September 13

Devour! The Food Film Festival TIFF Reception@Campbell House- Sunday, September 8, 2019

By A.J.Lam.
We were invited to Devour! The Food Film Festival TIFF Reception, held on Sunday night of TIFF, which is held every October, when the Nova Scotia festival organizers put on a 6-day food and film festival.

Days are spent with renowned chefs from around the world doing culinary workshops, and being involved in Conversations, wine tours, brewery tastings and more. Then, in the evening, world premieres of films with food themes – some dramas, some docs and so much more. Past guests have included Anthony Bourdain, Jacques Pépin, Dominique Crenn, Sam Kass, Chuck Hughes, Michael Städtlander, Normand Laprise, Michael Smith, John Higgins, Gordon Pinsent and Bill Pullman.

Devour’s festival soirees are becoming a real staple at all the biggest film festivals around the world. From Cannes, Venice to TIFF, they are known for putting on a culinary and wine feast, hosting the who’s who in the industry for two hours of incredible food stations, wine and beer tastings and mingling. At the event, they will be revealing a few programming highlights to this year’s film selection.

About Devour! The Food Film Fest :
It is the world’s largest film festival devoted to all things culinary, bringing together cinematic art and fine cuisine in Nova Scotia and at 15+ satellite events around the world. At the 9th edition of the festival (October 22-27, 2019), it will host 100+ events in six days with celebrated filmmakers and high-profile chefs from around the globe, as part of this year’s theme Celebrating Italian Food & Cinema.
“Devour!, the top foodie destination on the film festival circuit.”
– Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, October 2018
“Devour! is a must for all food lovers.”
– Chef Jacques Pépin, October 2017
We joined Devour! organizers Michael Howell & Lia Rinaldo, along with host and partner, the Italian Trade Commission, at a reception to preview 2019 program highlights featuring captivating food, films and libations from this special part of the world.


We would like to thank Charlene Coy of C2C Communications for the invitation to this event.