Do you have a passion for food? Come to the Food Film Festival May 9-11 to catch the latest and greatest films about good food and food and water issues.
Food Film Festival
The 4th annual Food Film Festival takes place this year on May 9-11 at Westgasfabriek in Amsterdam. The festival includes international feature films, documentaries and shorts on all subjects surrounding eating, food, and the food supply. In addition to movies, organizers have planned speakers, debates, presentations and workshops on the topic of food. And don’t miss the food trucks, restaurant, and parties!
Check the Food Film Festival website for ticket sales beginning April 12th. And also check the Food Film Festival website for the full agenda including films, shorts, documentaries, dining and workshops.
The Food Film Festival is organized by the Youth Food Movement (YFM), a network of students, young consumers and food professionals, including farmers, gardeners, chefs and producers, who work together to change the systems of food production and consumption.
Some of our top movie picks are:
- The Lunchbox: Mumbai’s dabawallahs connect thousands of cooks and hungry workers each day; strangers who will never meet unless something goes wrong. In The Lunchbox, two lives cross unexpectedly in a most delightful way.
- Kars Honey: a short film about the pure honey of Eastern Turkey and threats to this traditional method of beekeeping.
- The Lonely Planet Omelette Shop: a short film about ‘The Omelette Shop’ in Jodhpur, India that gets thousands of visitors a day after being listed in Lonely Planet.
- De Keuken van Johannes: Documentary about Het Parool newspaper restaurant critic Johannes van Dam who sadly passed away last year.
- Food Chains: A documentary about the people who pick, prepare and process our food. The camera follows a group of tomato pickers from Florida who disagree with the power of the supermarkets.
- Inside the Best Restaurant in the World: El Celler de Can Roca: Documentary film about the lives of the three Roca brothers, who run the three Michelin star best restaurant in the world.
Don’t forget to check the website for cooking and tasting workshops, presentations, and other events! We’d love to attend the jenever tasting, the fermentation workshop and the smørrebrød cooking class!
And be sure to take a look at the dining opportunities as well, dinner and a food movie sounds pretty great, right? If you can get your hands on one of the fabulous Golden Tickets you can enjoy lunch prepared by Michelin-starred chefs combined with matching films. Or plan to eat at the FFF Pop-Up Restaurant or the Food Market.
Last of all, don’t miss the keynote speech by Joel Salatin! Remember this famous farmer from Food, Inc. and Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma? He’s coming to Amsterdam, so don’t miss it!
Food Film Festival
Polonceaukade 27, Amsterdam
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