Food in Film

unearthed® food in film 2015 winner is announced

Last night it was announced that our winner of unearthed® Food in Film, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2015, was Abbie Stewart (UK) for her brilliant short, The Cider Shed.

At a fab awards event, complete with unearthed® canapes (of course), Champagne Taittinger, and Pink Lady® Apples nibbles and cocktails, we were delighted and moved by Abbie’s excitement at being announced as the winner.

Our founder, Simon, presented her with her prize – a cheque for £1000 for the category, which was judged by George Motz, Founder and Director of the Food Film Festival, NYC, Nik Powell, Director of the National Film & Television School and James Winter, Producer, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.

“The competition was intensely fierce,” says Simon, “there were entries from across the world and the standard was phenomenal.”

“The competition was intensely fierce,” says Simon, “there were entries from across the world and the standard was phenomenal. Abbie’s film about a group of men, without any self consciousness, gathering to make cider as they have done for many years, having won the Documentary section, stood out from the rest, however, for its charm and tenderness.”

Finalists

Lisa Nieschlag (Germany) was runner up, having won the Non-documentary section for her film, Chocolate & Cranberry Scones.  Her delightful film shows a little kitchen helper making some very delicious-looking scones!

Also, a first for this year, the People’s Choice #foodinfilm winner was Barbara Zonzin (Italy/Netherlands) for her Choco Thriller. We love this film as it depicts the making of a chocolate salami (perfect for us), in a slighty Hitchcock-esque way.

The evening was compered by chair of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner, and took place in front of more than 400 people at the Champagne Taittinger reception, many of whom had flown in from across the world for the occasion, from Italy, South Africa, Australia, Holland and more.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

For those of you not in the know about the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year it’s the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography. In its fourth year, more than 20,000 entries have been submitted since its inception. Also this year’s awards had several exciting new categories. They included the Food for the Family for images showing families eating together, won by Chris Terry (UK) for Family Meal, Chad, shot for the World Food Programme.

The esteemed judging panel included David Loftus, Jamie Oliver’s photographer, Michel Roux Jr, chef patron, Sanjeev Kapoor, India’s culinary superstar, Emily Luchetti, Chair, James Beard Foundation, NYC.

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