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Q: When is the Toronto Food Film Fest?

A: The 2021 Toronto Food Film Fest runs Friday, Oct 1st until Monday, Oct 4th, 2021.


Q: What is the Toronto Food Film Fest all about?

A: 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 paired food. 


Q: What is a Food Film Festival?

A: Great question! Our Food 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.


Q: Where can we buy tickets and how much are they?

A: The 2020 festival is now over but follow us on social media and join our mailing list to get the latest news on next year's festival and year round programming. 

Q: How can I submit my film?

A: Submit your film at: 

Q: How many film screenings will there be?

A: We screened 29 films from local and international filmmakers in 2020. Screenings are open to a combination of shorts, features, documentaries and dramas!  Patrons can choose to enjoy a "screen to plate" experience by pairing their screenings with meals from curated local restaurants and vendors. 

Toronto Food Film Fest is proud to showcase a collection of Canadian features and shorts free to all Canadians, through the Toronto Food Film Fest CBC Gem Collection.  This is available year round. More info here


Q: Will there be awards for filmmakers?

A: Yes! We had $5000 worth of prizes for filmmakers in 2020 and we hope to grow our support in future years. 


Q: Will there be food & drink?

A: Yes! 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. 

Q: What is the Toronto Food Film Fest doing to reduce our carbon footprint?

A: In 2019, 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 %95 of our waste from the landfill.

We also showcased programming like #Wastenot Panel (about sustainability in the food industry) to educate. 

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

The festival recommits to their low waste model for 2020: all recommended paired restaurants and vendors are encouraged to serve meals in compostable materials. Rethink Resource will work with vendors to achieve this goal.

Q: What is the Toronto Food Film Fest doing about accessibility?

A: For those who need it, we offer a discount code on tickets and passes.

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.


Q: Where can I find the festival on social media?

A: Toronto Food Film Fest can be found on Instagram @torontofoodfilmfest, on Twitter @TOfoodfilmfest and on Facebook @torontofoodfilmfest. The official hashtag of the festival for 2021 is #TFFF2021.

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