The 2nd Chicago Food Film Festival came to an end Sunday afternoon after four mostly-sold-out shows at Kendall College and Intelligentsia’s roasting plant. But the show has only just begun for the two Chicago-made videos about Chicago food which premiered at the festival, because you can now watch them on the internet— in fact, right here. Brooks Ruyle of the production company Mode Project made “The Doughnut Vault” after seeing the lines day after day at the new doughnut shop that opened near his ofice; his 2-1/2 minutes of luscious fried dough porn won the festival’s Best Super-Short Film award. Longer at 8-1/2 minutes is our own Sky Full of Bacon film “Farm To Barstool,” about Pleasant House Bakery and the complete farm-to-table ecosystem they’ve created within the very urban setting of Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Watch them both below; you’re on your own for creating the full festival experience by eating doughnuts or mushroom and kale pie as you watch.
The Doughnut Vault:
Farm To Barstool: