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Sacramento Food Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions and 2017 Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOOD LITERACY CENTER’S FIFTH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO FOOD FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND 2017 DATES, APRIL 1 – APRIL 8

August 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA – August 19, 2016 – Food Literacy Center will hold its fifth annual Sacramento Food Film Festival on April 1 – 8, 2017 at venues throughout Sacramento. Today, Food Literacy Center announced a call for submissions of educational films and documentaries that capture the vast array of topics surrounding food.

The Sacramento Food Film Festival fosters a space for creative narratives and engaging entertainment that celebrate and explore all sections of the food system and the food-related experiences of those all over the world. The goal of the festival is to spark dialog about the challenges and opportunities associated with our food system, as well as the importance of food literacy education.

“As one of only twelve other food film festivals in the country, ours is uniquely positioned in California’s state capital to create action around important food system issues,” said Food Literacy Center’s founding executive director, Amber Stott. “As we teach healthy habits to our kids, we are simultaneously working to build the kind of community that supports their healthy choices.”

Submissions for short films must be ten minutes or less, spoken or subtitled in English. The films should innovatively illustrate our food system’s joy and desire for healthy food and lasting change. Language and content must be acceptable for all ages.

Deadlines to submit films for the 2017 Sacramento Food Film Festival are as follows:

  • August 26, 2017: SUBISSIONS OPEN
  • January 13, 2017: OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE for full-length films
  • February 17, 2017: OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE for short films

Information regarding the eligibility, rules and regulations for the 2017 Sacramento Food Film Festival will available at http://www.foodliteracycenter.org/post/2017-sacramento-food-film-festival-submission-information. Any questions concerning submissions may be directed to Melissa Granville at foodfilms@foodliteracycenter.org or (916) 476-4766.

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ABOUT THE SACRAMENTO FOOD FILM FESTIVAL

The Sacramento Food Film Festival is a 8-day celebration of food, films and fun! Created in 2012, the Sacramento Food Film Festival was founded on the notion to educate the public about the current food system and inspire positive change. Most films surrounding food issues are often not featured in traditional theaters. Thus, the festival strives to bring the community’s attention to these films and issues whilst pairing them with food, fun and activism.

In 2016, with 52 volunteers and 94 partners, the Sacramento Food Film Festival had 865 attendees and raised $46,645 (net). The funds of the event go towards helping Food Literacy Center reach more low-income kids with cooking and nutrition classes.

ABOUT FOOD LITERACY CENTER

Food Literacy Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) established in 2011 in Sacramento, California, with the mission of inspiring kids to eat their vegetables. The organization provides low-income elementary children with after school programming at 8+ schools throughout the Sacramento County Unified School District that teaches cooking and nutrition to improve health, economy and the environment. For more information about Food Literacy Center, visit http://www.foodliteracycenter.org/

PRESS CONTACTS:

Food Literacy Center:

Melissa Granville, Community Partnerships Director, (316) 680-3721, melissa@foodliteracycenter.org

Amber Stott, Founding Executive Director, (916) 873-2025, amber@foodliteracycenter.org

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