Devour! The Food Film Fest announces key partners for 2016 event

Wolfville, N.S. (October 31, 2016) – Public and private sector partners have lined up to support the sixth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest. Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary culinary creations, Wolfville plays host to the world’s largest festival focused on food and film from November 2-6, 2016.

“We are truly honoured to have so many organizations supporting our event and what it means for the growth of our province,” says Michael Howell, executive producer of Devour! “These levels of support have helped us continue to grow our festival each and every year. We expect to host over 11,000 attendees in Wolfville this year alone.”

Devour! organizers are humbled by the continuous support of the festival’s lead donors, Margaret and David Fountain, who have continued to support the event’s mission for the past three festivals. The festival is also fortunate to be supported by its two platinum partners – the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the provincial Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

Returning as gold sponsors are long-time festival supporters Acadia University, Benjamin Bridge, the Municipality of Kings County, Scotiabank, Spectacle Group, Taste of Nova Scotia and Wilson’s Home Heating. Devour! is also thrilled to add Accomplice Content Supply Co. and Clearwater Seafoods, Inc. to this grouping for the first time.

Other partners include:

Silver: Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar Inc., Armstrong FoodService & Eastern Meat Purveyors Limited, Bishop’s Cellar, Bosch Home Appliances, CIBC Wood Gundy, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Forest Lakes Country Club, Halifax International Airport Authority, Mer Et Soleil, Scotian Gold, Select Nova Scotia, Spindrift Brewing, Telefilm Canada, Town of Wolfville and Windsor Home Furniture.

Bronze: L’Acadie Vineyards, Acadian Seaplants, Advanced Systems, Al Whittle Theatre, Bruce Auto Group, Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, CKF Inc. Commercial Tent, David Jones Associates, Delta Halifax, Downeast Destination Management, George Brown College, Grape Escapes Wine Tours, Grand Pré Winery & Le Caveau Restaurant, King of Donair, Lightfoot & Wolfville, Lost Cod Clothing, Michelin Canada, Nova Scotia Community College – Culinary & Tourism Programs, Ocean Wise, Paddy’s Pub, Planter’s Barracks, Planter’s Ridge Winery, The PR Hive, Port Pub, Sober Island Oysters, Tap Root Farms, T Dogs, Ticketpro, Troy Restaurant, Up Public Relations, Victoria’s Inn and Wolfville Farmers’ Market.

Media: 89.3 K-Rock and CTV.

Designated Charities of Choice: Dartmouth North Community Food Centre and Nourish Nova Scotia.

Tickets to the sixth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest are on sale now at devourfest.com and can also be purchased by phone through Ticketpro at 1-888-311-9090. Exclusive VIP packages are also available. For more information about each mouth-watering event, visit devourfest.com.

ABOUT DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST

Devour! The Food Film Fest is an international festival celebrating cinema, food and wine culture. The five-day festival takes place in the culinary epicentre 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 sixth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest is slated for November 2-6, 2016.

Devour! is supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Slow Food Nova Scotia, Margaret & David Fountain and the province of Nova Scotia.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Only one hour from Halifax, the Town of Wolfville and Kings County provide the perfect setting for Devour! amid the beauty of the Annapolis Valley and the mighty Bay of Fundy. The heartland of Nova Scotia’s burgeoning wine industry and the centre of culinary and agricultural innovation, Wolfville is also home to Acadia University, one of Canada’s most renowned academic institutions, and a partner of Devour! The Food Film Fest.

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Media Contact:
Kate Elliot
kate@devourfest.com
(902) 440-7844