Feature dramatic films of 60 minutes or more that express an educational or entertaining viewpoint about food or food production or increase awareness of our food system.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To celebrate food on film, bring awareness of the impact of food, food culture and current food systems on our lives and to educate and entertain through the lens of food.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Devour! The Food Film Fest is an international festival celebrating cinema, food and wine culture. The five-day festival takes place in the culinary epicenter of Nova Scotia–the town of Wolfville, Kings County. The festival is an experiential celebration of food on film, the culture of food and the dramatic impact it has on our day-to-day lives. The fifth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest is slated for November 4-8, 2015.
In 2014, Devour! experienced significant growth and is now considered the largest film festival in the world devoted to food & wine in terms of scope and breadth of the program. The event garnered serious attention from the world's top media with the announcement of celebrity guest, Anthony Bourdain, who officially opened the event by curating his favourite food film of all time as the Opening Night Gala. The program consisted of 30+ chefs, many visiting filmmakers & industry guests, 14 workshops, 13 tasting tours, more than a dozen dinners, parties & events and over 50 new food and wine films from around the world. ORGANIZERS
Lia Rinaldo (Managing Director)
; Michael Howell (Executive Director)
To be considered for screening submitted films must be about food or the environment in some way. Shorts 20 minutes or less. Features 60 minutes or more.
There is an entry fee.
Films with commentary or dialogue in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed in English for consideration.
Preview copies of entries must be submitted on DVD or secure online screener. If selected for the Festival, exhibition prints will be presented on DCP or Blu-Ray.
All entries are viewed and chosen by a Selection Committee appointed by the Festival Director. Final selections are at the sole discretion of the Festival.
Entrants will be noti!ed of the decisions of the Selection Committee by August 2015.
Preview copies must be clearly labeled. Do not send masters or irreplaceable formats. Preview copies will not be returned unless a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postal coupons are included with the submission.
Devour! will not handle any customs clearances. The Customs Declaration on your submission package should state:
“FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Devour! is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Devour! from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.