Toronto FOOD
Film Fest 2021


OCT 1-4 2021

Toronto Food Film Fest is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and showcasing thought-provoking independent films about food from around the world. 


Don't miss your chance to discover mouth-watering and conversation-starting independent films about food along with curated snacks, workshops, and unique tasting menus at Toronto’s only multi-day food film festival.

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Frequently asked questions

When is the Toronto Food Film Fest?
The 2021 Toronto Food Film Fest runs Friday, Oct 1st until Monday, Oct 4th with online components available until Friday, Oct 15th. For more information on schedule, tickets, what to expect from the in-person events and how to use our virtual platform click here


What is the Toronto Food Film Fest all about?

The Toronto Food Film Fest is truly a celebration of independent film making, food and culture!

We have an amazing line up of films, workshops, talks and curated snacks.

What is a Food Film Fest?

Great question! Our food and film festival is focused on films about food. So much of our cultural identity is embedded in what we eat. Think about your childhood memories, you can probably remember what your grandma’s house smelled like when she was cooking on a Sunday afternoon, or what you ate on your first date with the person who is now your spouse. When you travel, trying the local cuisine is a highlight! We want to celebrate all of these story-telling moments, good or bad, that surround food.

Where can we buy tickets and how much are they?

Tickets are on sale now here

How can I submit my film?

Submissions for TFFF2021 are now closed. For more information on how to submit for 2022, visit:  and sign up for our mailing list below.

Will there be awards for filmmakers?

Yes! Thanks to our kind sponsors , we will be presenting awards to filmmakers.

How many film screenings will there be?
We will be screening 21 films from local and international filmmakers in 2021. Screenings are open to a combination of shorts, features, documentaries and scripted!  Movie lovers can choose to enjoy a “screen to plate” experience by pairing their screenings with meals from curated local restaurants and vendors.

Will there be food and drink?
So much food & drink! Patrons can choose to enjoy a “screen to plate” experience by pairing their screenings with meals from curated local restaurants and vendors.


What is The Toronto Food Film Fest doing to reduce our carbon footprint?
We’ve partnered with Rethink Resource, Canada’s most comprehensive and environmentally friendly waste management company, on a journey to zero waste. Using fully compostable serving containers throughout the event, Rethink Resource helped us divert most, if not all of our waste from the landfill. 

We also showcase programming around key topics about sustainability. 

If you want to learn about more ways how we are working to reduce our carbon footprint, please reach out to us

What is the Toronto Food Film Fest doing about accessibility?

If the cost of attending this event is prohibitive to you, please email us at to see if there are any “Pay it Forward” tickets available. The option to "Pay it Forward" is available upon checkout for those who want to donate.

We have consulted with Reel Access Discovery Forum through Inside Out on improving accessibility throughout the event. We will be implementing many of the initiatives and will be promoting our efforts to inspire others. ALS interpreters will be available upon request. 


Land Acknowledgement

The Toronto Food Film Fest would like to acknowledge the land on which we gather is located on the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat nations. 

We recognize that this territory is covered by the Dish with One Spoon treaty, an agreement between the Anishinaabeg, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee Confederacy to share the territory and protect the land.

We encourage you to reflect on the history of the land that you are on and your relationship to that land. 

Today, the meeting place of Toronto, or Tkaronto, is the home to many Indigenous people all over Turtle Island.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, live, and learn on this land.





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