Delicious DIRT. Taste What You See On The Screen!

Tickets on Sale Now for 2nd Annual Chicago Food Film Festival 

Complete Food Film Festival Details Announced!

Opening Night Afterparty Set with Pig Pickin’+ Whiskey Bar

From The Butcher & Larder + Frontier + The Southern
Presented by Flight Chicago

20+ Films Selected For 2nd Annual Food Film Festival
Guests to Taste What They See on the Screen…Sometimes Right in Their Seats!

Festival to Host 4 Events Over 3 Days
November 18-20th at Kendall College & Intelligentsia Roasting Works

Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House to Open Fest with “Farm to Film to Table” Event

 Saturday Brunch to Include Hundreds of Doughnut Vault Doughnuts 

Authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast Set for Saturday Night Over 7500 South Carolina Coast Oysters to be Served with Chef Mark Steuer + The Bedford

The Butcher & Larder, Hoosier Mama Pie Co, Frontier, Prasino, The Southern, Bobtail Ice Cream and Others to Serve

Kornick, Kogan, Cameron and Sianis Make Up Official Judging Panel

Good Food Project Selected as Non-Profit Beneficiary

Kendall College is Exclusive Culinary Education Partner

Travel Channel Host and Festival Co-Founder George Motz to Host Events

CHICAGO,IL — The Chicago Food Film Festival returns for its 2nd consecutive year offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers return to taste what they see on the screen. Yes, the Chicago 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 Good Food Project, the 2011 Chicago Food Film Festival runs from November 18 through 20, 2011 at Kendall College and Intelligentsia Roasting Works.

Tickets are on sale now for these Festival events. For a full listing of films and foods at each event, please visit the Festival website: http://www.thefoodfilmfestival.com. VIP Experience Available Exclusively Via DailyCandy Deals

 

Farm to Film to Table Friday, November 18, 7 pm (6:30pm VIP Pre-Party) at Kendall College. Opening night of the 2011 Chicago Food Film Festival, featuring Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery and Pleasant Farms, along with a sustainable Ice Cream Sundae Bar from the Cruze Family Farm and Chef Joe Scott and more. Cocktails by Festival Mixologist Angie Jackson and Ultimate Elixirs.

Followed by the Opening Night Afterparty featuring a Pig Pickin’ and Whiskey Bar, presented by Flight Chicago.  Chef Rob Levitt of The Butcher & Larder will present a sustainably raised whole hog, Chef Brian Jupiter of Frontier will prepare a selection of savory sides and The Southern will host a Whiskey Bar. Don’t forget Flight Chicago’s own Tillett Hurts Bourbon Slush to wash it down.

Edible Adventure #004: The Doughnut Vault Brunch: Saturday, November 19, 12 Noon at Intelligentsia Roasting Works, featuring Fresh Doughnut Vault Doughnuts, Intelligentsia Coffee, Royal Pies from Pleasant House Bakery and more. Plus a Meet ‘n Greet with Dan Cohen of New York City’s Danny Macaroons, who will have his famous treats on-hand for all. Drink beer by Goose Island Beer Co and enjoy a juice bar by Prasino.

The Great Chicago Shuck ‘N Suck: Saturday, November 19, 7 pm, 6:30pm VIP Pre-Party, at Kendall College. Watch the Chicago Premiere of The Mud and the Blood. Experience an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast and Food Porn Party. Enjoy fresh South Carolina oysters and sip some Brown. Chef Mark Steuer and The Bedford will provide sides like Brunswick Stew. Also, see + taste a selection of the best Food Porn of 2011.

The 2011 Awards Ceremony Lunch: Sunday November 20, 12 noon at Kendall College. Join the filmmakers and judges for the Award Ceremony Lunch featuring select screenings of winning films plus the Chicago premiere of How to Make a Turtle Burger, and the Belgian hit In De Keuken.

Films topics include the making of a Turtle Burger, Rob Levitt of The Butcher and Larder, a Texas family’s Molasses making, doughnuts from The Doughnut Vault and much more. Also, enjoy an array of cocktails designed by returning Festival Mixologist Angie Jackson at Ultimate Elixirs. See below for the full list of Official Selections of the 2011 Festival.

By Doughnut Vault

See below for the full list of Official Selections of the 2011 Festival.

DailyCandy Deals is the exclusive provider of VIP experience tickets. All VIP ticket buyers gain access to DailyCandy’s nightly VIP Pre-Parties, as well as prime seating. They are also offering a limited quantity of Festival-Wide VIP Pass, which includes VIP entry into every single Festival event. At $159, these are a tremendous value for any food enthusiast.
Festival Director George Motz said, “There’s something about seeing a food film that makes you really want to eat the food in the film.  At the Food Film Festival, while you are watching a film about a Turtle Burger, you’ll be eating one.”

“It’s been clinically proven that seeing beautiful images of food prior to consumption actually makes the food taste better,” said Executive Producer Seth Unger, “one year it was so intense, we even had to provide wipes to manage all of the salivating.”

The Chicago Food Film Festival is proud to announce its partnership with The Good Food Project, which will receive top tier integration throughout the Festival to remind guests of the importance of teaching school children about the great taste and health benefits of fresh produce.  Additionally, a portion of Festival proceeds will be donated to the Project to assist in its important work.

The Festival is also excited to announce its partnership with Kendall College, which will serve as the exclusive culinary education partner of the 2011 Festival.  Students and staff will take part in Festival events and attend festivities. 

CHICAGO FOOD FILM FESTIVAL JUDGES

The Chicago Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in five categories: Best Short, Best Super-Short, Chicago Food Filmmaker of the Year, the Audience Choice Award and new for 2011…Best Food Porn Film.  The Official Selections of the 2011 Chicago Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of members of Chicago’s food and film communities.  The 2011 judges are: Rick Kogan, noted journalist, radio host and author; Bill Sianis of the Billy Goat Tavern & Grill, Chef Michael Kornick of mk and DMK Burger Bar, and Greg Cameron, COO of WTTW.

CHICAGO FOOD FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS

The Chicago Food Film Festival is proud to announce its primary sponsors for 2011, which include Sugar in the Raw, Stevia in the Raw, Agave in the Raw, Fannie May Chocolates, Chipotle, Jarlsberg, DailyCandy, and Fine Cooking Magazine. Primary media partners include WTTW, Edible Chicago and Elevate Your Presence.  Kendall College is the Festival’s exclusive culinary education partner, and The Good Food Project is its non-profit partner.

ABOUT THE CHICAGO FOOD FILM FESTIVAL

Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Good Food Project, the Chicago Food Film Festival returns for the 2nd year in a row. Born in New York City, the Food Film Festival series is the largest of its kind in the world and the only event where guests watch food films and then are served film foods…often right in their seats. The Food Film Festival comes to Chicago in November of 2011, only 1 month after wrapping a week of sold out events in New York City.

 

Official Selections

2011 Chicago Food Film Festival

(additional films may be added at a later date)

Amor Pulpo

Dir. John Craig Ross – Prod. Laurie Pila Horowitz, 4:49 mins

Far out at sea, an octopus caught a boat and came to the city where he met the woman who dreamed him to be.

 Buttermilk: It Can Help

Dir/Prod Joe York, 13 mins

A profile of the Cruze Dairy Farm in Knoxville, TN and a love letter to buttermilk.

Danny Macaroons: No Such Thing As Boring Coconut Macaroons Anymore

Dir/Prod. Liza deGuia, 6:36 mins

A ten-year coconut macaroon obsession becomes an artisan food business.

Dinner for Two: An Edible Valentine in Three Acts

Dir. John Craig Ross – Prod. Sarah Breckenridge, 6:36 mins

Part food porn, part how-to, this short film documents the making of a three-course meal and includes romance, suspense and murder.

Espresso

Dir. Matt Checkowski – Prod. The D4D, 4:31 mins

A meditation on the ideal espresso shot, from Intelligentsia Coffee.

Farm to Barstool

Dir. Michael Gebert, 6 mins

Some might call it an urban agricultural microeconomy. Art Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery just calls it making good eats close to home.

Good, Better, Best

Dir. Keeley Steenson – Prod. Marvin Bendele, 10:57 mins

A portrait of a small producer of Texas molasses.

How To Make a Turtle Burger

Dir/Prod Jason Lam, 5:28 mins

Director Jason Lam’s redneck roommate makes a bacon-wrapped turtle burger.

 How to Prepare for a Midwinter Soup Frenzy

Dir/Prod Simon H. Friedman, 4:58 mins

An instructional film, loosely demonstrating the preparation for a Midwinter Soup Frenzy.

In De Keuken (In The Kitchen) – La Paix

Dir. Erwin Bruyninckx, 33 mins

A professional chef and two amateur chefs in Belgium follow identical recipes with differeing results.

Intelligentsia Chemex Brewing Guide

Prod. Intelligentsia Coffee, 2:17 mins

Making excellent pour over coffee at home is never dull when Intelligentsia is the teacher.

Pastry Paris

Dir. Joel Herm – Prod. Susan Hochbaum, 3 min

Visually arresting Parisian pastries photographed with their sculptural Parisian counterparts.

Robert Box: Perfect For The Kitchen

Dir. James Reford, 4:55 mins

Robert Box paints, and everyday kitchen items are his muse.

The Doughnut Vault

Dir. Mode Project, 2:30 mins

A super-short doc that delivers the sights and sounds of Chicago’s newest sweet spot.

The Food Hypnotist

Dir. Jerry & Orrin Zucker, 3:20 mins

In this episode from the popular webseries Jerry tries to cure his addiction to junk food.

The Night Butcher

Dir. Michael Gebert, 5 mins

By night, he cuts meat… Rob Levitt of The Butcher & Larder talks about why he does it and it’s a good thing, not a scary one.

The Sacred Food

Dir. Jack Pettibone Riccobono, 6 mins

A short doc about the Ojibwe Native Americans of Northern Minnesota and the wild rice they consider a sacred gift from the Creator.

What’s Virgin Mean?

Dir. Michael Davies, 2 mins

Sometimes little questions need big answers…

XXX

Dir. Joe Pacheo and Stavros Stavropoulos, 1 min

Crazy, sexy, canimation set to Klezmer music

Zergüt

Dirs. & Prods. Natasha Subramaniam & Alisa Lapidus, 5:45 min

Animated food porn where the moldy, forgotten foods in the rear of a refrigerator rise up against the fresh foods that reside up front.

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