Festival Internazionale di cinema e del cibo Slow Food Cineteca di Bologna Comune di Bologna

Slow Food on Film
International Festival of Cinema and Food


Slow Food on Film is an international film and food festival organized by the Slow Food movement and the Cineteca di Bologna.

Slow Food on Film encourages a new critical awareness in food culture, showcasing features, shorts, documentaries and TV series that take an original look at food (dealing with appetites, perversions, identities and emotions), confront the issues of the food industry (its economic, social and environmental effects) or focus on gastronomic memory as a heritage to be preserved.

After three successful pioneering editions in Bra (2002, 2004 and 2006), and two hugely popular editions in Bologna (2008 and 2009) organized in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, Slow Food on Film will not be returning in spring 2010 as previously announced.


JOINT STATEMENT FROM GIAN LUCA FARINELLI, DIRECTOR OF THE CINETECA DI BOLOGNA, AND ROBERTO BURDESE, PRESIDENT OF SLOW FOOD ITALY

It is with great regret that the Cineteca di Bologna and Slow Food announce that the Slow Food on Film festival will not be held in 2010.

Though inauspicious signs had been in the air for some time, this sad news is only being announced at this late date because the festival’s two main organizers were using all possible means to try to find the financial resources necessary to hold the festival this year. Unfortunately, these attempts were not successful.

In just two years in Bologna (after the early versions in Bra), Slow Food on Film managed to shape a hugely popular formula, encouraging a new critical awareness in food culture, showcasing features, shorts, documentaries and TV series that take an original look at food (dealing with appetites, perversions, identities and emotions), confront the issues of the food industry (its economic, social and environmental effects) or focus on gastronomic memory as a heritage to be preserved.

The festival was brought together by a shared “pleasure of the text” (audiovisual and gastronomic) and love of entertainment (cinematic and convivial). Having taken on the challenge of producing awareness, reflection and culture by intersecting the worlds of food and film, the Cineteca di Bologna and Slow Food will not be abandoning this challenge, and are working together for the resumption of Slow Food on Film in 2011.

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The Winners of Slow Food On Film 2009


BEST FOOD FEATURE
Golden Snail
PRANZO DI FERRAGOSTO di Gianni Di Gregorio
Italia, 2008, 35mm, 75',col.

   

DOCS COMPETITION
Golden Snail
FOOD INC. di Robert kenner
USA, 2008, HD Cam, 94’, col.

   

DOCS COMPETITION (under 35')
Golden Snail
IMÁDSÁG / Preghiera / Prayer di Sándor Mohi
Ungheria, 2007, 27’, BetaSP, col.

Special mentions:

SALT IN THE SCARS / Segni di sale di Fiorella Castanotto
Svizzera, 2008, 17’, DigiBeta, col.

UNO DEGLI ULTIMI / One of the Last
di Paul Zinder, Italia, 2007, 12’, DigiBeta, col.

   

SHORTS COMPETITION

Golden Snail
THÉ NOIR / Tè Nero / Black Tea di Serge Elissalde
Francia, 2007, BetaSP, 5’, col.

Special mentions:

BOM-E PI-EO-NA-DA / Fioritura primaverile / Blooming in Spring di Ji-yeon Jung
Corea del Sud, 2008, 35mm, 20’, col.

PIG ME di Mette Rank Tange, Rebecca Bang Sørensen, Marie-Louise Højer Jensen, Jorge Israel Hernández, Garcia Figueroa, Ditte K. Gade
Danimarca, 2008, BetaSp, 7’, col.


BEST TV SERIES
REPORT di Milena Gabanelli



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In primo piano
COMBINED STATEMENT BY DIRECTOR OF CINETECA DI BOLOGNA GIAN LUCA FARINELLI AND PRESIDENT OF SLOW FOOD ITALIA ROBERTO BURDESE  (...)
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. (...)
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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