FOOD FILM FESTIVAL
DEBBIE PRESSMAN // Publicist)
TASTE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN…RIGHT IN YOUR SEAT! The Food Film Festival is a multiscensory food and film experience where guests watch films about food and taste the food from the films at the same time. Directed by Travel Channel Host and Hamburger Expert George Motz, the Festival has hosted over 40,000 guests from New York City to Charleston to Copenhagen over the past 9 years.
Some of our most memorable 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 Love 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 first time ever. We curated 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. In 2015, the Festival screened the World Premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Charleston, which included service of Sean Brock’s Waffle House Tasting Menu.
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 annually in October and produces many events around the US. All Festival events benefit important non-profit organizations, such as the Food Bank For New York City, The Billion Oyster Project, Slow Food Charleston, The Good Food Project and GrowFood Carolina. The Festival works hard to promote these organizations and the important work they do.