Saturday, November 6, 2010

Submissions Have Begun for 2011

It's that time of the year again, time to enter your film(s) in the 5th Annual NYC Food Film Festival! Click here to read the rules and download the official application. This year we have added a new award category - Best Food Porn. What could be better than your favorite food set to music?

The Fifth Annual NYC Food Film Festival will be held in Fall 2011, dates will be released soon.

Friday, October 29, 2010

NYC Food Film Fest & Edible Manhattan

We are working with Edible Manhattan to screen a few food shorts for a dinner they are having Nov. 17th at Inside Park. The Perfect Oyster, Buttermilk: It Can Help, and the award-winning Mr. Okra will be screened along with a full meal incorporating elements from each film. Space is limited so get your tickets!

Monday, August 30, 2010

On To Chicago!

If you find yourself in Chicago at the end of Sept make sure that the 1st Annual Chicago Food Film Festival is part of your plans. And if you have friends in Chicago make sure they know! To see the full list of films for the 2 day festival click here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Harry's Snofrisk Sliders, for Free!

This August 28th 2010 starting at 1:00pm Harry Hawk will be giving away free slider burgers at the Sparkling Pointe Winery in Southhold NY (North Fork of LI).

The burgers will feature the famous house blend of chop meat from NYC's Pat La Frieda meats and will be topped with the most amazing cheese called Snofrisk, which is from Norway and it's much like cream cheese but is made from 80% goat milk. Harry first served similar burgers in June 2010 at the James Beard House for the preview of  the 4th Annual NYC Food Film Festival. Since then these Snofrisk burgers have become increasing popular. He's bringing enough meat to make 200 sliders, starting at 1pm. So come down, check out the burgers, the music (Live Music by Ray Penney) and the Sparkling Pointe Wine.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

In Case You Missed It...

Last Night Kelly Choi of NYC Life celebrated the kick off of the 2010 NYC Food Film Festival in her show "That's So New York"..

In case you missed it...check out the video here!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Festival Sugar

One of our generous sponsors, Sugar in the Raw, has taken their involvement to a whole new level and put our name on their product. Come to the festival and get your sugar on, double branded! 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mapping the Plaza for the Food Trucks

Casey and Zach spent some time the other day mapping out where (and how) the trucks will park for the World's First Food Truck Drive-In Movie. This enormous task involved street chalk, a crazy measuring wheel and lots of patience. The huge, paved area under the Brooklyn Bridge will be filled with food trucks from all over the NYC area all day on Saturday, June 26th. Hope you can be there!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Press Preview and Party at the James Beard House

The press conference and Festival Preview were a huge hit yesterday. A handful of our filmmakers and film subjects were invited to the Beard House to give the press and membership a sneek peek at what to expect at the festival this year. Filmmakers Liza De Guia (Widow's Hole Oysters and Fatty Que) and David Sigal (Florent: Queen of the Meat Market) were there to support their films as well as the stars of some of the films. Florent Morellet answered questions for the press, as did Bruce Becker from Max & Mina's Ice Cream and Joel Bukiewicz from Cut Brooklyn.

And in support of his takedown series paired with our screening of It's Grits!, Matt Timms was there (in an awesome pair of shoes) to get the crowd pumped about his upcoming Grits Takedown.

Harry and a very large kitchen staff sent out some of the best food I've ever consumed at the Beard House, most of it in support of the festival. Pitmaster Robbie Richter from Fatty Que was there, as well as pitmaster Scott Smith from R.U.B., Jimmy Carbone from Jimmy's No.43 and Marcus Jernmark from Aquavit. Widow's Hole Oysters were also consumed (over 450 of them) and some of our most dedicated sponsors, Jarlsberg, Woolwich, and Old Amsterdam cheeses, supported the night and sent everyone home with ridiculous amounts of cheese in sturdy gift totes. I also had my first Snofrisk Slider which was damn tasty..pictured below..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NYC Food Film Fest Preview at the James Beard House

There are still a few tickets left for the NYC Food Film Festival preview at the James Beard House this Thursday (June 3rd).

Festival director George Motz will lead a sneak-peek of the festival and show clips from Stan Woodward's It's Grits!, Florent - Queen of the Meat Market, Food.Curated's Widow's Hole Oysters, and Bruce Becker - Ice Cream Picasso.

Get ready for some amazing food including Jarlsberg tarts, cured herring and gravlax from Aquavit Executive Chef Marcus Jermark. There will be dishes from Fatty Cue pit masters Robby Ritcher and Steve Haritopoulos & Chef de cuisine Andrew Pressler. Smoked hogget and bacon is coming from RUB pit master Scotty Smith and NYC Food Film Festival executive chef Harry Hawk will be preparing fresh Widows Hole Oysters, gin braised Beef calf muscle, burgers and much, much more.

The event features cocktails from Alan Katz, Bulldog gin and the Aquapolitan from Aquavit head bartender John Knight. Also look for custom-made ice cream by Max 'N Mina's.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Schedule is Up - Tickets are on Sale

After many months of hard work the result of our programming effort is finally available to the public. Click here to see the schedule and click here to buy tickets to events.

Some events/screenings are free and some require purchase but ALL events require tickets. Opening night for example, our huge oyster party, has a ticket price and our Edible Adventure at Water Taxi Beach in LIC is free. Please reserve your tickets now - the Food Truck Drive-In Movie sold out in 24 hrs...

Stay tuned here for more info. We'll be posting regularly thru the end of June.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Official Submissions List is Posted

It was not easy for anyone on the Selections Committee this year. The Festival received well over 100 entries that had to be narrowed down to 36. It was so amazing to see the genre of 'food filmmaking' grow over the past few years (in contrast, I think we received only 15 films for consideration in our first year as a festival and screened them all).

And once again we are stunned by the range in subjects we've received. This year we'll be screening films about everything from squid chips to oysters, backyard farming to knifemaking, and films about grits, pasta, and oysters. We'll also be screening a range of awesome food porn and narrative food subjects from chefs to taboo food consumption. We guarantee this fest will have a little something for everyone.

We will also be screening Anat Baron's Beer Wars this year followed by a beer bash filled with local and independent brewers for your tasting pleasure. There are MANY events planned for this year...stay tuned for more details.

To view the Official Selections for the 2010 NYC Food Film Festival click here. We'll see you in June!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Submission Deadline is Here

We have received amazing films this year. Thank you all for submitting to this year's NYC Food Film Festival. There are so many great films to choose from that the Festival Selection Committee will have quite a time trying to decide what we'll show at the festival. And thanks to the procrastinators the office received 11 overnight packages yesterday!

The 2010 Official List of Films will be posted on the website soon. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Submission Deadline Pushed Back

Our festival producer Seth is your new best friend. If you are one of the procrastinators that we seem to get every year you are in luck. The submission deadline has been pushed back to March 31st. Now instead of getting 25 FedEx packages from around the world on March 12th we'll be seeing those packages on the 31st. (which is a Wednesday)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Submit Your Food Film

Submissions end March 12th, 2010 so get your food film in now! Use this link to enter. No food film is too weird, too short, or too old. We are looking for food docs, food narrative films, food porn, whatever. If the film has a food item or method that we can recreate for an audience we like that.