TheFood Film Festival is back for it's 11th consecutive year in New York City with this year's sensorial sensation taking place from 19-22 October.
This is the one tantalising occasion that guests not only get to watch films about food but also simultaneously taste the exact dishes they see on the screen in the comfort of their own seats.
And here, to whet your appetite ahead of the event is the released line-up of films, covering everything from the fantastical to the awe inspiring and real life. Take your pick from Pisco in Peru to cheese sandwiches in New York and discover the multi-sensory experience for you.
NYC official food film fest line-up for 2017 (subject to change):
Cooking with Dr. Taquito: 3 Ingredient Pancakes
Dir. Liz & Jimmy Reed, 2 mins
Evil genius Dr.Taquito imparts some killer cooking tips.
Dir. Aaron Straight, 4 mins, US Premiere
Legendary men & woman in the rural valleys of Peru distill a powerful and misunderstood clear liquor made only from grapes. This is the journey of two best friends to find them.
Hometown Hero: The Legend of New York's Chopped Cheese
Dir. Justin Bolois & David Matthews, 19 mins, Theatrical Premiere
Understand the story of the chopped cheese and discover a whole new level to New York— a hyper-regional sandwich and the secret handshake of NYC's bodega cognoscenti.
James Beard: America's First Foodie
Dir. Elizabeth Federici, 54 mins
America's First Foodie chronicles the American food movement through the lens of its founding father James Beard.
Dir. William Shaw, 2 mins, US Premiere
This film chronicles the dream of one man to produce a high quality gin from his own sitting room.
Dir. Ben Gustafson, 8 mins
Beaten by a life of injustice and crime, a young man's plan to end it all turns into a life of renewed hope and a passionate career as a chef.
Dir. Adam Edwards, 15 mins, NYC Premiere
Slingers is a short documentary that explores the life of a small town beekeeper and his struggles to harvest an annual crop of nature's gold; honey.
Dir. Peter Flanek & Peter Mészáros, 2 mins
Stop motion animation for a Budapest based gastro market.
Dir. Charles Grantham, 2 mins, World Premiere
Sweet Funk is Food Porn Star Larry Cauldwell's exploration of charcuterie. With his characteristic sexiness and expertise Larry takes viewers on a journey into sweet funky meat that they'll never forget.
Dir. Juzo Itami, 114 mins
This cult classic is the tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe,
Taste of Love
Dir. Paul Scheufler, 4 mins, US Premiere
A girl embarks on an aromatic journey of love. While stimulating her taste buds to the point of climax, she explores and discovers the various forms love can take on.
The Science of Dry Aging
Dir. George Motz, 8 mins, World Premiere
Go deep with Certified Angus Beef brand’s meat scientist, DeBragga’s Marc Sarrazin and others exploring the magic of dry-aged beef.
This is Not Carrot Cake
Dir. Nate Mook, 2 mins, US Premiere
The traditional dish re-imagined by Chef José Andrés and the team at Michelin two star restaurant Minibar.
Dir. Hiro Ishikawa, 8 mins, World Premiere
Discover a Japanese cultural tradition with Junichio Tanizaki’s philosophy and aesthetic.
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