It started yesterday, so I’m a little slow on informing you, but there’s an interesting film festival in New York City that is running from June 23-27, 2010. The NYC Film Food Film Festival will feature 40 films – all about food. I know that all things food is a big area of interest right now, but I didn’t know that yearly, there are that many films being created about it. Some of the films are full length, while several run under 5 minutes.
If you can’t make it to the festival on such short notice, that’s okay. The festival’s website has links to the web pages for each film where you can find out more information on each including other viewings.
Here are a few of the films that caught my attention.
- “Beer Wars” (90 minutes) Dir. Anat Baron - An amazing journey into the heart of corporate beer and the small independent brewers it leaves in its wake. (Our blogger Siel did a review of this film a while back.)
- “Obsessives: Urban Farmer” (12:41 minutes) Dirs. Meredith Arthur, Eric Slatkin, and Blake Smith - A short doc about Novella Carpenter, an urban farmer that commandeered a vacant lot next to her Oakland home to build a full-blown farm with goats, ducks, pigs and a robust garden. You can view the entire film online from the link.
- "Eating Right" (5:39 mins) Dir. Alison Perelman - Explores the ways political campaigns use food, primarily diner photo ops, to connect with voters. No link to this film was provided.
Take a look at the full list of films. There’s sure to be something to interest you.