WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Devour! The Food Film Fest has announced initial programming details for the seventh annual instalment taking place in October.
Celebrated chefs Jacques Pépin, Michael Smith, Bob Blumer and Mark Greenaway will join previously announced festival guest curator, Canadian film icon Gordon Pinsent, as 2017 participants.
The seventh edition of Devour! is themed “A Celebration of Canadian Cinema and Cuisine” and will draw acclaimed filmmakers and chefs from across Canada and the globe for the festivities. The festival will feature 99 events, including 72 films in 34 screenings, 23 industry workshops, three celebrity chef dinners, 22 tasting tours and 20 special events, including dinners and parties.
From Oct. 26 to 28, international culinary leaders will pair up with local Nova Scotia sensations to create three meals inspired by select festival films. Participating chefs include Bob Blumer, Michael Smith, John Higgins, Mark Greenaway, Peter McKenna, Joshna Maharaj, Emma Cardarelli, Paul Rogalski and Ali Hassan.
Featured workshops will include a food-photography workshop with influencer Dennis The Prescott, an all-day filmmaking intensive with From the Wild filmmakers Kevin Kossowan and Jeff Senger; It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere: Cocktails Workshop with mixologists Jeff Van Horne and Matt Jones; culinary workshops with Michael Smith and Mark Greenaway and others.