If you like food and film, this is for you. This year’s eight-day long, Flatirons Food Film Festival from January 28 through February 5 is setting a new precedent for virtual events. The food-centered films include 10 feature films and three short film programs, speakers, delicious food to enjoy at home, discussions, and more. This year’s focus celebrates Indigenous and Black American foodways, and shines a spotlight on today’s food crises.
While tickets to view individual films run from $10 to $12, you will find a number of FREE and pay-what-you-can events. These include:
Saturday, January 30
Puppet-Making for Everyone. 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Taught by Master Puppet-Maker Cory Gilstrap of the Denver School of the Arts, this FREE class for kids ages 4-and-up (and parents who want to join in on the fun!) teaches kids how to make sock puppet. There are also two short films, Michael Jackson – Thriller (Sock Puppet Parody) and Sock Puppet Film Noir. Food items are among the recommended puppet-making materials. Click here for info and to view.
Sunday, January 31
Short Films: CONNECTIONS AND TRANSFORMATION. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Seven submitted films, including those of 2020 Colorado Student Film Contest winners Omri Dayan and Leilani Osmundson, explore food matters of the heart and mind. Pay what you can. Go here for info and to watch.
Metro Denver Food Waste Organizations presentation and Q&A. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. FREE. The U.S. ranks the highest in worldwide food waste. Learn how UpRoot Colorado, Boulder Food Rescue, the Boulder Food Project of the Boulder Valley School District, and the City and County of Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency alleviate food waste. Go here for info and to participate.
Monday, February 1
Local Restaurants and the Pandemic Discussion. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Industry leaders will discuss the present and future of Colorado restaurants struggling to survive with Caroline Glover of Annette, Dana Query of Big Red F, Jimmy Seidel of Snarf’s Sandwiches, and Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food and Wine. Pay what you can. Click here for info and to participate.
Wednesday, February 3
Food Geeks Trivia Night! Home Edition. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun game night with the Flatirons Food Film Festival’s first-ever trivia night led by special host Kuvy Ax of ROOT Marketing and PR. Viewers will get tested on their knowledge of food and film. FREE. Click here for more info and to unlock your free ticket.
If you are interested in viewing any of the Festival films, individual tickets, passes and ticket packs are available here.