids), Kids under 3 are Free
Edible Adventure #013: Hungry for Love
Saturday, October 24th – 8 pm, (VIP Party at 7:30 pm)
The 13th installment of the Edible Adventure series includes films from around New York City and features the story of the Ippodo Company, its renowned Matcha and the family behind it who will visit from Japan to watch and eat with guests.
Films: Edible Films: Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery; Edible Films: Liz Gutman, Liddabit Sweets; Food Warriors – 125th St., Hungry for Love, Matcha: an Ippodo story
Tickets: $99 GA/$129 VIP
Restaurant Revival: Jodie’s Diner (1989-2014)
Sunday, October 25th – 12 Noon
Film: Nothing with Something: Death of a Diner
Jodie’s Restaurant, a beloved lunch counter in Albany, CA, closed on June 14th, 2014. Along with Jodie himself, we’re bringing his restaurant and his life-long dream back to life for one day only in NYC. Grab a seat!
The Food Film Festival is a multiscensory food and film experience. Over the course of 8 years, the Festival has hosted over 30,000 guests from New York City to Charleston to Copenhagen. Past events include a screening of The Mud and The Blood followed by an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast on a rooftop in Brooklyn with 15,000 South Carolina oysters, and the World Premiere of New York Cooks for Tohoku paired with dishes from Michelin Starred Chefs Boulud, Bouley, Romano, Telepan and Tadashi Ono. In 2012, the I [heart] Japan event featured Ramen Dreams star and Ramen Burger creator, Chef Keizo Shimamoto, who cooked and served his legendary ramen in the U.S. for the 1st time ever. And a special screening of John Markus’ The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait aboard the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Charleston featuring a BBQ feast smoked on-site by the World Champion Pitmasters featured in the film.
The Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival and Official Selections are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of esteemed members of the food and film communities. Awards are presented in 7 categories including: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Super-Short Film, Best Food Porn Film, The Audience Choice Award, The Made in New York Award and The Food Filmmaker of the Year Award.
The Food Film Festival hosts its flagship series of events in New York City every October and has curated and produced multiple events around the country. All Festival events benefit important non-profit organizations, such as the Food Bank For New York City, The Billion Oyster Project, The Good Food Project and GrowFood Carolina. The Festival works hard to promote these organizations and the important work they do.