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.
The Festival itself takes place on May 6-10, 2009 in Bologna, Italy. Submissions are now being accepted in the following categories:
- Shorts competition for international short films. Award for Best Short Film: Golden Snail and 5000 Euros.
- Docs competition for international documentaries. 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.
- Best Food Feature: From a short list (between three and seven) of international feature films. 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 that stands out for its aware, intelligent, and culturally appropriate representation of gastronomy. Award for Best TV series: Golden Snail.
Entries must be received by March 1, 2009. Entry forms are available online, as are the rules for submitting entries for consideration; additional information about the criteria for each category, 2008 award winners, is also available on the Slow Food on Film website.