Day 1 – And So It Begins!
Welcome to the beautiful Annapolis Valley! We are so happy to have you join us in one of the most special parts of the world for the 8th edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest. After more than a year of planning and preparation, we are thrilled to get the festivities underway. It has been our busiest year to date with fourteen satellite events across North America. Taking the show on the road has allowed us to connect with friends, old and new, all the while keeping our eyes on the flagship event. We hope this will be a truly transformative experience for you as you delve into the power of food and film.
FESTIVAL LOUNGE & BOX OFFICE
You’ll find the Devour! Festival Lounge, Box Office and Retail Shop all in one convenient location They are all located at the Wilsons Home Heating Pavillion Festival Tent at Troy Restaurant, 12 Elm Avenue, Wolfville. This is where you can pick up your festival passes, tickets, and socialize with festival-goers and guests. Official Devour! merchandise is also available for purchase including t-shirts, aprons, bags and more.
Need a digital alternative to your festival program. Introducing the Official Devour! The Food Film Fest App available for download on iTunes and Google Play. Browse the schedule day-by-day; get directions to venues; connect to our social media, and buy tickets- all from the palm of your hand.
One of the great things about our festival is that the majority of events are within walking distance. For those a little further out in the county, local taxi cabs are available for hire for transportation throughout New Minas, Kings County, Kentville, and Wolfville. FYI: A taxi ride within Wolfville costs under ten dollars.
We’re proud to have CBC Nova Scotia joining us as our official media sponsor again this year. CBC News at Six will be broadcasting live from our Opening Gala Reception and Information Morning Host Portia Clark will be reporting live from Devour! Friday. Be sure to tune into 90.5 or download the CBC Radio Mobile App to live stream their coverage. Tune into 89.3 K-Rock Tuesday at _am for Devour! Executive Director Michael Howell’s Tasty Tuesday. Plus, a daily festival update each morning at _am will be brought to you by our Marketing and Communications Manager Jill Chappell.
Our programming officially kicks off today with our youngest participants of the Scotiabank Big Picture Program. We’ve chosen six impactful films specifically for school audiences: From Seed to Seed w/ The Common Chameleon, The Superfood Chain w/ Conad Compilation and All the Time in the World w/ What If Wes Anderson Made S’mores? We’re proud to educate and entertain our younger community members through the lens of food on film. The screenings are open to the public so if you’re not a student and want to check out these screenings, you can gain admission for just $5 or with your film wristband.
The party starts a day earlier this year and in a new location! We’ve expanded our programming beyond Wolfville and will be hosting our first event in Kentville at the historic Calkin Building. Kentville: Sip and Savour is a graze-around reception with a sneak-peek at three of the short films we’ll be screening later this week. <<<Tickets are just $20 per guest in support of Nourish Nova Scotia.>>
If you have questions or concerns at any time, please don’t hesitate to speak with a Devour! Staff member or volunteer. If you are sharing your experience on social media, please tag us and use the hashtags #devour2018 #foodfilmpower.
Eat it Up! Drink it in!
Devour! The Food Film Fest (Devour!) is a transformative food and film experience combining cinematic excellence with extraordinary gastronomic activities. The annual six-day festival hosts 100+ events, celebrated filmmakers and high-profile chefs from around the globe. Devour! takes place in Wolfville, Kings County, the agricultural heartland of Nova Scotia; home to a thriving wine industry and hospitable community with a longstanding farm-to-table ethos. Devour! aims to inspire people to think differently about food and create a deeper connection to it.