Save On Chicago Food Film Festival Tickets, Plus Schedule Announced

Food Film Fest honcho George Motz.
Food Film Fest honcho George Motz.

The Chicago Food Film Festival returns for a third year on November 15th through 17th, and between now and noon on Friday you can save a third off ticket prices by going here. What is the Chicago Food Film Festival? Well, an outgrowth of the New York Food Film Festival, created by Hamburger American author/TV host George Motz among others, it brings films and videos about food together with samples to eat of many of the foods on display, which is way more than The Dark Knight Rises or The Master ever did for you. We chronicled it extensively last year (as well as having a couple of films in the festival ourselves), as in this slideshow here. This year, besides films from around the US, it will include a film about Phillip Foss’s EL Ideas (with tastes of the item shown in the film), and also serving food will be Hoosier Mama and Pleasant House Bakery, among others. Summaries of all four programs have been released; read them below and then get some tickets, quick.


Farm to Film to Table
Thursday Night, November 15, 2012
Kendall College
6:00 pm - VIP Pre-Party presented by Kitchit
6:30 pm - General Doors Open
An evening of sustainable foods and films featuring grass-fed meats from Harry Carr and Mint Creek Farm, EL Ideas’ Chef Philip Foss’ legendary Fries and Ice Cream dish and more.
Films: Artisan Baker, Farmer Poet, Speakeasy Supperclub, Sugar Shack, Fries and Ice Cream, and 10,000 Cases

Fish Fry Friday
Friday Night, November 16, 2012
Kendall College
6:00 pm - VIP Pre-Party
6:30 pm - General Doors Open
An authentic Milwaukee Fish Fry plus perogies, pickles, and more. Plus enjoy a special Sweet Potato Cobbler by Hoosier Mama Pie Co.
Films: Fish Fry Night Milwaukee, Mama Sugar’s Sweet Potato Cobbler, Mickle’s Pickle, and Perogy!

Edible Adventure #006 + Avocado Takedown
Presented by Avocados from Mexico
Saturday Afternoon, November 17, 2012
Kendall College
12:00 Noon - Doors Open
A cornucopia of unique eats plus Matt Timms’ Avocado Takedown presented by Avocados from Mexico, featuring 30 amateur chefs competing for cash prizes. You be the judge.
Films: Mozzarella, Inc., Mexican Cuisine, One Macaron At A Time, Audacity of Hope, Vegetables: Friend or Foe?, Benevolent Baker: Doughnut, and Bon Appetit

Single-Malt Whisky: The Islay 8
Followed by the Chicago Food Film Festival Awards Ceremony
Saturday Night, November 18, 2012
Kendall College
7:00 pm - VIP Pre-Party
7:30 pm - General Doors Open
Featuring the Chicago Premiere of Whisky: The Islay Edition, a tasting of whisky from all 8 distilleries on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, which is renowned for its single malt whiskies and a special film-inspired tasting menu by local chefs and restaurants
Films: Whisky: The Islay Edition and Benevolent Butcher: Bacon

Save On Chicago Food Film Festival Tickets, Plus Schedule Announced