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Chefs Bill Telepan, Francois Payard and More Join 2012 NYC Food Film Festival, 10/17-21

October 12
7:49 PM 2012

Chefs Bill Telepan, Francois Payard and More Join 2012 NYC Food Film Festival, 10/17-21

The nearly sold-out 6th Annual NYC Food Film Festival announced today the addition of several well-known chefs and food personalities to the Festival roster, including NYC chef Bill Telepan, pastry chef François Payard, and NYC butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter.

The Festival, taking place October 17-21, 2012 in Manhattan and Brooklyn, has also release dthe 2012 Festival trailer and announced additional details on Festival events.

New Festival Details:

· Chefs Craig Koketsu, Tadashi Ono, Francois Payard, Michael Romano and Bill Telepan will present dishes at I ♥ Japan. Sun Noodle will present Chef Keizo Shimamoto’s Ramen Experience.

· In the Raw will present the 2nd Annual Food Porn Party featuring dishes from Saxon+Parole, Dirt Candy, Brooklyn Star and David Burke Kitchen. David Burke Kitchen will present VIP Pre-Party at The Food Porn Party.

· The NYC Food Film Festival announces the addition of the Official Pre-Party for Edible Adventure #005: Sweets, Meats and Fun Buns...A Kimchi and Korean Tapas tasting presented by the Korean Food Foundation featuring Chef Hooni Kim of Danji. Prior to theatre doors opening, ticketed guests are invited to this special party within the Festival reception space next to the theatre. Beginning at 12:00 pm, Chef Kim will serve a selection of kimchis and Korean dishes. Drinks will include a special Korean Su Jung Kwa cocktail.

· Get Real will present Farm to Film to Table VIP Pre-Party Featuring Alobar, Alewife, One Mile house and Jimmys No.43, and at the event, famed NYC Butcher Jeffrey Ruhalter will breakdown a whole pig.

· The Lowcountry Oyster Roast will feature 20,000 South Carolina Oysters, plus Chef Robert Stehling of Charleston's Hominy Grill and a performance of Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken from M Shanghai (Restaurant and String Band).

The NYC Food Film Festival also announces that Akiko Moorman, Jordana Rothman, and Matt Timms have been added to the Judging Panel, along with the addition of the following new Festival partners: the Korean Food Foundation, the Roger Smith Hotel and Sun Noodle.

Some events are sold out, but tickets are still available for others, including Farm to Film to Table: Meat Your Butcher, The Food Porn Party and The Lowcountry Oyster Roast. The only way to gain access to sold out events is with a VIP Festival-Wide Pass, which are still available for purchase via deal partner Underground Eats.

In honor of the Festival, NewYorkMouth.com is now offering visitors 20 percent off all purchases site-wise. Use the code NYCFFF12.

--- OFFICIAL EVENTS OF THE 2012 NYC FOOD FILM FESTIVAL ---

Single Malt Whisky: The Islay 8
Wednesday Night, 10/17/12 (Opening Night)
Featuring the US Premiere of Whisky:?The Islay Edition, a tasting of whisky from all 8 distilleries on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, which is renowned for its single malt whiskies, and a special tasting menu by Chef Chris Rendell of Highlands Restaurant.
The Films: Whisky: The Islay Edition, The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon, Cook Book

Farm to Film to Table: Meat Your Butcher
Presented by Frei Brothers Winery and Bon Appétit
Thursday Night, 10/18/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring an evening of sustainable meat Butchering and fine organic wine from Frei Brothers Winery, the World Premiere of Meat Hooked! by Suzanne Wasserman, the meat of Fleishers and a butchering demonstration by Jeffrey Ruhalter, the original butcher of Essex Street Market. With Northern Spy Food Co. and vegetarian delights by Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy. The Films: Meat Hooked!, Farm to Table, Farmer Poet
Get Real Presents to Present Farm to Film to Table VIP Pre-Party
Featuring dishes by Alobar, Alewife, One Mile House and Jimmys No.43

I ♥ Japan
Friday Night, 10/19/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring the world premieres of New York Cooks for Tohoku with Chefs Boulud, Bouley, Payard, Romano, Telepan and more, and Ramen Dreams who’s star, Chef Keizo Shimamoto, will cook and serve his legendary ramen in the U.S. for the 1st time ever.
The Films: New York Cooks for Tohoku, Ramen Dreams, Tako NY, Sushi: Handcrafted Happiness, Kasadela Izakaya: The House That Chicken Wings Built
Chefs Craig Koketsu, Tadashi Ono, Francois Payard, Michael Romano and Bill Telepan will serve dishes from, and inspired by, the film New York Cooks for Tohoku at I ♥ Japan. Sun Noodle will present Chef Keizo Shimamoto’s Ramen Experience.

Edible Adventure #005: Sweets, Meats and Fun Buns
Saturday Afternoon, 10/20/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring Bark Dogs from Brooklyn, Hangover Buns, A Dirt Candy Surprise, Strawberry Pie and Fresh Maple Syrup Taffy!
The Films: A Taste of Home, An L.A. Pastrami Story, Artisan Baker, Bark Butter: Why Every Hot Dog Needs a Little More Pork Fat, Hangover Buns, Mexican Cuisine, Pat and Stick’s Great Big Ice Cream Sandwich Adventure, Sidesaddle Kitchen: Vegan Bakery, Sugar Shack, Brooklynography: Matt & Allison Robicelli, Wooly’s Ice: Pimping Out Mad Flavas of Taiwanese-Style Shaved Ice in New York City
VIP Pre-Party presented by the Korean Food Foundation

The Food Porn* Party and Awards Ceremony
Presented by In The Raw
Hosted by NBC’s Cat Greenleaf of Talk Stoop
Saturday Night, 10/20/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring Extreme Eats, Close-Ups, Food Burlesque and more! Eat Seattle’s Hand-Forged Top Pot Doughnuts, Brooklyn Star Pig Tails and more from Dirt Candy and Saxon+Parole. Meet Food Porn star Larry Cauldwell and enjoy a special performance by the Sundelles. Featuring Chefs Brad Farmerie, Amanda Cohen and more. The Films: 10,000 Cases, Bon Appetit, By the Fireside with Larry: The Zimlet, Deep-Fried Tofurky: A Thanksgiving Miracle, Dog Eats Dream, Food Porn, How to Make Vietnamese Coffee, The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts, The Benevolent Baker: Bacon
David Burke Kitchen to Present VIP Pre-Party at The Food Porn Party

The Lowcountry Oyster Roast (Closing Night Event)
Sunday Evening, 10/21/12, IndieScreen, Williamsburg
Featuring an Exclusive Screening of The Mud and The Blood and an all-you-can-eat Bulls Bay oyster roast. Charleston’s own Hominy Grill + Chef Robert Stehling will round out the southern coastal feast and M Shanghai String Band will perform.
The Films: The Mud and the Blood, Mickle’s Pickle, Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken and Mama Sugar’s Sweet Potato Cobbler.

The Festival has announced its Oyster Roast Table Captains. These fine culinary professionals are both handy with oyster knives and known for their unique food histories: Jacob Van Horn, George Motz, Debbie Thames, Adam Carlisle, Nellie Wu, Jimmy Carbone, Linda Lou Sarris, Jonathan Beecher Field, Peter Hoffman, Eddie Casciano, Keizo Shimamoto, Brendan Hayes and Colleen Grapes.

A full list of Official Selections can be found at thefoodfilmfestival.com/films.

NYC FOOD FILM FESTIVAL JUDGES: The NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in seven categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Film Made In New York, Best Food Porn, Food Filmmaker of the Year, and the Audience Choice Award. The Official Selections of the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of members of New York City’s food and film communities. The 2012 judges are: Edible’s Rachel Wharton, NBC’s Cat Greenleaf of Talk Stoop, Chef, TV Host and Author David Rosengarten, Lawrence Kretchmer of Bold Food, New York City Film Commissioner Katherine Oliver, Dori Begley of Magnolia Films, Akiko Moorman of Salt Hospitality, Jordana Rothman @jordanarothman and Matt Timms, creator of The Takedowns.

THE 2012 FESTIVAL VENUES
The New York Distilling Company, 79 Leonard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
AMC Village 7 Theatres, 66 3rd Avenue, East Village, Manhattan
IndieScreen 285 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The 2012 NYC Food Film Festival is produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefits the Food Bank for New York City, which will receive top tier integration throughout the Festival to remind guests that all New Yorkers deserve access to nutritious food. Additionally, a portion of Festival proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank to assist in its important work.

The NYC Food Film Festival returns to New York City for its 6th consecutive year, offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers will taste what they see on the screen, as attendees are simultaneously served the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Food Bank For New York City, the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival runs from October 17-21.

The NYC Food Film Festival has grown from an intimate food-nerd date-night destination to one of New York City’s most beloved festivals, and the largest of its kind in the world. Last year, the Food Film Festival made its 2nd trip to Chicago, where it will return this year from November 15th – 17th for the Chicago Food Film Festival. The NYC Food Film Festival was created by George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book, and mobile app, and host of Travel Channel's Burger Land, along with Harry Hawk. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival presents the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite and exotic foods on the big screen...and then serves them to the guests. The NYC Food Film Festival is co-produced by Grease Bomb LLC and Food Films America.

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Pictured: Deep-Fried Tofurky: A Thanksgiving Miracle (Dir. Jason Lam, 2012)

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