October 23, 2019
Location: Fountain Commons
Devour! The Food Film Fest 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. In 2018, Devour! attracted almost 13,000+ food and film lovers to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The festival has become a destination for celebrities and notable chefs including Jason Priestley, Anthony Bourdain, Jacques Pépin, Dominique Crenn, Sam Kass, Chuck Hughes, Michael Städtlander, Normand Laprise, Michael Smith, John Higgins, Gordon Pinsent and Bill Pullman. Each year, a major icon kicks off the festivities and top chefs from across Canada and around the world collaborate on special Gala Dinners. This year, Lidia Bastianich, award-winning chef, TV host, restaurateur and author, will open the festival with her favourite food film of all time, Big Night.
Devour! challenges people to think differently and create a deeper connection to food through some of the most engaging documentaries, dramas and short films. The festival’s finely curated program highlights current food trends and issues, farming, sustainability and the impact of current food systems on our lives. Festival-goers delve deep into the world of food through original one-of-a-kind experiences, from interactive industry sessions with high-profile guests, to cooking demos, foraging adventures, plus film and photography workshops. Devour! The Bounty of Kings County Tasting Tours include food and wine-focused excursions showcasing some of the region’s exceptional artisanal products and award-winning wines. Other popular events include experiential dinners, food truck rallies, celebrity visits, host receptions and charitable community events.