The Liverpool 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 social food enterprise Squash Nutrition, the festival seeks to explore the environmental, cultural and political impacts of the foods we grow, eat, waste and share. This year, the focus is on Food and Family.
Over four days, cinemas, eateries, gardens and the city’s streets will play host to a programme of over 30 food-related films – documentaries, animations and shorts – accompanied by talks, hands-on activities and tastings for all the family. All events at the Food For Real Film Festival events are free to attend.
Highlights of this year’s festival include a discussion on supermarkets with 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 bread and spread it with Toxteth honey.
Throughout the festival the Seed-Pod mobile street food cinema – a converted vintage electric milk-float – will be cruising the city streets at a top speed of 15mph.
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 kids 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”
Food For Real Film Festival is funded by Liverpool City Council, Liverpool NHS, Big Lottery Local Food and Awards for All.
For the full programme and information visit www.foodforreal.co.uk