Festival Fundraiser Saturday October 10th
On Saturday, October 10th, the Flatirons Food Film Festival will hold a two-part film preview and fundraiser in partnership with First Nations Development Institute , College of Media, Communication and Information at CU-Boulder (CMCI), and Slow Food Boulder County. This event centers around Gather, a documentary about a growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems.
- 5:30-6:30pm: Chef’s demo with Ben Jacobs and Matt Chandra of Tocabe, a Native American eatery
- 7pm: Gather viewing followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with director Sanjay Rawal, film participants Sammy Gensaw of the Yurok Tribe, Twila Cassadore of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, and Jackie Francke of First Nations Development Institute
- Tocabe takeout dinners will be available for viewers to pre-order and eat while watching the movie.
We are using the Eventive film, livestream, and ticketing platform for this event. See our New Online Experience for more information.
Upcoming Flatirons Food Film Festival Plans
The eighth Flatirons Food Film Festival is moving from its previously announced dates of October 8-11, 2020 to January 28-February 5, 2021. (The ninth Festival will take place in Fall 2021.)
As a virtual Festival that viewers can attend while safe and warm at home, the festival intends to brighten the dreariness of winter with 10 feature films, three short films programs, discussions, culinary events, and more. This virtual festival will highlight indigenous and underrepresented food cultures with films about:
- Mayan coffee growers
- Underprivileged aspiring Bolivian chefs
- Native Americans reclaiming their culinary heritage
- Cacao growers in the Peruvian Amazon
- Black American foodways
Other topics include Evan Funke, a master of handmade pasta; a high-tech company growing meat from meat cells; Francois Vatel, master chef, entertainment producer, and steward during the time of King Louis XIV; and an Australian dynamo who pivoted from high-powered corporate event planning to social activism by founding and running a globally influential food waste nonprofit organization.
In addition to its speakers and culinary events, this year’s Festival will continue last year’s new features: a lecture series, a visual art collaboration, and multiple films and events showing concurrently. Using the Eventive Virtual film platform, viewers can tune into and participate in live events or watch the recorded versions later at their leisure over multiple days. With this new functionality, extending the Festival to an unprecedented eight days will give viewers a chance to watch more of what interests them.
New Online Experience
We are now using the Eventive Virtual Festival film and livestream platform to present and provide ticketing for our virtual events, including our January 28‑February 5th Festival. Eventive provides an online experience that integrates pre-recorded and live content; you will not have to access films and Zoom manually. You can access Eventive through your computer, iPad, iPhone, and television if you have an Apple TV, Chromecast (3rd gen or later), or a smart TV enabled with AirPlay or Chromecast. Click the FAQs button for more information on using and troubleshooting Eventive. You can also see Eventive help.
Support the Festival
“Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.” – Anthony Bourdain
Help the Flatirons Food Film Festival thrive by making a donation. As a nonprofit, our mission is to provide a learning and entertaining experience for everyone at an affordable price. If you find that valuable and would like to fund our eighth Festival, please donate.
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