Eat My Shorts: Real Food Films

 At Eat Drink Films we are delighted to serve as a Media Partner for this year’s Real Food Films Contest, a competition where in the past two years, more than 300 filmmakers from around the world have entered the world’s largest short-films competition for films on food, farming and sustainability.

Siqi Song, director

At Food Day/Film Day on October 24, we screened several past winners and are pleased to offer a sampling here. Each is about four minutes long.

The Oyster Men

Peter Crosby, director

At Needle Point

Directed by Jamie DeWolf, written and performed by Ivori Holson.

Lens 4Recently Real Food Media announced the launch of its third-annual contest with a call for submissions of super-short films on underreported issues, unique change-makers and creative solutions to foster a broad, public conversation about solving our global food system’s most intractable problems – from hunger to diet-related illnesses to environmental crises.

There is Only Coffee

Created by Perennial Plate; Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, directors


Dustin Hughes, director

Daniel KleinDetails about guidelines can be found at Submissions are due by March 1, 2016 at 9 p.m. PST/12 midnight EST.

The top 10 finalist films will be announced April 1, 2016. Awards include a $5,000 grand prize, $2,000 for runner-up, and special awards for Best Cinematography, Underreported Issue, Food Producer Profile, Innovative Initiative and Animation. Media partners include film festivals and online video platform, Vimeo, bringing wide distribution opportunities for films and valuable networks for filmmakers.

Our Life is Work

Interviews, image, and edit by Luke McKinley. Soundtrack by Jonathan Haidle. Made in solidarity with Community to Community Development and Familias Unidas Por La Justicia.

We can’t wait to see the stories and narratives that are submitted. We encourage you and your friends to apply, regardless of past filmmaking experience, and embrace this opportunity to make changes in our food system – and have some fun while you’re at it!

Complete details.

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