Film fans and foodies alike are invited next fall to celebrate in the heart of Nova Scotia’s wine country for Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world’s largest food and film festival from October 25-29, 2017.
Just one hour from Halifax, Wolfville, Nova Scotia is “Canada’s Secret Foodie Destination” (The Hollywood Reporter) and the “New Napa of the North” (Gusto TV), which makes it the perfect backdrop for this collision of food and film. In 2016, American Express Essentials called Devour one of the ‘Top 23 Festivals for Foodies in the World!‘ Revel in the newest food movies, take in a workshop on everything from short film boot camp to ultimate wine pairings, eat your way through Nova Scotia at our Devour Street Food Rally, sample the best of sustainable seafood at our Chowder Smackdown, hop on a tasting tour bus to Devour! The Bounty of King’s County or dine red-carpet-style at one of our film-inspired celebrity dinners to make it a full day. Better yet, buy a pass for the whole week and #EatItUp.
Devour! is a feast for the senses on screen with one of the best culinary cinema programs in the world. Featuring more than 80 new films hot off the global film festival circuit, you never just go to a film at Devour!, you get the full sensory experience. Devour! serves up some of best food on earth right in, at or around the festival’s Al Whittle Theatre. Watch a film with the director, cast and crew and walk right into a pop up tasting of local food hosted and served by the celebrities in front of and behind the camera.
From the Devour! Opening Gala which features a major cinematic, television or culinary star curating their favourite food film of all time, to the closing Golden Tine Awards brunch, there is truly something for everybody. From CNN superstar Anthony Bourdain to Holly wood Actor Bill Pullman (Independence Day), from the world’s best female chef Dominique Crenn to the Food Network’s Bob Blumer we have stars from around the world. Jason Priestley is a regular. Who will it be this year?
Our popular workshops will appeal to everyone. For the foodie there are chef demos, craft cocktail making, beer and cheese pairing seminars and more. Aspiring writers, photographers, and filmmakers have rare opportunities to learn from industry leaders on how to pitch to producers, recipe writing, and food styling. Social media pros and wannabes can rub shoulders and learn from local, national and international gurus from the blogosphere.
We are about building and helping our community at the same time too. Take in a FREE session about innovation in culinary tourism or food law, about sustainable oceans or healthy eating for kids; we explore all the complexities of life as they pertain to food, health, society and community. To help enrich the lives of Nova Scotia school children, our Scotiabank Big Picture Series presents a program of healthy eating films for youth.