Lia Rinaldo

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Managing Director

Devour! The Food Film Festival

Devour! The Food Film Fest is a transformative food and film experience combining cinematic excellence with extraordinary gastronomic activities. The annual week-long festival hosts 100+ events, celebrated filmmakers and high-profile chefs from around the globe. In 2019, Devour! attracted over 14,000+ food and film lovers to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The festival has become a destination for celebrities and notable chefs including Anthony Bourdain, Jacques Pépin, Phil Rosenthal, Lidia Bastianich, Jason Priestley, Dominique Crenn, Sam Kass, Chuck Hughes, Michael Städtlander, Normand Laprise, Michael Smith, John Higgins, Gordon Pinsent and Bill Pullman. Each year, a major icon kicks off the festivities and top chefs from across Canada and around the world collaborate on special Gala Dinners.

In 2020, on what would have been the 10th anniversary, the festival transitioned to offer its first-ever hybrid online and in-person festival in October, making it one of only a few festivals to offer any in-person events in Canada and beyond. Devour! 9.5 offered 21 in-person film screenings, 44 streamed films, eight live and in-person workshops, and five in-person signature events. Even with scaled-back on in-person events, like the popular celebrity chef dinners, Devour! exceeded its ticket sales target with a schedule of online and in-person, physically distanced screenings and events.

Devour! challenges people to think differently and create a deeper connection to food through some of the most engaging documentaries, dramas and short films. The festival’s finely curated program highlights current food trends and issues, farming, sustainability and the impact of current food systems on our lives.

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  • Festival