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Toronto Food Film Fest (TFFF) is thrilled to announce its full lineup of films for this year's festival. Held October 14-17, 2022, the festival will include film screenings paired with carefully curated snacks, as well as talks, tastings and dinners.

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In My Backyard

Jamie Day Fleck

Canada

In My Backyard chronicles director Jamie Day Fleck’s personal journey into backyard vegetable gardening converting her entire suburban backyard into a kitchen garden. Using her personal story as a jumping-off point, she branches out to look at the various solutions that backyard gardeners and urban growers have dreamed up and implemented in her city — Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Kampai! Sake Sisters

Mirai Kinoshi

USA

Kampai! Sake Sisters invites audiences into the lives of three women pioneers who are making their mark on the competitive, traditionally male-dominated world of sake. Their stories show how women in Japan are reviving ancient traditions and contribute to shaping a new era.

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One Pint at a Time

Aaron Hosé

USA

Craft beer generates tens of billions of dollars annually for the US economy. Despite beer’s Egyptian and African heritage, these traditions have been mostly forgotten and are rarely found in American brewing culture. Today, Black-owned breweries make up less than 1% of the nearly 9,000 breweries in operation. Eager to shift the historical perception of who makes and drinks beer, Black brewers, brand owners and influencers across the country are reshaping the craft beer industry and the future of America’s favorite adult beverage.

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Seasons

Gabriella Canal, Michael Fearon

USA

Nevia No is a classically trained performer who runs Bodhitree Farm in Pemberton, New Jersey. Nevia struggles to maintain equilibrium on the farm and provide for her farmhands, mother and adult daughter, Euni.

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Pie in the Puss: A Brief History of Pieing in Film

Stacey Davis

USA

From a pie in the face, to the pie toss, to the ultimate pie fight - the evolution of pieing in film.

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Tanagokoro: A Culinary Portrait

Victoria Fistes, Masashi Nozaki

United Kingdom

When Japanese chef Yoshinori Ishii is dismayed by the quality of fish in London, he takes it upon himself to investigate why. Through skill, ethics and passion, he sparks a fish revolution in the United Kingdom.

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See You Garbage!

Romain Dumont

Canada

For Christmas, three garbage collectors, Élie, Nino and Belz, are surprised to be received for dinner at the house of the Prime Minister and the First Lady. See You Garbage! is a dramatic comedy that resembles a revolutionary tale, which attempts to explore the encounter between the well-coated contempt of the political class and a sudden awareness of its people.

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The Lunchbox Dilemma: Vanessa

Canada

Vanessa Okafo, a dancer, choreographer and film producer, loved making Spice Girls routines and eating steamed daikon as a kid. Her classmates' reactions to the dish, however, led her to second-guess her feelings about her family’s home-cooked food.

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Tales From Vesta Lunch

Mackenzie Alexander Kelleher

Canada

Featuring an eclectic cast of individuals, Tales From Vesta Lunch shines a light on the local Dupont diner by exploring its passionate community and the rich history it has gained since opening in 1955. In doing so, the film also touches on what it means to be an independently owned business in a rapidly evolving society.

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Shade Grown Coffee

Alexander Kinnunen

Denmark

Shade Grown Coffee is the inspiring story about how growing coffee in the shade of native trees in the tropics can have a truly positive impact on local communities, halt deforestation and protect critical habitat for wildlife - all while giving your daily dose of caffeine a better aftertaste.

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The Chocolate War

Miki Mistrati

Denmark

A film about greed in some of the world’s biggest corporations on the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet: the children in the third world.

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Chiliheads

Julien Fréchette

Canada

A journey as playful as it is evocative, Chiliheads, takes us on the Hot Pepper road to 5 countries: Canada, the United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and India to meet ‘chiliheads’; lovers of hot peppers, to discover their culture and the sub-culture that surrounds the consumption of this unique spicy fruit.

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Koto: The Last Service

Joella Cabalu

Canada

After nearly 40 years in operation, the family-run Koto Japanese Restaurant is closing down in Campbell River, Canada. Over the course of its final service, the small Vancouver Island community bids farewell in this meditation on how to say goodbye with grace and the legacy of investing care in relationships through sushi.

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Hearth of the Lion

Vicki Van Chau

Canada

Hearth of the Lion illustrates the bond between three brothers, with their dedication, discipline and passion on display, as they embody the powerful movements of the lion and the fire of the wok hearth.

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Her Scents of Pu Er

Anna-Claria Ostasenko Bogdanoff

France

In a masked world where smelling, touching and tasting are almost forbidden, our senses diminish. Nevertheless, some are able to escape through the scent of a cup of tea, like Master Tseng. First woman to be Master of Tea in China's history, she reminds us that our sense and sensibility belong to us. To enter into the delicate and timeless universe of tea means to travel through our deepest inner sensations.

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Madeleines

Richard Jung

United Kingdom

The making of a French classic.

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Half Full

JR Reid

Canada

Why should we care about food waste? Because 58% of food produced for Canadians is lost or wasted. Half Full looks at the problem of food waste and sees great opportunity.

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Patty vs Patty

Chris Strikes

Canada

The story of Toronto’s bizarre 1985 “Patty Wars,” when Jamaican bakers went head-to-head with the Canadian government over the name of their beloved beef patty, as told by Michael Davidson of Kensington Patty Palace.

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Umami

Slony Sow

France

Following a near-death experience France's leading chef throws himself into a quest seeking the flavor that has confounded his life since he was defeated by a Japanese chef's bowl of noodles as a young man.

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Master of Cheese

Simon Steuri, Myriam Zumbühl

Switzerland

Master of Cheese tells the story of one of the world's best cheesemaker who makes his cheese in a dairy the size of a living room. Willi Schmid has an extraordinary talent: just by the taste of the milk he knows what the cow ate. He knows every cow by name, every plant in his valley and produces cheese with pure intuition. His talents and boundless work ethic has allowed him to produce outstanding cheese in demand across the globe.

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414 Dupont

Mica Daniels, Sise Drummond

Canada

414 Dupont is a story about generational transition and family legacy, set against a changing neighborhood in Toronto, ON. Once the revered Indian Rice Factory — a restaurant opened by Indian immigrant mother and chef, Amar Patel, the building has since transformed into local favourite, Fat Pasha.

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Family Recipe

Kamari Bright

USA

A girl's baking lesson from her grandfather teaches her acceptance as she learns the similarities between ingredients and people.

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Let’s Eat

Dixon Wong

USA

Let’s Eat follows the story of an immigrant mother and her daughter as they navigate through the beauty and challenges of life. Despite the difficulties they face, the warmth and love of family provides comfort and closeness, and cooking becomes a symbol of their unconditional love for one another.

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California Natural by Martha Stoumen

Lindsey Hagen

USA

California Natural offers a sensuous immersion into the world of natural winemaking pioneer, Martha Stoumen. The film illuminates this first generation winemaker’s ethos and values as she explores the shifting tides of climate change with creativity, expertise and joy.

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Banquet on the Beagle

Joel Van Dyk

Canada

The mostly true story of Charles Darwin’s historic voyage to the Galapagos Islands, and the culinary delights that followed aboard the HMS Beagle.

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Coast to Coast, From West Africa to the World

Tolu Agbelusi, Ozoz Sokoh

Canada

01 - Rice and Beans - The first of three shorts exploring the role of West African ingredients in globalization, at the intersection of food politics, and approaches towards West African culinary traditions.

02 - Palm oil & Okra - The second of three shorts exploring the role of West African ingredients in globalization, at the intersection of food politics, and approaches towards West African culinary traditions.

PASSES

VIP PASS | $250

Only $250—that’s over $400 worth of screenings and events (tax and fees included) $150 off!

ALL YOU CAN WATCH PASS | $150

$150—originally $200 (tax and fees included)...That's $50 of savings!

What You Get:

  • Guaranteed seating for all in-person screenings and a selection of chef curated snacks from a top Toronto eatery

  • Full access to the online platform

  • An exclusive wine tasting and sake tasting

**Must be in Ontario to access and stream on the online platform
**Passes are non-refundable but transferable upon request.

What You Get:

  • Guaranteed seating at the screenings and chef curated snacks from a top Toronto eatery

  • Full access to the online platform

**Must be in Ontario to access and stream on the online platform
**Passes are non-refundable but transferable upon request.