The Food Film Festival™ returns to New York City for its 13th straight year! The four-day Festival will feature a series of events where food and film lovers get to Taste What They See on the Screen…right in their seats! At each event, guests are served the food from the films as they watch on the screen in the Festival theatre. That’s always followed by an official Festival After-Party with more food, drinks and fun, served up by chefs and restaurants from New York City and beyond.

This year, the Festival kicks off exploring flavor intensity on Thursday, October 24 with Edible Adventure #017: Deep Flavor Dive. Friday’s festivities on 10/25 feature the many flavors of New York City with Hometown Heroes: NYC.  Saturday, 10/26, celebrates the patchwork of American yum with American Eats: Meats and Treats. From ice cream sundaes and burgers to hallacas and catfish, taste classics from many regions of the US. Finally, the Festival closes on Sunday, 10/27, with Sunday Schmear a celebration of family food tradition, including a special screening of Director Julie Cohen’s The Sturgeon Queens and an After-Party featuring the many flavors of Russ & Daughters.

“The intersection of food and film continues to grow and the Food Film Fest is at its epicenter. I’m confident our 13th year will be our best yet.”

George Motz, Festival Director


All Tickets and VIP Passes are all-inclusive of food, drink, theatre-seating and Festival After-Party access.  Event tickets and passes are on sale now at


A limited number of Festival-Wide VIP Passes are available for $399. Passes are all-inclusive of food, drink, theatre-seating and both Pre-Party and After-Party access whenever applicable.


Edible Adventure #017: Deep Flavor Dive

Thursday, October 24

VIP Pre-Party 6:15 pm | GA Doors 7:00 pm

GA $75 | VIP $100

AMC Empire 25 in Times Square

234 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Experience an eclectic mix of intense films, foods, and flavors from around the world.

Films: Arctic Greens, Black Sesame, Chef, Distance, Ensaïmada, and What’s Eating Dan?: Garlic Bread.

Hometown Heroes: NYC

Friday, October 25

VIP 6:15 pm | GA 7:00 pm

GA $100 | VIP $125

AMC Empire 25 in Times Square

234 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Celebrating some of the unique and beloved chefs and restaurants that help give New York City its one-of-a-kind flavor.

Films: Brooklyn Bugs, Llama Inn, Ramen Possessed, and a surprise or two.

American Eats: Meats and Treats

Saturday, October 26

VIP 6:15 pm | GA 7:00 pm

GA $100 | VIP $125

AMC Empire 25 in Times Square

234 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

It’s Saturday night and it’s time to party…with classic foods and intriguing people from around the USA.
Films: Bayou Brilliant, Donut People, Joe Loves Ice Cream: A Tale of Two Rivers, Put an Egg on it: Struggle Meals with Frankie CelenzaThe Burger Show: The Ultimate Texas Burger Road Trip, and The Lee Chin Show: Tamale Taste Test

Sunday Schmear

Sunday, October 27

2:00 pm


AMC Empire 25 in Times Square

234 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Food and Family are everything in life. Join our family for the closing event of the 2019 Food Film Fest featuring two films that are light on the schmaltz but will make your heart go verklempt. Director Julie Cohen’s The Sturgeon Queens celebrates New York City’s beloved institution Russ & Daughters and Director Rachel Fleit’s Gefilte shows how one dish brings together generations of family.
Films: Gefilte, and The Sturgeon Queens


The Food Film Festival is proud to announce the return of our non-profit beneficiary, the Billion Oyster Project. The mission of Billion Oyster Project is to restore oyster reefs to the New York Harbor through public education initiatives. Working together with local communities, Billion Oyster Project is growing 1 billion oysters in the New York Harbor by the year 2035 to clean the water.

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