The Sacramento Food Film Festival is back to nourish your body and mind! The 2015 Festival is scheduled for March 18 - 29, and will include pairings of food and food-related movies at various locations in Sacramento. All proceeds will benefit Food Literacy Center, see below for details on each screening. 

CALL FOR SHORT FILMS
The Sacramento Food Film Festival is looking for fennel-tastic filmmakers of ALL skillsets and ages to submit short films to the Short Food Film Contest celebrating food related shorts!

The Sacramento Food Film Festival is in search of short films of 10 minutes or less in spoken or subtitled English, which showcase our food system’s joy and desire for healthy food and lasting change. Language and content should be acceptable for all ages. Films will be honored in several categories:

Local Farm to Fork: Films should be shot within the Sacramento-area, including Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba or Sutter counties.
American & International: Open to all films based outside of the local Sacramento-area.
Youth: Open to young and aspiring filmmakers 18 years old and under.

The official selections of the Sacramento Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of esteemed members of the food and film communities.

The winning short films will be shown at the premier of the Sacramento Food Film Festival on March 19. 


Deadline to submit a film to the Sacramento Food Film Festival is February 6, 2015. To submit a short film please email the film link and password to FoodFilms@FoodLiteracyCenter.org with the filmmaker’s name, age, location, contact information and log line to be published in the program. 

Purchase tickets for each event below. For a list of all events, visit: http://foodliteracycenter.queueapp.com/events

Thursday, March 19

Sacramento Food Film Festival Premier

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film: Winning short films of the Sacramento Food Film Festival Shorts Contest

Location: TBD

Information: The Sacramento Food Film Festival will premier with festival’s winning shorts films! Guests will enjoy culinary creations from Executive Chef of Mother and Empress Tavern, Michael Thiemann and take home a foodie SWAG bag filled with goodies like Ramos Olive Oil, a bag of coffee from Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, Preservation & Co.’s Bloody Mary mix!

Cost: $45 - $55

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

 

Friday, March 20

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Soul of A Banquet

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film: Soul of A Banquet

Location: Frank Fat's Catering Facility - 1015 Front Street, Sacramento,CA 95814

Information: The Sacramento Food Film Festival has soul! ‘Soul of a Banquet’ chronicles the journey of Cecilia Chen who is credited with introducing Americans to authentic Chinese cuisine. Frank Fat’s Executive Chef Mike Lim will create an authentic Chinese 3 course dinner inspired by the documentary, prepared with help from a few of Food Literacy Center’s kid chefs.

Cost: $55 - 70

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Saturday, March 21

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Urban Farm Short Films

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Film: Short films on urban farming

Location: TBD

Information: The Sacramento Food Film Festival is offering a free community screening of short films focusing urban farming in partnership with the Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition. The selected films will demonstrate how urban farming can impact a community. If the Sacramento Urban Agriculture Ordinance passes in March, urban farms in Sacramento City will be able to legally sell the food that they grow.

Cost: $0-$45

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Sunday, March 22

Sacramento Food Film Festival: The Farmer & the Chef

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Film: The Farmer and the Chef

Location: Ruhstaller Brewery + Tap Room, 630 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Information: Join the Sacramento Food Film Festival for the screening of The Farmer & The Chef during the first Dirty Feet Dining dinner of 2015 at Ruhstaller Taproom! You’re invited to stay for the after-party featuring Ruhstaller home grown brews and appetizers from 5 of the areas esteemed chefs, including Scott Ostrander, Executive Chef of Esquire Grill, Chef Tyler Bond of Kru, and Chef Joe Pruner of The Kitchen.

Cost: $50 - $70

NOTE: This is a 21+ event.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Tuesday, March 24

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Federalist

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film: Short film celebrating grains!

Location: Federalist Public House - 2009 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Information: Calling all local brew & bread fans: Federalist Public House is hosting a night of food, film and beer during the Sacramento Food Film Festival! Come for the pizza and beer, stay to watch a super celery food film [surprise title to be released soon!], celebrating all things grain.

Cost: $35 - $45

Please note: 21+ event!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Wednesday, March 25

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Terra Firma

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film: Terra Firma

Location: Tsakopoulos (Central) Library Galleria - 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 9581

Information: Celebrate Women’s History month and women’s roles in the food movement this March at a FREE community screening of Terra Firma. This documentary features 3 female veterans who find solace through farming. Enjoy appetizers from Hot Italian & drinks from local female chefs at the reception before the film. Stay for a panel discussion with a star of the film, Sonia Kendrick and Kelly Carlisle of ANV Farms, a local female veteran farmer following the film.

Cost: This event is FREE, but requires RSVP to attend. Event is subject to capacity and availability.

RSVP HERE

 

 

Wednesday, March 25

Sacramento Food Film Festival: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Location: Lucca - 1615 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Information: You're invited to Lucca for an exquisite evening of food and film during the Sacramento Food Film Festival. Guests will enjoy a 4 course dinner created by Chef Ian McBride with an optional wine pairing during the screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey.

Cost: $45

NOTE: Wine pairing with meal is $15 additional, to be paid at the event. All drinks sold separately.

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Thursday, March 26

Sacramento Food Film Festival: The Way Back to Yarasquin

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Film: The Way Back to Yarasquin

Location: Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters - 4749 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 96819

Information: Calling all coffee lovers! Experience a night of coffee inspired food & film at the screening of The Way Back to Yarasquin. This short documentary about a Honduran coffee grower who’s brought her knowledge from the US back home to help her neighboring coffee producers become sustainable. Food Literacy Center’s Sacramento Food Film Festival is partnering with Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. and OneSpeed Pizza to offer guests coffee infused beverages & bites. Guests will enjoy desserts from pastry chef Elaine Baker and nitrogen infused coffee from Chocolate Fish’s nitro trike. The subject of the film Mayra Orellana-Powell, and the film's producer Sarah Gerber will do a Q & A following the screening.

Cost: $35 - $50

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Friday, March 27

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Movie Night & Dinner brought to you by Selland's Market Cafe

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Location: Clunie Community Center - 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816

Information: Join Selland’s for a family movie night & spaghetti during the Sacramento Food Film Festival! Guests will watch the timeless classic Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory while dining, and 5 lucky kids will receive a Golden Ticket giveaway with a copy of the dvd and a kids cookbook!

Cost: $15 - $25

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Saturday, March 28

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Sriracha

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Film: Sriracha

Location: Preservation & Co. - 1717 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Information: The Sacramento Food Film Festival just got spicier! At the screening of Sriracha, guests will enjoy a light brunch by Matt Parker of Forrester Food and complimentary bloody mary's featuring Preservation & Co.’s award winning Bloody Mary mix. Cocktails creations by Brad Peters, President of the Sacramento Chapter of the US Bartenders Guild, will be available for purchase while watching the winner of Best Short Film at the New York Food Film Festival.

Cost: $25 - $35

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Sunday, March 29

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Food Chains

Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Film: Food Chains

Location: Turn Verein - 3349 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Information: The Sacramento Food Film Festival is going out with a broccoli bang! The closing night of the festival features a FREE community screening of the new release Food Chains, an exposé about an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers behind the Fair Food Program. Following the film, attendees will hear a panel discussion on farm worker’s rights, from experts including Food Chains Director Sanjay Rawal.

Cost: This event is FREE, but requires RSVP to attend. Event is subject to capacity and availability.

RSVP HERE

 

    Created in 2012, the Sacramento Food Film Festival was born from the idea that we must educate the public about our food system, and work collaboratively to create positive change. We seek to bring educational films to our region that are otherwise ignored by traditional theaters - and to create a community dialog to improve food literacy and invoke action to improve our food system.