“Unlike most film festivals, we try to focus on one event at time instead of simultaneous events at multiple locations,” says George Motz, the director of The Food Film Festival.
And what results is a festival “served up” to delight food and film enthusiasts alike, as we found out when TLP attended last year!
The only film festival in the world where guests get to eat what they see on the screen as they watch will return to Charleston for its 2nd Annual Charleston Food Film Festival April 24-26, 2014. Created, directed and hosted by Travel Channel personality and food filmmaker, George Motz, The Food Film Festival has three distinct events for its Charleston run:
- The Kings of Barbecue / presented by Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, will include an exclusive screening of The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait, followed by an all-you-can-eat BBQ feast aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, prepared by the same World Champion pitmasters featured in the film.
- The Food Porn Party / a fan favorite at the New York and Chicago Food Film Festivals, will be a night of decadence and debauchery. Held at High Wire Distilling,the event will celebrate beautiful, close-up images of food set to music.
- And finally, the festival’s popular Edible Adventure series will take guests on an exciting culinary journey. First stop: NYC’s latest food craze, the Ramen Burger, then Momofuku Milk Bar’s famous Compost Cookies, followed up by a popular street food of Osaka, Japan.
“We have watched all the films and work hard to time to put the food in front of you at the exact moment that you think, ‘I wonder what that tastes like,’” Motz explains. “We knew that bringing this popular New York and Chicago festival was the right move since we knew Charlestonians love food and love to party, but it was popular beyond our expectations.”
Last year, tickets for the Charleston festival sold out in less than a week. To get your tickets, use the code TLP2014 for 10% off. The Local Palate is thrilled to be a sponsor of this fun foodie film fest again this year, so we’ll see you at the movies!