The Flatirons Food Film Festival (Oct. 11-14, 2018) is an annual multi-day film festival in Boulder, Colorado that brings together those interested in eating, food culture, and food issues. In its 6th year, the Festival screens a mix of US and international feature and documentary films that address a wide range of food-related topics and issues. It also presents film-related culinary and social events like tastings and receptions, engages expert speakers for every film, and brings distinguished visiting speakers to enhance the educational and convivial aspects of the films.

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Shake It Up: Cocktails and Cuisine

Get ready for the 4th annual Flatirons Food Film Festival fundraiser, Shake It Up: Cocktails and Cuisine!

Join us at the Boulder Brands rooftop deck in downtown Boulder for superlative food, drinks, and films. On Tuesday, August 7th, this will be the party where it happens with silent and live auctions, all things cocktail, and live jazz.

Blackbelly, Bramble and Hare, and Emmerson will contribute to the delicious fun with three custom cocktails and bites. Local Table Tours and Pastificio Boulder will respectively add a custom cocktail and a heirloom grain pasta dish to the party. Fortuna Chocolate will offer a scrumptious dessert “cocktail.”

Other cocktail-oriented activities include:

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Big Red F Group, Boulder Brands, BRU, Denver International Wine Festival, Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, Fortuna Chocolates, Grower’s Organic, Local Table Tours, Pack A Fork, ROOT PR, Savory Spice Shop – Boulder, Snarf’s Sandwiches, Wine Country International

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Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call


Many thanks to sponsors Above the Rockies, Black Cat, Bramble and Hare, Blue Dragon Films, Boulder County Farmers Market, Chef Soraya, Cocktail Punk, First Bite Boulder, George Lichter Family Foundation, Gourmet Foods International, Highland Honeybees, International Film Series, John Lichter, Out Boulder County, Pastures of Plenty, and Rosetta Hall for their support.


We also thank Alpine Start, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Basta, Wolf’s Tailor, Blue Gage Soft Furnishings, Bobo’s Oat Bars, Bookcliff Vinyards, Boulder Philharmonic, Chiporro Sauces, Cinghiale Cycling Tours, Cure Organic Farm, Eco-Products, Ela Family Farms, Empact Bars, Fior Gelato, First Fruits Organic Farms, Food Lab, Goddess Garden, Green Belly Foods, Hope Foods, Jiva Wellness, JJ Sweets, Loredana’s Gourmet Kitchen, Morton’s Orchards, Moxie Bread Bakery, Odyssey Yoga, Ollin Farms, Opera on Tap Colorado, Pangea Organics, Seed Ranch Flavor Company, The Singing Cook, The Tea Spot, Valentich Goods, and WeeBee Farms for their generous donations.

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.

Culinary student portioning East team dish. Photo courtesy of Denver Westword.

Chef Thach Trang extruding rice noodles. Photo courtesy of Denver Westword.

Chef Steve Radzikowski, culinary student, and Chef Thach Tran cooking up a storm. Photo courtesy of Denver Westword.


The winning East team dishes

Spring mushroom chawanmushi with dashi egg cloud, black rice crisp, trout roe

Vietnamese Bún ca, yuzu miso grilled Cobia with nước chấm dressing, and fresh herbs

West team dishes

Casarecce Carbonara with nettles, cured duck egg yolk, lemon and smoked pepper

Oil-poached Cobia with mushroom fumet, morels and spring vegetables


Fifth Flatirons Food Film Festival Wrap-up

The 2017 Flatirons Food Film Festival was a smashing success! For our milestone fifth year, we had four sold-out film screenings and events, including our films about food trail blazers and events at the Rayback Collective and Via Perla.

For a first-hand report of this year’s festival, see Colin Wrenn’s article in 303 Magazine.

For more about the 2017 festival, including links to photo albums, click here.

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