Coming off its most successful and best-publicized New York City Food Film Festival to date, the Chicago Food Film Festival has announced dates and venues for its 2011 shows November 18th through 20th, hosted by festival co-founder and Travel Channel host George Motz. The lineup includes many of the most popular films from the New York festival, but it will also include a number of Chicago-made films about food in this part of the country (including the premiere of two new Sky Full of Bacon short videos, by ourselves). Since the point of the festival is to taste what you're watching movies about, it will also include food from a host of the city's most-loved spots including Pleasant House Bakery, Hoosier Mama Pie Co., Doughnut Vault, The Butcher & Larder, Bobtail Ice Cream, and more. And the entire festival is hosted by and benefiting The Good Food Project. See the full schedule and where to get tickets below.
"Farm To Film To Table"
Friday, November 18, 7 pm/Kendall College
Tastes of a farm-fresh harvest, featuring Chef Art Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery and Pleasant House Farms. Includes the Chicago premiere of "A Midwinter Soup Frenzy" and the world premiere of Sky Full of Bacon's "Farm To Barstool," and food from Pleasant House Bakery, Hoosier Mama, Bobtail Ice Cream and more.
Edible Adventure #4: The Doughnut Vault Brunch
Saturday, November 19, 12 Noon/Intelligentsia Roasting Works
Featuring fresh doughnuts from The Doughnut Vault, royal pies from Pleasant House Bakery, choice meats from The Butcher & Larder and, of course, Intelligentsia Coffee. Films include Brooks Ruyle's film about The Doughnut Vault, the world premiere of Sky Full of Bacon's "The Night Butcher," and more.
The Great Chicago Shuck 'N' Suck
Saturday, November 19, 8 pm/Kendall College
Featuring an authentic lowcountry oyster roast and Food Porn Party. And films.
Awards Ceremony Lunch
Sunday, November 20, 12 noon/Kendall College
Awards for films in competition, plus Chicago premiere of "How To Make a Turtle Burger." Foods will include turtle burger, ham mousse, lemon tarts and more.