The 2021 Toronto Food Film Fest has returned for its third year, with an amazing lineup of films, workshops, talks, and curated snacks.
Taking a hybrid approach this time around, TFFF runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 4, and there will also be online components available until Oct. 15.
Just in time for the weekend, the event will be held both virtually and in person at Spadina Museum’s Historic House & Gardens. The festival includes an exclusive “bike-in” screening of Peace by Chocolate by Jonathan Keijse (Canada/Syria) on Oct. 1 and a screening of Come Back Anytime by John Daschbach and Wataru Yamamoto on Oct. 2.
Most of the six features and all 14 shorts films will be shown during the 15-day online portion of the festival and will be available to anyone in Ontario. The selected films also include the Canadian premiere of Wine and War by Mark Johnston and Mark Ryan (United States), Food for the Rest of Us by Caroline Cox (Canada), and The Club of Angelsby by Angelo Defanti (Brazil).
Like any great movie experience, a selection of food and drinks will be available, and it goes far beyond buttery popcorn and cheesy nachos!
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This year, filmgoers can choose to enjoy a “screen to plate” experience by pairing their screenings with meals from curated local restaurants and vendors. There’s also a special VIP pass that includes access to the whole online platform, guaranteed seating for two at the live screenings and talks and one “Phancy” Snack Box packed with locally-sourced goodies, courtesy of Phancy Bodega.
A series of “Talks in the Orchard” will also take place on Oct. 3 in Spadina Museum’s apple orchard. The talks will be an informal way for ticket holders to learn from some of Toronto’s leading food and film specialists. The talks will include subjects like working with food waste and the importance of BIPOC representation on screen.
Toronto Food Film Fest is a non-profit organization that emphasizes supporting and showcasing independent films with a direct focus on telling stories about food from around the world.
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