Fourth Annual NYC Food Film FestivalLast week, the NYC Food Film Festival announced its schedule of events for his fourth annual event, which goes down in June for a five day run. The festival takes place in New York City on June 23rd and will run through the 27th. It will include 29 food films, and endless eats.

It kicks off The Great New York City Shuck ‘N Suck on June 23rd, where oyster lovers from near and far will descend upon Water Taxi Beach for an oyster evening of epic proportions. The event will give attendees the option to dine from an all-you-can-eat oyster menu featuring some rare varieties on the half-shell that will be featured in four short films screening during the meal. The night opens with New York City’s 1st official Shuck ‘n Suck Contest, in which two-person teams (1 shucker and 1 sucker) will compete to see who has the skills to claim the title “Best Shuck ‘N Sucker in the Big Apple.”

Then, the following day, June 24th offers up Chef Brad Farmerie (Double Crown / PUBLIC) curating an evening of Southeast Asian Street Food at the Astor Center, where a selection of films will be screened while attendees sample Farmerie and friends’ peerless fare. Pig’s blood popsicles anyone?

Friday night, June 25th, at Water Taxi Beach, Long Island City, offers a screening of many exotic food films, including Joe York’s Smokes & Ears and a taste of the legendary pig ear sandwich from The Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi.

On Saturday, June 26th, The World’s First Food Truck Drive-In takes place under the Brooklyn Bridge for 10 hours of mobile madness.

The original lot of FREE tickets for the event were distributed in less than 24 hours. While not yet able to offer more tickets, we are proud to announce that the first 10 trucks participating in the event are: Wafels ‘N Dinges, Treats Truck, Street Sweets, NYC Cravings, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Soler Dominican, the Bistro Truck, Green Pirate Juice Truck, Jiannettos Pizza and Rickshaw Dumplings. The Festival continues to register vendors for the event and will provide vendor updates as the event draws near.

Co-Founder and Executive Chef for the Festival Harry Hawk said, “This event is by far the largest and most diverse gathering of non-traditional vendors New York has ever seen. I hope people are ready to eat.”

To close out the 2010 Festivities in New York, the NYC Food Film Festival presents two events on Sunday, June 27th. At high noon, enjoy a screening of the vintage food film, It’s Grits! followed by a Grits Takedown from cooking competition guru Matt Timms, featuring 30+ Grits dishes from NYC amateur chefs. Later that evening, the Festival offers its first Brooklyn Burger ‘N Beer Garden, featuring a screening of Anat Baron’s Beer Wars, an all-inclusive menu of burgers and craft brews and the Closing Awards Ceremonies for the 2010 summer season.

For a full run-down of the five-day festival’s events, and/or for ticket info, visit NYCFoodFilmFestival.com.

Below is a recap of the 2009 festival: