Food in Film

Food Film Festival, NYC

As sponsors of the #foodinfilm award – a category of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award – we love all things food and film and so we were very excited to hear some good news related to the award – over the pond in the Big Apple.

New York Film Festival

One of our #foodinfilm judges, George Motz (above) is the Director of the annual New York Food Film Festival event, which showcases food films from across the world judged by a panel of members of the food and film communities. Awards are presented in 7 categories including: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Super-Short Film, Best Food Porn Film, The Audience Choice Award, The Made in New York Award and The Food Filmmaker of the Year Award.

So other than that why our interest in the festival?  Well, three films from last years ‘food in film award’ have been shortlisted in the official selection; Carl Pendle‘s ‘The Cut, Barbara Zonzin‘s ‘Choco Thriller’ and Lisa Nieschlag & Julie Cawley‘s ‘Cranberry & Chocolate Scones’.

Festival Director and Food in Film judge George Motz

We caught up with George Motz to explain why these particular films made it into the shortlist?  “The reason we chose these films is because they are fantastic and all very different. Each film finds a very special way to tell a food story, and that diversity is what our audiences have come to expect at the food film festival. These three films are part of a roster of 30 films that will be screened at 5 events over 4 days. And all of the films are very, very unique.”

What’s even more exciting is that if you go along to the events, not only do you watch the movies, you also get to eat the food – as featured in the films! Sounds like a great event of foodie and film discovery!

Anyway, we’ve really got our fingers crossed to see how they do – winners will be announced this week in New York.

Good Day New York – Fox News

And to help promote the festival, George was also on Fox News Channel’s ‘Good Day New York’ (one of the most popular local morning shows)  to promote the food festival. We loved it that him and the presenters tried Cranberry & Chocolate Scones (as depicted in Lisa and Julie’s film.)  To see the video click here

2016 unearthed® ‘food in film’ award

Just a reminder that entries are open for Food in Film – a category of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2016 award.  You’ve got until 7th February midnight (GMT) 2016 to create, edit, register and upload your 120 second long (including credits) film. For any inspiration from our previous winners, check out our ‘food in film’ blog section, just here.


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