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Celebrating independent film and fabulous food

Attention food and film lovers!

Imagine two days filled with exceptional independent cinema, beer tastings, fantastic snacks, meals and educational culinary experiences.

It’s everything you’ve ever hoped for and dreamed of. And it will be coming to Toronto’s Little Italy this fall.

The first ever Toronto Food Film Fest will take place on October 4-5 at various locations on College Street, with screenings happening at The Royal Cinema.

Tickets are on sale now, including a limited time “Film Lover’s Package” which will get you all six films for the price of five. And the programme looks insanely good.

Spain’s “A God in Each Lentil” is the opening night feature on October 4

Founder Jacqueline Tam partnered with friend and colleague Joanna to start the Toronto Food Film Fest after noticing a gap in the city’s food and film market. They wanted to provide an accessible, multi-day event to showcase independent filmmakers who are passionate about food.

Jacqueline is our guest on the flick & feast podcast this week. Hear what she has to say about what to expect at the festival below. You can also check out her recommendations for food and film pairings to enjoy in the weeks before the fest.

Follow the Fest on Social

For fun food and film news and festival updates, be sure to follow Toronto Food Film Fest on social media:

Twitter: @TOfoodfilmfest

Facebook: torontofoodfilmfest

Instagram: torontofoodfilmfest

Yummy food options and workshops for hungry fest-goers!

Meet Jacqueline Tam

Jacqueline Tam has over 15 years of experience in the international film and television industry.

Since graduating from the Radio Broadcast Program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Toronto’s Trebas Institute, she has contributed to Gemini award winning series and globally distributed films.

Initially a sought-after post-audio professional, Jacqueline shifted to post-production coordination with Red Apple Productions in 2007.

She oversaw post production on dozens of factual and lifestyle series, feature films and documentaries throughout her career.

Beer tastings will happen!

Jacqueline’s Food & Film Recommendations

Ultimate Pairing: Spice up your life with The Lunchbox (2013) – available on Google Play and YouTube – paired with glorious Indian fare from Maurya or Curry Twist (they’re currently closed for renovations).

Dinner and a Movie: Plan a date at TIFF Bell Lightbox to see Honeyland or The Last Black Man in San Francisco, with a stop at Richmond Station for a great meal.

Or drop by The Royal Cinema on August 18 for the 15th anniversary (Vol. I) screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Grab some fried chicken at nearby PG Clucks (610 College) before or after!

Stay at Home: It’s always a good time to cue up Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (on Netflix, Google Play and YouTube) and comfort yourself with some homemade noodles! 🙂

All photos and graphics courtesy of Toronto Food Film Fest

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