Four and a half years ago I had a small idea. Have a film festival for all the food documentaries that I never seemed to catch in Sacramento. At the time I figured I would need funding, so if I could get one big sponsor to say it was a good idea, I would pursue. Luckily my friends at Whole Foods Sacramento and they agreed to sponsor. That first year was one day's worth of films and I pretty much handled the entire thing on my own.
This will be year four for the festival and it's been growing every year. So much so that it's gotten beyond my capabilities. That's why this year I donated the festival to the Food Literacy Center.
It's a perfect match. The Food Literacy Center is all about educating children on how to eat healthy, including vegetables. The film festival was all about watching food documentaries that would help us to understand the politics of food today so we can make better choices as well.
It's my pleasure to give it to Amber Stott's group because I know that they will not only keep it going, but will use the funds to keep growing their own efforts to be statewide.
So what is planned for this year? LOTS! You can get full details at Sacfoodfilmfest.com, but the festival will have 11 events over 11 days. Whoa!
I'm especially excited for the Chinese dinner with Frank Fat's with the showing of Soul of the Banquet. I also look forward to seeing the hot food documentary for the year, Food Chains. And then I happen to love Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Those are only a few choices. Check out the events and buy your tickets now. Many will sell out, so you don't want to miss your chance to get a ticket and support a great cause - food education of children.
Buy tickets here.