Slow Food on Film is an international festival of cinema and food promoted by Slow Food and Cineteca di Bologna. Its aim is the promotion of a new critical awareness of food culture through the screening of films, short films, documentaries, and TV series focusing on food-related issues in an original way, as well as on the agricultural and food industry’s effect on society and the environment, and on gastronomic memory as a common heritage to be safeguarded.
Submissions are now being accepted–the deadline is March 15, 2008–in the following categories:
++ Shorts competition for international short films produced since 2006. Award for Best Short Film: Golden Snail and 5000 Euros.
++ Docs competition for international documentaries produced since 2006. Two prizes will be awarded: one for the best documentary and one for the best short documentary. Award for Best Documentary: Golden Snail and 5000 Euros. Award for Best Short Documentary: Golden Snail and 2000 Euros.
++ BFF – Best Food Feature: From a short list of five international feature films nominated by an academy of international professionals from the worlds of cinema and food the jury will select the best food feature film of the 2006-2007 season. Award for Best Feature Film: Golden Snail
++ Best TV Series: The Slow Food on Film festival will select and make an award to the television series (fiction or documentary) which, from the vast international offering, stands out for its aware, intelligent, and culturally appropriate representation of gastronomy. Award for Best TV series: Golden Snail.
The entry form and regulations are available in English; information on 2002, 2004, and 2006 winners is also available.