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Food Film Fest to Celebrate 10 Years in NYC, Official Selections Announced

The Food Film Festival™ returns to NYC for its 10th straight year!  The four-day festival will offer a particular series of events where food and film lovers will taste what they see on the screen, as attendees are served the food from the films while they watch. Feast your eyes (and bellies) on the latest and greatest independent food-films accompanied by a feast of incredible dishes sourced locally and from abroad.

In celebration of a decade of fantastic food-filmmaking, The Food Film Fest is dipping into the archive to bring you some of the best food films ever shown over the course of all 10 years of screenings. Mouth-watering highlights include Ice Cream Picasso, Fondue, How to make a Turtle Burger, and a film from the Inaugural Food Film Festival in 2007, XXX.

In addition to these historic films, brace yourself for some exceptional new 1-Minute Meal films from James Boo, the filmmaker who brought us last year’s feature and the unforgettable event, Restaurant Revival: Jodie’s DinerThe World’s First Food Porn Star, Larry Cauldwell, also returns this year to permeate the screen with his latest edible love affair.

Food Film Fest rookies, Aaron Straight, Jacob Hoyson, and Mr. Hirokazu Kishida, will ensnare your senses in ways you never thought possible with the World Premieres of A Year in the Life, The Cobbler and the Diamond, and Sakurada, about the life of a Japanese two Michelin star winner.

At the Food Film Festival™, finally, you can taste exactly what you see on screen. It’s a festival for all the senses.

— OFFICIAL SELECTIONS OF THE 2016 FOOD FILM FESTIVAL in NYC —

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.

Cous Cous with Mackerel
Dir. Massimo Zambiasi, 1:20, World Premiere
In a warm and enveloping atmosphere a delicious recipe is prepared.

Fondue
Dir. Charles Grantham, 2:51, WINNER: 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, WINNER: 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, loosly demonstrating the preparation for a Midwinter Soup Frenzy.

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.

Pork Chop
Dir. Thomas Barnes, 8:50
A narrative slice of life about a girl in Hong Kong with secret desires.

“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.

That’s Mandorlato
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.

Volcano Bread
Dir. Alisson Grasso, 3:19, World Premiere
Experience the Icelandic tradition of using geothermal energy to bake rye bread underground.

XXX
Dirs. Joe Pacheo and Stavros Stavropoulos, 1:00
Crazy, sexy, canimation set to Klezmer music.

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