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The Food Film Festival 2018 Details


Hello, NYC! 

The Food Film Festival is back for its 12th consecutive year in New York City! This year, the Festival kicks off with The World Premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown / Lower East Side presented by CNN Original Series. We hope to see you in October for an unforgettable festival.

The Events

The World Premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown / Lower East Side presented by CNN Original Series.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Cocktails 6:00 pm | Program       7:00 pm | After-Party 8:00 pm
$250 | Angel Orensanz Foundation

100% of proceeds from the night’s event will be donated to the Bronx Letters Foundation, a charity ardently supported by Anthony Bourdain. 

Featuring The World Premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown / Lower East Side presented by CNN Original Series. The episode follows Bourdain on a personal journey through this formerly bohemian New York City neighborhood, as he meets, shares meals and reflects with music, film and art trailblazers.

VIP Eat & Greet
Featuring Chefs Brad Farmerie + Nicole Gajadhar

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIP Pass Holder Access Only
Saxon + Parole

Meet and greet Chefs Brad Farmerie and Nicole Gajadhar at an intimate reception at Saxon + Parole. Enjoy beer, wine, cocktails, films and tastes from the restaurant.

Edible Adventure #16: Stories of New York
Friday, October 26, 2018
VIP 6:15 pm | GA Doors 7:00 pm
GA $75 | VIP $100
AMC Empire 25 in Times Square
 


An eclectic mix of food and films made here in New York City. 

Fire and Smoke: Texas BBQ and Beyond
Saturday, October 27, 2018
VIP 6:15 pm | GA Doors 7:00 pm
GA $100 | VIP $125
AMC Empire 25 in Times Square



Meet the pitmasters responsible for bringing Central Texas Style BBQ to new spaces and chefs who can harness smokey goodness of fire-roasted meats. Presenting world famous brisket from renowned Kent and Barrett Black of The Original Black's BBQ in Lockhart, Texas, and more. 

All You Need is Brunch!
Sunday, October 28, 2018
12:00 pm
$45
AMC Empire 25 in Times Square




Come for the carbs featured in My Life in Sourdough, stay for the assembly of offerings from Joseph's Machines, with Breads Bakery and many more brunch favorites. 

 

The Films

A New York Bagel
Dir. Virginia Chiang and Mike Lee, 5:15
A bagel's trip to New York City goes awry and is rescued by a friend with evil intentions.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown / Lower East Side
Dir. Michael Steed, World Premiere
The episode follows Bourdain on a personal journey through this formerly bohemian New York City neighborhood, as he meets, shares meals and reflects with music, film and art trailblazers.
Watch the trailer

Chikarashi: Sustainable, Chef-Driven Poke Bowl
Dir. Liza de Guia, 9:45
Sustainable, chef-driven poke with absolutely no customization allowed. 
Watch the trailer

D’Abruzzo: The Meat, Fat, Meat, Fat, Meat, Fat Lamb Skewers of Abruzzo
Dir. Liza de Guia, 9:47
At D’Abruzzo in Smorgasburg you’ll find Tommaso happily tending his grill, turning over and twisting thousands of his handmade “arrosticini” lamb skewers, all while welcoming customers with wide eyed encouragement.

Eat Art
Dir. Anna Tsukanova-Kott, 4:00
Eat Art are short videos, which present cooking recipes in an unusual art form.

Fire
Dirs. Michelle Crowley & Richard Hill, 1:06, US Premiere
Where Fire is its own flavour, English woodland cooking.

Food Films
Dir. David Ma, 4:45
Recipe videos re-imagined in the styles of iconic directors. 
Watch the trailer

Get Blown!
Dir. Tati Nguyen, 6:36, World Premiere
The memories of two great meals, one in Paris and another in Beijing, combined  to create the perfect hybrid culinary masterpiece.  
Watch the trailer

Holy Smoked
Dir. Jeffrey Jones, 11:00, World Premiere
Izzy runs the first kosher bbq restaurant in NYC, but he can never taste what he is trying to perfect. 
Watch the trailer

How to Make Crispy Fish Fingers
Dir. Simon Wild, 1:00, US Premiere
Four year old, chef Dylan, shows how to make his favourite crispy fish fingers.
Watch the trailer

Magical Snack Time
Dirs. Liz and Jimmy Reed, 2:00, World Premiere
A hungry unicorn creates a wild desert through a series of happy accidents. 

Melt: A Smoking Story
Dir. Jules Renault, 9:18
Melt. A Smoking Story describes the intimate stories behind the meeting of two Parisian dudes and a Texan Pitmaster, the mix between two cultures, the love and passion for Barbecue as an art, and the story behind the opening of one of the first and well known BBQ place in Paris.

My Life in Sourdough
Dir. Marie C., 5:00
Somewhere between a romantic comedy and a cooking show, My Life in Sourdough chronicles the culinary adventures of Jeanne, a French girl looking for a love as orgasmic as bread making.

The Lunch Feeder
Dir. Joseph Herscher, 1:50, World Premiere
How to be more productive during lunch.

The Science of Smoked Brisket
Dir. George Motz, 8:41, World Premiere
The science behind what makes us crave smoked brisket clearly explained by Chef Michael Ollier and Dr. Philip Bass at Certified Angus Beef Brand, Kent and Barrett Black at Black’s Barbecue, and Texas barbecue critic Daniel Vaughn.

The Rest of Your Life
Dir. Rodolfo May, 8:59
The inspiring story of two women showing the difficulties faced by so many women that recently left the prison system and are trying to fit back into society with one goal: to not be only known by their past crimes.

Why the Jamaican Beef Patty is a New York Icon
Dir. Justin Bolois, 12:05, James Beard Nominee
An investigation into the Jamaican beef patty, the unsung food icon of NYC. 
Watch the trailer
 

*This list may be subject to change*

The Fine Print

Venue details can be found HERE.

Note: Details are subject to change without notice.
Film screenings begin 15 minutes after General Admission doors open.

All Festival events are 21+.

Peanuts, nuts and other food allergens may be present in the food served at The Festival.  Although we make every effort to keep these items separated, we cannot guarantee that the food served will be free of the 8 major allergens identified by the FDA.

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