We come bearing fresh films!
All screenings will be online through our portal at watch.torontofoodfilmfest.com.
Films geoblocked to Ontario.
Stay on that couch, bed, beanbag or where ever your tush desires.
Food pairings to announce soon.
The sequel to the hit documentary "Barista" features four National Barista champions from around the globe who represent their countries and their craft in an attempt to win the World Barista Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
Q&A with Director Rock Baijnauth: Friday, Oct 16th 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Fish & Men
Darby Duffin, Adam Jones
FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how our choices as consumers drives the global seafood trade.
Q&A with Director Darby Duffin: Saturday, Oct 17th 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish
Dmitriy Shpilenok, Vladislav Grishin
Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters - to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year! But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible!
The Golden Harvest
The Golden Harvest is a 6,000-year old love story in which the filmmaker tries to understand the profound, often troubled, relationship between olive trees and the people of Mediterranean, including her own father. It is a complicated romance, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, that is constantly evolving in a region that includes some of the poorest and most conflicted areas of Europe and the Middle East.
Q&A with Director Alia Yunis: Sunday, Oct 18th 5:30pm – 6:15pm
For 30 years Lila has been a cleaner in a provincial municipality building. She’s an important figure in the office’s carefully knit society because of the unofficial staff cafeteria, which she runs together with her friend Marcela. When Lila gets the opportunity to refurbish the lunchroom and run it officially as the boss, this sudden elevation of her status causes Marcela’s envy and starts a slow decay of the office’s delicate status quo.
Weed and Wine
Rebecca Richman Cohen
WEED & WINE interweaves their stories, urging comparisons between France’s revered winemaking traditions and the emergent legal cannabis industry. The film observes tensions ebb and flow as, on each farm, one generation prepares to pass on the torch to the next. Two sets of farmers, separated by vast gulfs of culture, language, law and legacy, navigate a common challenge: how to bear the burdens of history—and change—on their land.
When Tomatoes Met Wagner
In a dying farming village in central Greece, two cousins and five women decide to do things differently. With a little help from Wagner, Christopher Columbus and local myths, they cultivate an ancient tomato seed and enter the world market with their organic products. With humour and poetry, the film speaks to us about the power of human relationships, the ability to see life and the world differently and the importance of reinventing oneself during difficult times.
541: A Place for The Community
Amanda Wright, Gabriel Dinardo
Chef Leah Janzen, program chef at Kitchen 541 Eatery and Exchange in the downtown core of Hamilton, Ontario has made it a life mission to provide a place for anyone in need of food, shelter or warmth within the poverty-stricken community. She sets out to accomplish this by serving first-class food made with love and quality ingredients in the hopes to change the way people view what it means to sit at the table and feel like you belong.
Jacqueline Godbout's debut film about cravings, will power and navigating this strange, strange world we are in.
Make Love: Horton Ridge
At Horton Ridge they've gone back in time to use a traditional floor malting process to put more focus on the art of craft malting. For episode 7 of the Make Love series we talk to head maltster Alan Stewart about what makes his organic malt unique.
Alexis Agliano Sanborn
Embark on a delicious journey from farmer’s field to school classroom that celebrates how one country has reimagined school lunch and food education. At the heart of Japan’s 2005 Food Education Law are the incredible people whose daily work nourishes the next generation’s relationship to food, the earth, and one another.
Ryan Wibowo, Darik Maurice
As an immigrant's homesickness manifests itself in the form of recurring dreams, he attempts to recreate a dish from his childhood to move past the feeling.
Raw Milk is a surreal thriller about an irreverent slacker who hunts for unpasturized milk to cure her brother’s allergies. Her search through the muddy farms around Greater Vancouver sucks her into a deadly dairy conspiracy. Recasting the noir tropes of the “paranoid thriller” to Drone Metal and legal weed, Raw Milk laughs with the very high and very absurd stakes of unpasteurized dairy in Canada.
'The Chop' is a comedy about Yossi, a charismatic Kosher butcher who loses his job, cannot find work at other Kosher butchers, and therefore decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butchers.