These are the entries in this year’s Food Film Festival in NYC!

The Food Film Festival ™ returns to New York City for its 12th straight year! The five-day Festival will feature a series of events where food and film lovers get to Taste What They See on the Screen​…right in their seats!


At each event, guests will be served the food from the films while they watch. Chefs and restaurants from New York City and beyond will present dishes from around the world as guests watch and eat a menu of independent food films in the Festival Theatre, followed by an official Festival After Party with more food, drink and fun each night.

Food Film Events to Take Place October 24-28, 2018

This year, the Festival kicks off with the World Premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown / Lower East Side presented by CNN Original Series. The episode follows Bourdain on a personal journey through this formerly bohemian New York City neighborhood, as he meets, shares meals and reflects with music, film and art trailblazers including Richard Hell, Deborah Harry and Chris Stein, Lydia Lunch, Fab 5 Freddy, Danny Fields, Amos Poe, Jim Jarmusch, Kembra Pfahler, John Lurie, Clayton Patterson and Harley Flanagan, whose collective cultural impact in the 1970’s and ’80’s has sustained through the decades.

The Festival dives deep into the primordial side of cooking: Barbecue​. Meet a Texas Pitmaster behind one of the top Barbecue joints in an unlikely place in Melt: A Smoking Story,​ ​ and the Hasidic Jewish pitmaster who can never taste what he is trying to perfect in Holy Smoked​. ​

Experience the beauty of coal-fired lamb and eggplant with Chef Freddy Bird​ in Fire​. Award-Winning Director Liza de Guia​ of Food Curated once again brings a chef focused food film to the Festival in Chikarashi:​Sustainable, Chef-Driven Poke Bowl​. Rising stars David Ma, Joseph Herschel​ and Anna Tsukanova-Kott, ​and their creative twists will premiere at the Festival for the first time.

In Justin Bolois​ (First We Feast) Why the Jamaican Beef Patty is a New York City Icon,​ homegrown heroes and local celebrities explain their favorite New York City culinary transplant.

Read more & book tickets at The Food Festival site