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presents:
International Festival of Food and Film
Bologna, May 7-11, 2008


Slow Food on Film is an international festival of Cinema and Food promoted by the Slow Food movement and Cineteca di Bologna.

Slow Food on Film aims at promoting a new critical awareness of food culture through the screening of films, short films, documentaries and TV series that focus on food-related issues (drives, perversions, identity and emotional implications) in an original way, as well as on the agricultural and food industry's repercussion on society and the environment, and on gastronomic memory as a common heritage to be safeguarded.

Deadline for Submitting: March 15, 2008

Shorts competition
For international short films produced since 2006.
Award for Best Short Film: Golden Snail +  € 5000

Docs competition
For international documentaries produced since 2006.
Two prizes: for the best documentary and for the best short documentary.
Award for Best Documentary: Golden Snail +  € 5000
Award for Best Short Documentary: Golden Snail +  € 2000

BFF - Best Food Feature
From a short list of 5 international feature films nominated by an academy of international professionals from the worlds of cinema and food, the jury will elect the best food feature film of the 2006 – 2007 season. 
Award for Best Feature Film: Golden Snail


Best TV Series
The Slow Food on Film festival will select and make an award to the TV series (fiction or documentary) which, from the vast international offering, stands out for its conscious, intelligent and culturally appropriate representation of gastronomy.
Award for Best TV series: Golden Snail


READ THE REGULATIONS FOR ALL THE INFO ABOUT THE COMPETITIONS

USE THE ON LINE ENTRY FORM TO APPLY

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING: March 15, 2008
 
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 News
  2010-3-22  
  Slow Food on Film Festival will not take place in 2010.  
  COMBINED STATEMENT BY DIRECTOR OF CINETECA DI BOLOGNA GIAN LUCA FARINELLI AND PRESIDENT OF SLOW FOOD ITALIA ROBERTO BURDESE  (...)  

  2009-5-11  
  SLOW FOOD ON FILM: FOOD, INC. WINS THE GOLDEN SNAIL FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY  
 

Second edition's awards

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  2009-4-15  
  Film on a Plate - Advance ticket sales now open  
  After its wildly successful first year, Film on a Plate returns in 2009. This Slow Food on Film event brilliantly combines film screenings with the tasting of an original themed dish. (...)  

  2009-3-16  
  Presentation Press Conference: Slow Food on Film Opens with Ermanno Olmi's Terra Madre  
  Mayor of Bologna Sergio Cofferati, Slow Food Italia President Roberto Burdese, Bologna Cineteca Director Gianluca Farinelli and Stefano Sardo, Artistic Director of Slow Food on Film, presented the second Slow Food on Film to be held in Bologna.
What's new this year:

The 2009 festival will be inaugurated in the best possible way, with the Italian premiere of Terra Madre, Ermanno Olmi’s documentary, shown as a special event at the 2009 Berlinale, produced by the Bologna Cineteca and ITC Movie in partnership with Rai Cinema. Olmi, known for his films about peasant life, has taken a personal look at Slow Food’s most powerful and evocative event, the Terra Madre gathering of food communities, distilling it into an amazing 80-minute film that is at once timeless and contemporary, offering a synthesis of all that the festival aspires to be.
In addition to Terra Madre, Slow Food on Film will offer many more Italian premieres this year, including Food Inc., a must-see documentary on corporations’ industrial food production, made by the American company Participant (also responsible for Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth), following six years of research, investigation and meticulous reconstructions. Also shown for the first time in Italy will be La vie moderne by Raymond Depardon, presented at the last Cannes festival.
Documentary-maker Jonathan Nossiter will be a special guest at the festival; his 2004 film Mondovino brought the debate about globalized winemaking to Cannes, where it was in competition, and at Bologna he will be presenting two episodes dealing with Italian wine from the Mondovino series.
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