UK’s only urban food film festival returns for second year

The Liverpool-grown Food For Real Film Festival – the only festival of its kind in the UK – is to return for a second annual outing from 21-24 November 2013. Curated by socially-engaged, creative food enterpriseSquash Nutrition, the festival seeks to explore the environmental, cultural and political impacts of the foods we grow, eat, waste and share in a fun and accessible way and this year has a particular focus on Food and Family.

For 4 delicious days, cinemas, eateries, gardens and even the city’s streets will play host to an interesting and eclectic programme of over 30 food-related films, documentaries, animations and shorts accompanied by a host of talks, hands-on activities and tastings for all the family. All Food For Real Film Festival events are FREE to attend.

Highlights of this year’s festival include a discussion on supermarkets with leading food journalist Joanna Blythman, a chance to watch locally made animations alongside international food features, a challenge to ‘take a walk on the wild-food side’ with an autumn forage and the opportunity to bake your own loaf and spread it with Toxteth honey!

Throughout the festival the Seed-Pod mobile street food cinema – a vintage electric milk-float, will be  humming along at a stress-free 15mph and popping up on streets across Liverpool!

Clare Owens of Squash Nutrition said:

“We are really excited about the tasty new programme of food-focussed films and activities this year’s Food for Real festival has on offer! This year it’s all about Food and Family so bring your kin and friends to take your seats at the table, to watch, discuss and savour fresh ideas around the stuff that connects us all – food. There’s a film or activity for every member of the family!

Get your free (yes free!) tickets booked soon and join us for a food adventure at brilliant venues across Liverpool. Food for Real will make you think, smile and taste better.” 

Food For Real Film Festival is funded by Liverpool City Council, Liverpool NHS, Big Lottery Local Food and Awards for All.

All events are free but booking is essential. 

Look out for festival updates at:

www.foodforreal.co.uk

www.facebook.com/FoodForRealFilmFestival

And on twitter – @FoodforRealFest