Slow Food Film Festival / Vancouver and Gulf Islands

March 4, 2009

If you’re on the Island this weekend, try to fit in the 1st annual Slow Food Film Fest, presented by Slow Food Vancouver & Gulf Islands.

From the website:

About Slow Food

Our philosophy

We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and
consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food,
tradition and culture that make this pleasure possible. Our movement is
founded upon this concept of eco-gastronomy – a recognition of the
strong connections between plate and planet.

Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. We believe that the food we eat
should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does
not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food
producers should receive fair compensation for their work.

We consider ourselves co-producers, not consumers, because by being
informed about how our food is produced and actively supporting those
who produce it, we become a part of and a partner in the production
process.

Slow Food is an international member-supported organization that has
developed many structural entities to help realize its projects.

Our 85,000 members are involved in over 1,000 convivia – our local chapters – worldwide.

Slow Food Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands

Slow
Food is also about conviviality, about rediscovering the pleasures of
the table such and the social aspects of food. Local Slow Food
associations are known as Convivia in recognition of this fundamental
principle.

Today Slow Food has more than 85,000 members in 130 countries.

The Slow Food Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands Convivium works to supports farmers, breeders and artisan food producers to link with the consumer. We work towards safeguarding our right to food sovereignty. We also encourage a sustainable model of agrifood production and promotes collaboration between producers, cooks and the general public to change the way food is produced today. We promote buying local products as much as we can and share them with others through tasting seminars, dinners, educational events and try to learn and enjoy the great products we have on the Island.

We are a membership based organization and rely entirely on the ongoing
support of our members. If you believe as we do, in the concept of
Good, Clean and Fair food, we encourage you to become a member.

Nick Versteeg & Diane Andiel

About the festival:

Tickets are on sale now.

There are three types of ticket available:

$75 Full Festival Pass

Full access to the Film Fest annd all screenings. Ticket includes:

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Starting at 6:30 pm. Opening Night Cocktail Reception, including a special
premiere screening of “Island on the Edge” with a discussion panel to
follow with the film-makers.

Saturday, November 15th, 2008
9am to 4pm. Access to all films, including luncheon and breaks.

$25 Friday Premiere

Ticket includes:

Friday, November 14th, 2008
Starting at 6:30 pm. Opening Night Cocktail Reception, including a special
premiere screening of “Island on the Edge” at 8pm and a discussion
panel to follow with the film-makers.

$60 Saturday Pass

Ticket includes:

Saturday, November 15th, 2008
9am to 4pm. Access to all films, including luncheon and breaks.

$5 Student Screenning of “Island on the Edge”

Date TBA
A special 10pm screening for students only.

$35 Student Festival Ticket

Saturday, November 15th, 2008
9am to 4pm. Access to all films, including luncheon and breaks.

Where to get tickets

In Victoria

Visit Plenty Epicurean Pantry at 1034 Fort Street, Victoria, BC. [Fort Street between Vancouver and Cook Streets] [Map].

In Cowichan

Visit Hilary’s Artisan Cheese at 1737 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC. [Map].

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