The Flatirons Food Film Festival is an annual multi-day feast celebrating exceptional culinary cinema. The events take place in Boulder, Colorado, a city known as the epicenter of the natural foods industry and locus of the American craft brewing renaissance. The festival includes film showings, expert speakers, discussions, and food and beverage events. It takes place mostly in downtown Boulder venues, such as the Canyon Theater of the Boulder Public Library. However, we also screen some films on the CU-Boulder campus in conjunction with the International Film Series.
Festival Founder and Director
The Flatirons Food Film Festival is the initiative of film and culinary buff Julia Joun. Her twin passions for film and the wide-ranging world of food motivated her to create and run the festival.
The festival is a year-round endeavor for Julia. She’s constantly sniffing out food films and researching print and Web articles about the many aspects of gastronomy. If you see her around town, say hello.
We made Julia tell us what led her to take this on and why she is so passionate about both food and films. Check out her story.
You can contact Julia through our contact page.
The Flatirons Food Film board consists of the following individuals, who are well-versed in film, gastronomy, and much more.
- Gregory Bair-Caruso is a Culinary R&D Technologist, specializing in frozen food, for Boulder Brands.
- Jane Roach is Owner and Consultant of Chandra Services, LLC, which provides accounting, bookkeeping, and consulting services to small business owners.
- Jean Wallace is Executive Director of Sales for Colorado Spice Company and Director of Human Resource at American Outdoor Products.
- Jill C. Brooke is a film curator, producer, and promoter with over 20 years of film festival experience
- Josh Dinar is the Publisher of DiningOut Magazines.
- Kaye Berman is is a former chef and catering company owner who is now Development Director for the Animals Asia Foundation.
- Nicolle Thompson is Director of Marketing at the Renegade Brewing Company.
- Pablo Kjolseth is Director of the International Film Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
- Soraya Smith is Recipe Development Chef at American Outdoor Products.
- Suzanne Prendergast is an instructor at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and owner of a small local catering company.
The Flatirons Food Film Festival advisory board consists of the following former festival board members, who have agreed to lend their expertise.
- Dan Hayward is owner and operator of Savory Spice Shop – Boulder.
- Dana Faulk Query is President and Principal of Mable & Chung, a restaurant consulting and marketing firm.
- Eric Skokan is Chef and Owner of Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro and Bramble and Hare in Boulder and owner and chief farmer of Black Cat Farm.
- Eve Orenstein is Director of Opera on Tap Colorado and Founder and Director of Mile High Swappers.
- Kelly Whitaker is Chef and Co-owner of Basta in Boulder.
- Kuvy Ax is Founder and Owner of ROOT PR, a public relations and marketing company oriented to the food and beverage industries.
- Megan Bucholz is the founder and operator of Local Table Tours, which offers guided culinary tours of Boulder and Denver.
- Ramon Diaz founded and directed the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for five years and works as an event planner for several Boulder organizations.
- Willow King is Co-founder and Owner of Ozuké, a company that specializes in probiotic fermented pickled vegetables.
Festival Public Relations
ROOT PR handles public relations for the Flatirons Food Film Festival. It specializes in strategic communications, traditional public relations, social media, and special events for the food and beverage industries.