Farewell But Not Goodbye
After eight years of festivals, we are ending our annual multi-day extravaganzas of food films, film-related culinary events and discussions. Learn more about future plans.
Feast on Reel Food: The Final Meal event
On Thursday, October 20th, 7pm, we will hold one last festival-sized event to thank you – our community of donors and sponsors, individual supporters, and volunteers. Let’s celebrate the Festival’s history, service to the community, and devotion to exploring food culture together.
Join us for a special evening that will include:
- Bites of Italian food from top Boulder restaurants Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage, Basta, Big Red F Group and Jax Fish House, Farrow, and gluten-free pasta business Cappello’s with something sweet from Bread & Baklava
- A screening of The Truffle Hunters, a documentary that follows a handful of Italians who have made truffle hunting with their cherished dogs a lifelong passion
- Discussion with truffle experts Frasca Food and Wine Culinary Director Eduardo Valle Lobo, Boulder chef Antonio Laudisio, and Jake Redlener of Olympia Rare Foods moderated by Andra Zeppelin
Date: Thursday, October 20, 7-9:30 p.m.
Location: Canyon Theater of the Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Blvd. entrance)
Tickets: $25 through EventBrite
Donors include the George Lichter Family Fund, David Harwi Photographer, Andrew Calabrese, and Suzanne Prendergast.
This event is funded in part by a grant from the Boulder Arts Commission, an agency of the Boulder City Council.
Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage and Cappello’s: Cappello’s four-cheese ravioli (gluten-free) with vodka pasta sauce from Audrey Jane’s
Basta: Truffle focaccio made with Dry Storage heirloom grain flour, truffle charcuterie and cheese from Olympia Rare Foods
Jax Fish House Boulder: Smoked salmon spread on a lavosh cracker
Farow: Manzo Tonnato with shaved Buckner Ranch beef, Colorado bass tonnato, and fried capers
Bread and Baklova: Baklava
Farewell does not mean a permanent goodbye. We intend to keep exploring food culture through films, events, and speakers but periodically and on a smaller scale. The proceeds of this event and any donations will go towards sustaining the Festival organization.
Previous Festival highlights
Founded in 2012, the Flatirons Food Film Festival has held more than 127 individual events, all shining a light on our food systems. High points over the years have included:
- Showings of more than 55 feature and 119 short food films
- Discussions with speakers like culinary icons Jeremiah Tower, late Pulitzer Award-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, fermented food expert Sandor Katz, author Adrian Miller, chef Claudette Zepeda, and Bobby Stuckey of the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Frasca Wine and Food
- Innovative events like fermented food and pollinator fairs, a marijuana edible speakeasy, a children’s class on filmmaking, a presentation on molecular gastronomy, and opera performances by Opera on Tap Colorado paired with food and films
- Film-related feasts with themes like food waste, fine wine, and Palestinian, migrant, and Mexican cuisines
- Events at restaurants like Black Cat, Basta, and Jax Fish House to draw attention to issues related to organic farming, local food, and sustainability
- Film-related art exhibits curated by R Gallery + Wine Bar, food tours led by Local Table Tours, and a student film contest
- Exploration of diverse subject matter like regenerative agriculture, celebrated chefs and restaurants, new technologies like lab-grown meat, fermentation, and world cuisine
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 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, please donate.