New Colorado Student Film Contest
BREAKING NEWS: We have extended the deadline to our Colorado student film contest to June 15, 2018. Also, we will now accept submissions from high school students.
We are proud to introduce our new film contest for Colorado high school students and undergraduate filmmakers who are attending an accredited university or college in Colorado. The winning short food film will screen at our 2018 festival (Oct. 11-14). The winning filmmaker and their film will be mentioned in our 2018 festival publicity and receive an $100 cash prize.
We invite filmmakers enrolled at Colorado accredited colleges or universities to submit their films.
- Films must showcase a food-related topic or have food as a significant part of the narrative.
- Films must be 10 minutes or less in spoken or subtitled English.
- Can be narrative or documentary films. Live action or animated are good.
- Submit through FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/FlatironsFoodFilmFestival
- Deadline: June 15, 2018
- Entry fee: None. If students send us a scanned copy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying the entrant’s enrollment, we will send them a FilmFreeway waiver code that they can use to submit their film for no charge. Send scanned files to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramen Heads dinner and film Meetup
Our Flatirons Food Film Festival Meetup Group is hosting a ramen dinner at the new Chimera restaurant (2014 10th St, Boulder), followed by a screening of the Ramen Heads documentary at the Dairy Arts Center on Thursday, May 31. We will meet at the restaurant at 5:30pm and reconvene at the Boedecker Theater of the Dairy Arts Center for the 7pm documentary.
Ramen Heads is about the reigning Japanese king of ramen, other ramen masters, and their legions of fanatic ramen fans. The screening includes a talk back by an author of a book about ramen. Join us slurping, talking ramen, and watching the film.
Join the Flatirons Food Film Festival Meetup group and then sign up for our ramen extravaganza Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Flatirons-Food-Film-Festival/events/250933958
Meetup attendees will be responsible for the costs of their ramen dinner and buying their own Ramen Heads ticket. We recommend that attendees pre-order their film tickets as early as possible.
Chefs Challenge Event
Everyone was a winner at our chefs challenge event on Sunday, April 29th at The Riverside. The weather was warm and sunny. Our Eastern and Western cuisine teams, each comprised of three top local chefs, showed competitive spirit while facing off. The hustle while prepping, sauteeing, grilling, and making rice noodles from scratch was palpable. Chef Ryan Gorby of Cho77 and Chef Kyle Mendenhall of Arcana, respectively head chefs of the East and West teams, were involved in everything and provided strong direction. With the help of six culinary students from the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, the chefs did what they do best: create beautiful dishes. Though both teams produced delicious dishes, the audience and judges both agreed that the East team was the winner of our live chefs challenge.
- East team: Ryan Gorby; Jeff Stoneking, Chef de Cuisine of ChoLon; and Thach Tran, Executive Chef of Ace Eat Serve
- West team: Kyle Mendenhall; Steve Redzikowski of Acorn, Brider, and OAK at Fourteenth; and Thomas Vigil, former sous chef of Black Cat
- Judges: 5280 Magazine food editor Denise Mickelsen, Executive Chef Kelly Jeun of Frasca Food and Wine, and Sara Brito of the Good Food 100 Restaurants list
- Emcee: Emcee Theo Adley, Executive Chef of The Populist
The winning East team dishes
West team dishes