This year we have the pleasure of screening not only some of the best original food films we've ever seen, but also some of the best food films from the past 10 years of this festival. More details, including the announcement of judges, more films, and the full schedule of events will be released soon.
The 2016 Food Film Festival in NYC Official Selections
1 Minute Meal: Crust Fund
Dir. James Boo, 1:05
This is what three generations of pizza tastes like.
1 Minute Meal: Into My Alms
Dir. James Boo, 1:01
For over thirty years, a group of Buddhist monks in Queens has been forbidden from feeding itself.
A Year in the Life
Dir. Aaron Straight, 10:10, World Premiere
A Year in the Life follows the seasons, from seed to harvest, in Northwest Washington's raspberry country.
Benevolent Baker: Mini Top Pot Donut
Dir. Scott Pitts, 1:38
This delectable film dances, bubbles and spins; artfully featuring the making of a donut.
Chocolate Babka Assembly is Unbelievably Beautiful
Bread’s Bakery in NYC is known for churning out fresh baguettes and sweet pastries, but its chocolate babka is the fan favorite.
Cous Cous with Mackerel
Dir. Massimo Zambiasi, 1:20, World Premiere
In a warm and enveloping atmosphere a delicious recipe is prepared.
Dir. Charles Grantham, 2:51, Charleston, 2014: Food Filmmaker of the Year Award
Food Porn Star Larry Cauldwell returns in a film full of succulent food, sexiness, and Larry! His virility permeates the silver screen and seduces viewers with both his aura and the intrinsic romance…of fondue.
Fried Pig Tails and Corn
Dir. David Sherwin, 3:00
Food Porn Chef Joaquin Baca preparing his Fried Pig Tails and Fried Corn Cob at The Brooklyn Star.
How the Taste of Louisiana was Born
Dir. Jordan Kahn, 22:01
A comprehensive picture of Cajun and Creole culture largely centered around family, companionship, regional independence and the universal tie that binds – their food.
How to make a Turtle Burger
Dir. Jason Lam, 5:28, Chicago, 2011: Fanny May Food Filmmaker of the Year Award
Director Jason Lam's redneck roommate makes a bacon-wrapped turtle burger.
How to Prepare for a Midwinter Soup Frenzy
Dir. Simon H. Friedman, 4:58
An instructional film, loosely demonstrating the preparation for a Midwinter Soup Frenzy. Download the Soup Frenzy ringtone!
Ice Cream Picasso
Dir. Kris Brearton, 4:19
No one is more inventive or as passionate about ice cream as Bruce Becker of Max & Mina's.
Iced Coffee in the Japanese Method
Dir. James Mann, 1:59
A decadent food porn film about the Japanese method of making iced coffee.
Dir. Fran Guijaro, 4:08, NYC, 2012: Sun Noodle Best Super Short Film Award; Chicago, 2012: Best Super Short Film Award
In California, the state with the largest immigrant Latino community in the country, there is a cuisine that has a deeper meaning.
Dir. Tati Nguyen, 6:31
Extreme Food Channel presents a video portrait of fanatic chef Yasser Agour making his unique dish a la "Apocalypse Now" called Napalm Chicken.
Dir. Thomas Barnes, 8:50
A narrative slice of life about a girl in Hong Kong with secret desires.
Pounding Mochi with the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan
Great Big Story, 2:35
Mitsuo Nakatani is a mochi master, and to watch him do his work is a genuine thrill.
“SAKURADA” Zen Chef
Dir. Mr. Hirokazu Kishida, 11:46, World Premiere
During the training of the Zen temple, Mr. Isuzu Sakurada awoke to cook the best soup and became a 2 starred Michelin Chef in Kyoto.
Sweet, Sour, Dill and Everything in Between
Dir. Justine Miller, 3:35
Steve Leibowitz is a third-generation pickle maker in a more than 115-year-old pickle company. Learn how it all started and see how they still transform cucumbers into pickles today.
Dir. Aromi Creativi, 4:30
Authentic mandorlato comes from Cologna Veneta, a small town close to Verona, Italy. This film shows how a local product is kept alive using technology, but never forgetting tradition.
The Cobbler and the Diamond
Dir. Jacob Hoyson, 20:08, NYC Premiere
A down-on-his-luck private eye is torn between his client's search for her missing diamond and his own search for peach cobbler.
Vegetables: Friend or Foe?
Dir. Grady Hendrix, 6:00
What are Vegetables? Are they here to help us or harm us? Dirt Candy examines the many myths surrounding vegetables, showing us their lighter, and darker, sides using bad animation, clumsy diagrams, and pseudoscience.
Dir. Alison Grasso, 3:19, World Premiere
Experience the Icelandic tradition of using geothermal energy to bake rye bread underground.
What’s Virgin Mean?
Dir. Michael Davies, 2:23
Sometimes little questions need big answers…
Dirs. Joe Pacheo and Stavros Stavropoulos, 1:00
Crazy, sexy, canimation set to Klezmer music.