The Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Food Porn, Best Film Made Locally, Food Filmmaker of the Year and the Audience Choice Award. The Official Selections of the Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of renowned members of the food and film communities.
Artisan Baker, Dir. Una Morera, 8 minutes
Weaving philosophy with his love of food, a third generation Italian artisan baker discusses crafting and consuming food made with love.
The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts, Dir. Scott Pitts, 1:38 minutes
Food porn showcasing an orange-pistachio cake doughnut.
Mickle’s Pickle, Dir. Nathan Wills, 9 minutes
Mickle’s Pickle tells the story of a small town pickle shop, its eccentric owner, and the theft of the store’s beloved icon.
Mama Sugar’s Sweet Potato Cobbler, Dir. Keeley Steenson, 4 minutes
Mama Sugar, matriarch of the Sugar Shack Trailblazers and country cooking extraordinaire, shares a lost recipe from her youth in East Texas – sweet potato cobbler.
Mr. Okra, Dir. T.G. Herrington, 12 minutes
A portrait of a man who sells produce from his rolling farmstand in new Orleans
Pastry Paris, Dir. Joel Herm, Prod. Susan Hochbaum, 3 minutes
Visually arresting Parisian pastries photographed with their sculptural Parisian counterparts.
Ramen Dreams, Dir. Michael McAteer, 7:30 minutes
One man… leaves it all behind… to follow his Dream… RAMEN! Ramen freak and blogger Keizo Shimamoto follows his “Ramen dream” to a small noodle shop in Tokyo.
Sugar Shack, Dir. James Boo & Ian Parker, 12 minutes
The Sugar Shack is a Quebecois institution. Sucrerie de la Montagne is a Quebecois legend. This documentary short explores the business, culture, heritage and food of a Canadian maple farm at the peak of maple season – as preserved by Pierre Faucher, the most interesting French Canadian man in the world.
Vegetable: Friend or Foe? Dir. Grady Hendrix, 6 minutes
What are vegetables? Are they here to help us or harm us? Is it true that tomatoes grow best when fertilized with human blood? Dirt Candy examines the many myths surrounding vegetables, showing us their lighter, and darker, sides using bad animation, clumsy diagrams, and pseudoscience.
What’s ‘Virgin’ Mean, Dir. Michael Davies, 4:26 minutes
Sometimes little questions need big answers…
XXX, Dir. Joe Pacheo and Stavros Stavropoulos, 1 minute
Crazy, sexy, canimation set to Klezmer music
Zergut, Dirs. Natasha Subramaniam & Alisa Lapidus – Prods. Natasha Subramaniam, Alisa Lapidus & Raphael Kryszek – 5:45 mins
Animated food porn where the moldy, forgotten foods in the rear of a refrigerator rise up against the fresh foods that reside up front.