NYC Food Film Festival Returns For Fifth Year In October

By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel)   /   Published 09/08/11

NYC Food Film FestivalThe NYC Food Film Festival will return to New York City for its fifth consecutive year his October, bringing a unique series of events to the people, 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. It's produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Food Bank For New York City; and will run from October 13 through October 16, 2011 at Tribeca Cinemas.

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.

This year, it will include the 1st-ever Food Porn Party, a Taco Takedown hosted by Matt Timms featuring Hilah Johnson (the queen of Texas food videos), and films about the making of a Turtle Burger, a woman's steamy night with an octopus dish, a portrait of three generations at Ronnybrook Farms, a Texas family's Molasses making, Dom DeMarco’s Di Fara Pizza and much more!

"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 Banh Mi, you'll be eating one," said Festival Director George Motz.

"It's been clinically proven that seeing beautiful images of food prior to consumption actually makes the food taste better," adds executive producer Seth Unger, "one year it was so intense, we even had to provide wipes to manage all of the salivating."

The trailer above is from "Mistura: The Power of Food," a film by Patricia Perez that showcases South America's largest food festival and features renown chef Gastón Acurio, who started the festival in Peru and is about to open his 1st NYC restaurant, La Mar.

A full festival schedule and menu will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale later this month. For more info, visit NYCFoodFilmFestival.com.