Devour! Food & Film Festival – Bite-Sized Shorts Screened Monthly

The Devour! Food & Film Festival arrives at Fogo Island from November 3-5, 2017. To help whet appetites for the weekend of food and film to come, Fogo Island Inn will be screening a short film per month in the lead-up to this cinematic celebration of all things culinary.

Devour! is the world’s largest food and film festival. With formative roots in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the festival now hosts satellite events all across Canada. An advanced tasting of the series will feature four short films and documentaries delving into various facets of the culinary world – from cod fishing in the North Atlantic, to a beginner’s exploration of the complex world of cheeses.

See what’s on the menu at Fogo Island Inn’s 37-seat in-house Cinema:

24 July to August 1: Cod-Pot Fishing Fogo (3 minutes)

Directed by Rosemary House and produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada, this short film tells the story of Aubrey & Marie Payne who have fished the wild Atlantic waters off Fogo Island – together, their entire lives.

August: Pasta Fatta a Mano (2 minutes)

This Nathan Sage-directed short follows Chef Evan Funke, who left his life behind to spend 12 hours a day, 6 days a week learning the delicate art of pasta-making.

September: Why This Road: Dan Portelance (5 minutes)

Not everyone is cut out for fame and fortune. Ben Proudfoot profiles Dan Portelance – the son of a Massachusetts fish fryer pursuing a childhood dream of culinary stardom.

October: Cheese (5 minutes)

Director Hannah Cheeseman’s comedic depiction of one young woman’s mission to turn the tables on a mouthy cheesemonger.

Films will be screened daily at 4pm and 8:45pm, prior to the award-winning documentary feature, Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, co-directed by Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight.

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