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.
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