Wednesday, September 12, 2012

6th Annual NYC Food Film Festival Oct 17-21, Tickets On Sale Today + Sizzle Reel!

Early Bird Discount: 33% Off Tickets for First 33 Hours

Six Events w/ 100+ Foods & Drinks and 40 Food Films

The Lowcountry Oyster Roast to Feature 20,000 South Carolina Oysters  + A Sideboard of Classic Lowcountry Dishes by Chef Robert Stehling of Charleston's Hominy Grill

 Japan to Feature World Premieres of New York Cooks for Tohoku with Chefs Boulud, Bouley, Payard, Romano, Telepan, Cardoz, Ono, Koketsu and Ramen Dreams with Chef Keizo Shimamoto

Food Porn Party Returns with Seattle’s Hand-Forged Top Pot Doughnuts, Brooklyn Star Pig Tails, Dirt Candy and more

“dinner and a movie…elevated to an art form.” – New York Times

“borderline-genius” – New Yorker
The NYC Food Film Festival returns to New York City for its 6th consecutive year, offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers will taste what they see on the screen, as attendees are simultaneously served the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Food Bank For New York City, the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival runs from October 17-21.

This year’s Festival will feature six different events showcasing 40 food films, 18 world premieres, and over 100 foods and drinks, plus an Awards Ceremony hosted by NBC’s Cat Greenleaf. Highlights include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast featuring 20,000 South Carolina Oysters freshly harvested in Bulls Bay, the return of the notoriousFood Porn Party with pig tails from NYC’s own Brooklyn Star and hand-forged Top Pot Doughnuts from Seattle, and world renowned ramen expert Keizo Shimamoto who will journey from Japan to demo & serve his famous ramen. See below for full event schedule.

Festival Director George Motz said, “In our 6th year we have hit our stride at the Food Film Festival. Once again the quality of the food films being submitted just gets better and better. The events surrounding those films will be unforgettable and tasty!"

“New York City is the entertainment and culinary capital of the world, and it’s one of the many reasons that set our great city apart,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “The NYC Food Film Festival recognizes our city’s diverse culinary history and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate our booming TV and film industry while enjoying some of the best food our city has to offer.”

Among the 18 world premiere films, a few highlights include “An L.A. Pastrami Story,” the story of Legendary Langer’s Deli in Los Angeles, “Sugar Shack,” a documentary that explores a Canadian maple farm at the peak of maple season, “Meat Hooked!,” a documentary about the rise and fall (and rise again) of butchering, “Ramen Dreams,” a documentary about blogger & chef Keizo Shimamoto, who follows his obsession for ramen to a small noodle shop in Tokyo and “New York Cooks for Tohoku,” documenting a group of world renown chefs who journey to Japan to cook for tsunami victims. A full list of Official Selections, as well as photo stills and video trailers, can be found at


General Admission Tickets are available to all events. A limited amount of VIP Tickets and Festival-wide VIP Passes are also available, which include entry to a series of pre-parties and VIP Seating. The menus each at event will include food celebrated in the films along with beer, wine and cocktail pairings by Festival Mixologist Allen Katz, of the New York Distilling Company and The Shanty.

The 2012 NYC Food Film Festival is produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefits the Food Bank for New York City, which will receive top tier integration throughout the Festival to remind guests that all New Yorkers deserve access to nutritious food. Additionally, a portion of Festival proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank to assist in its important work.


Single Malt Whisky: The Islay 8
Wednesday Night, 10/17/12 (Opening Night Event)
Featuring the US Premiere of Whisky:The Islay Edition, a tasting of whisky from all 8 distilleries on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, which is renowned for its single malt whiskies, and a special tasting menu by Chef Chris Rendell of Highlands Restaurant.

The Films: Whisky: The Islay Edition, The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon, Cook Book

Farm to Film to Table: Meat Your Butcher
Presented by Frei Brothers Winery and Bon Appétit
Thursday Night, 10/18/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring an evening of sustainable meat Butchering and fine wine from Frei Brothers Winery, the World Premiere of Meat Hooked! by Suzanne Wasserman and the meat of Fleishers, Dickson’s Farm Stand Meats and Jeffrey Ruhalter, the original butcher of Essex Street Market. With Northern Spy Food Co. and vegetarian delights by Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy.
The Films: Meat Hooked!, Farm to TableFarmer Poet

I   Japan
Friday Night, 10/19/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring the world premieres of New York Cooks for Tohoku with Chefs Boulud, Bouley, Payard, Romano, Telepan and more, and Ramen Dreams who’s star, Chef Keizo Shimamoto, will cook and serve his legendary ramen in the U.S. for the 1st time ever.

The Films: New York Cooks for TohokuRamen DreamsTako NYSushi: Handcrafted HappinessKasadela Izakaya: The House That Chicken Wings Built

Edible Adventure #005: Sweets, Meats and Fun Buns
Saturday Afternoon, 10/20/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring Bark Dogs from Brooklyn, Hangover Buns, A Dirt Candy Surprise, Strawberry Pie and Fresh Maple Syrup Taffy!

The Films: A Taste of HomeAn L.A. Pastrami StoryArtisan Baker, Bark Butter: Why Every Hot Dog Needs a Little More Pork Fat, Hangover Buns, Mexican Cuisine, Pat and Stick’s Great Big Ice Cream Sandwich Adventure, Sidesaddle Kitchen: Vegan Bakery, Sugar Shack, Brooklynography: Matt & Allison Robicelli, Wooly’s Ice: Pimping Out Mad Flavas of Taiwanese-Style Shaved Ice in New York City

The Food Porn* Party and Awards Ceremony
Hosted by NBC’s Cat Greenleaf of Talk Stoop
Saturday Night, 10/20/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring Extreme close-ups, Food Burlesque and more! Eat Seattle’s Hand-Forged Top Pot Doughnuts, Brooklyn Star Pig Tails and more. Meet Food Porn star Larry Cauldwell and enjoy a special performance by the Sundelles.

The Films: 10,000 CasesBon AppetitBy the Fireside with Larry: The ZimletDeep-Fried Tofurky: A Thanksgiving MiracleDog Eats DreamFood PornHow to Make Vietnamese CoffeeThe Benevolent Baker: DoughnutsThe Benevolent Baker: Bacon

The Lowcountry Oyster Roast (Closing Night Event) 
Sunday Evening, 10/21/12, IndieScreen / Windmill Rooftop, Williamsburg
Featuring an Exclusive Screening of The Mud and The Blood and an all-you-can-eat Bulls Bay oyster roast. Charleston’s own Hominy Grill + Chef Robert Stehling will round out the southern coastal feast and M Shanghai String Band will perform.

The Films: The Mud and the BloodMickle’s Pickle, Tic Tac Toe Chicken and Mama Sugar’s Sweet Potato Cobbler.

The NYC Food Film Festival is proud to announce its primary sponsors for 2012, which include Sugar in the RawJarlsbergFrei Brothers WineryBon AppétitBloomberg andWarsteiner, the exclusive imported beer of the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival. New York Mouth, the leading source for indie food and tasty gifts, is the exclusive online retailer of the 2012 Food Film Festival season and is offering a special discount of 10% off the entire mouth-watering site through the duration of the Festival – use the code 'NYCFFF10’.

The NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in seven categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Film Made In New York, Best Food Porn, Food Filmmaker of the Year, and the Audience Choice Award.

The Official Selections of the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of members of New York City’s food and film communities. The 2012 judges are: Edible’s Rachel Wharton, NBC’s Cat Greenleaf of Talk Stoop, Chef, TV Host and Author David RosengartenLawrence Kretchmer of Bold Food, New York City Film Commissioner Katherine Oliver and Dori Begley of Magnolia Films.

The New York Distilling Company, 79 Leonard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
AMC Village 7 Theatres, 66 3rd Avenue, East Village, Manhattan
IndieScreen / Windmill Rooftop, 285 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Returning to New York City for its 6th consecutive year offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers return to taste what they see on the screen, the NYC 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 Food Bank For New York City, the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival runs from October 17 through October 21 in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The NYC Food Film Festival has grown from an intimate food-nerd date-night destination to one of New York City’s most beloved festivals, and the largest of its kind in the world. Last year, the Food Film Festival made its 2nd trip to Chicago, where it will return this year from November 15th – 17th for the Chicago Food Film Festival. The NYC Food Film Festival was created by George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book, and mobile app, and host of Travel Channel's Burger Land, along with Harry Hawk. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival presents the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite and exotic foods on the big screen...and then serves them to the guests. The NYC Food Film Festival is co-produced by Grease Bomb LLC and Food Films America.

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