Chicago Food Film Festival
Official Selections Announced
And More!

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Tickets on Sale Now for
2nd Annual Chicago Food Film Festival

–> 20+ Films Selected For 2nd Annual Food Film Festival
–> Guests to Taste What They See on the Screen…Sometimes Right in Their Seats!
–> Festival to Host 4 Events Over 3 Days
November 18-20th at Kendall College & Intelligentsia Roasting Works
–> Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House to Open Fest with “Farm to Film to Table” Event
–> Saturday Brunch to Include Hundreds of Doughnut Vault Doughnuts
–> Authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast Set for Saturday Night
–> Over 7500 South Carolina Coast Oysters to be Served
–> The Butcher & Larder, Hoosier Mama Pie Co, Bobtail Ice Cream and Others to Serve
–> Kornick, Kogan, Cameron and Sianis Make Up Official Judging Panel
–> Good Food Project Selected as Non-Profit Beneficiary
–> Kendall College is Exclusive Culinary Education Partner
–> Travel Channel Host and Festival Co-Founder George Motz to Host Events


CHICAGO,IL — The Chicago Food Film Festival returns for its 2nd consecutive year offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers return to taste what they see on the screen. Yes, the Chicago Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world that serves the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting The Good Food Project, the 2011 Chicago Food Film Festival runs from November 18 through 20, 2011 at Kendall College and Intelligentsia Roasting Works.

The trailer above is from Zergüt, a film by Natasha Subramaniam & Alisa Lapidus that took over two years to make. It chronicles the battle between fresh and rotten foods inside the fridge. It will screen as part of a Food Porn feature on Saturday, Nov 19th.

Tickets are on sale now for these Festival events. For a full listing of films and foods at each event, click here.

Farm to Film to Table: Friday, November 18, 7 pm at Kendall College. Opening night of the 2011 Chicago Food Film Festival, featuring Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery and Pleasant Farms.

Edible Adventure #004: The Doughnut Vault Brunch: Saturday, November 19, 12 Noon at Intelligentsia Roasting Works, featuring Fresh Doughnut Vault Doughnuts, Intelligentsia Coffee, Royal Pies from Pleasant House Bakery, Meats from The Butcher and Larder and more.

The Great Chicago Shuck ‘N Suck: Saturday, November 19, 8 pm at Kendall College. An authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast and Food Porn Party.

The 2011 Awards Ceremony Lunch: Sunday November 20, 12 noon at Kendall College. Join the filmmakers and judges for the Award Ceremony Lunch featuring screenings of the winning films plus the Chicago premiere of How to Make a Turtle Burger, and the Belgian hit In De Keuken.

The Chicago Food Film Festival was created by Travel Channel Host George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book and mobile app and Chef Harry Hawk. Through documentaries and narrative films, the Festival presents the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite and most exotic foods on the big screen…and then serves them to the guests.

This year, the Festival will include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast, a Farm to Table event, a brunch featuring the baked goods of the Doughnut Vault and more.

Films topics include the making of a Turtle Burger, Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery, a Texas family’s Molasses making, doughnuts from The Doughnut Vault and much more. Also, enjoy an array of cocktails designed by returning Festival Mixologist Angie Jackson at Ultimate Elixirs. For the full list of Official Selections of the 2011 Festival click here.

The Chicago Food Film Festival is proud to announce its partnership with The Good Food Project, which will receive top tier integration throughout the Festival to remind guests of the importance of teaching school children about the great taste and health benefits of fresh produce. Additionally, a portion of Festival proceeds will be donated to the Project to assist in its important work.

The Festival is also excited to announce its partnership with Kendall College, which will serve as the exclusive culinary education partner of the 2011 Festival. Students and staff will take part in Festival events and attend festivities.

The Chicago Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in five categories: Best Short, Best Super-Short, Chicago Food Filmmaker of the Year, the Audience Choice Award and new for 2011…Best Food Porn Film. The Official Selections of the 2011 Chicago Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of members of Chicago’s food and film communities. The 2011 judges are: Rick Kogan, noted journalist, radio host and author; Bill Sianis of the Billy Goat Tavern & Grill, Chef Michael Kornick of mk and DMK Burger Bar, and Greg Cameron, COO of WTTW.

The Chicago Food Film Festival is proud to announce its primary sponsors for 2011, which include Sugar in the Raw, Stevia in the Raw, Agave in the Raw, Fannie May Chocolates, Chipotle, Jarlsberg, DailyCandy, Fine Cooking Magazine and Flight Chicago. Primary media partners include WTTW, Edible Chicago and Elevate Your Presence. Kendall College is the Festival’s exclusive culinary education partner, and The Good Food Project is its non-profit partner.

Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Good Food Project, the Chicago Food Film Festival returns for the 2nd year in a row. Born in New York City, the Food Film Festival series is the largest of its kind in the world and the only event where guests watch food films and then are served film foods…often right in their seats. The Food Film Festival comes to Chicago in November of 2011, only 1 month after wrapping a week of sold out events in New York City.