NOVEMBER 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wolfville, NS – Tickets to Devour! The Food Film Fest’s delicious 70 film screenings, over a dozen culinary events and eight industry sessions are selling quickly.
Tickets for several Devour! food events have sold out and others are nearing capacity. Film ticket sales have already doubled over the last event’s entire sales.
The five-day festival in Wolfville from November 13 – 17 will see hundreds of out of town guests including actor Jason Priestley, Food Network star Bob Blumer and many more.
“The success of advance ticket sales and sell-out events tells us that people are as excited as we are about exquisite local food, wine and chefs paired with international films,” says Michael Howell, Executive Director of Devour! “The five-day jam-packed festival will certainly satisfy every craving and we encourage anyone planning to attend to purchase tickets now to guarantee their seats, whether in the restaurant, in the theatre or on the bus.”
Among the biggest festival culinary draws includes The Five Senses Opening Gala featuring 11 of Nova Scotia’s finest chefs, hosted by The Food Networks’s Bob Blumer, for a delicious opening to the festival. The next three nights will see three national chefs paired with three Wolfville chefs who will create decadent five-course meals inspired by the films in the showcase. This includes Ottawa’s preeminent chef Michael Blackie joining forces with chef David Smart of Front and Central inspired by the film “Now, Forager” on Thursday, November 14.
Daily tours will showcase the beautiful landscapes of Wolfville and the surrounding area including the return of the popular Wolfville Magic Winery Bus. Participants will have the opportunity savour the wines that are achieving international acclaim at Domaine de Grand Pre Winery and Gaspereau Vineyards along with the addition of great Cajun food from Le Caveau Restaurant onboard.
The new series of 90-minute industry sessions has also created a lot of buzz for its high profile speakers including the much sought-after Bonjwing Lee of “The Ulterior Epicure”, Kathleen Flinn of “Cook Fearless” and “The Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry”, Rachel Low of madHIVE MEDIA, Kathy Cross of Shaw Media/Food Network, Laurie Barnett of Zero Point Zero, NYC and well-known contributing authour and photographer for Dark Rye, Kate Inglis to name a few. The session topics range from Food Photography to Pitching Food Content to Networks & Production Companies to food demos.
For more information about these, and many more delicious, mouth-watering events and how to purchase tickets visit www.devourfest.com.
To see the complete program and detailed information about all of the events, visit www.devourfest.com. Tickets for the festival’s screenings and events are on sale now online via www.devourfest.com and www.ticketpro.ca and by phone at 1-888-311-9090.
Tickets are also available at all Ticketpro outlets in Nova Scotia, including Box of Delights Bookshop (466 Main Street, Wolfville), Wilson’s Pharmasave (100 Station Lane, Kentville) and Video Difference (6086 Quinpool Road, Halifax). Please note that Ticketpro outlets accept cash or debit only. Tickets will be available at the Festival Box Office at the Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville) beginning November 13. For hours of operation, visit: www.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 epicenter of Nova Scotia – the Town of Wolfville. The festival, formerly the Slow Motion Food Film Fest, is a celebration of food on film, the culture of food and the dramatic impact it has on our day-to-day lives. www.devourfest.com.