IGCAT is proud to announce the official launch of the Food Film Menu!
The creation of the Food Film Menu aims to support interactive and innovative ways of giving visibility to the food heritage of the currently awarded European Regions of Gastronomy and potential world Regions of Gastronomy. This initiative falls into the digital agenda of IGCAT´s strategy to use technology to promote and educate on cultural culinary sustainability across Europe.
The Food Film Menu will be a collection of (10) short films, selected yearly, showcasing footage from the Regions of Gastronomy or any potential candidate region. The focus of these short films will be food traditions, cultural and culinary heritage and recipes, landscapes and traditions of the regions. Filmed by local filmmakers, acting as ambassador of her/his region, the filmmaker will demonstrate her/his region’s culinary and cultural diversity. Filmmakers are encouraged to involve food producers, food education, gastronomy tourism experiences and/or arts/culture/creativity in their videos.
The selected videos from the Food Film Menu will give visibility to different actors involved in the food chain, from production to consumption, focusing on locality, sustainability and authenticity, and guarantying a cross-collaboration and dialogue with the audio-visual and the creative sectors.Open Call for Submissions 2019
About the European Region of Gastronomy
Candidate and awarded Regions of Gastronomy from Europe, guided by IGCAT, are working together to raise awareness about the importance of their cultural and food uniqueness and share the long-term aim to: promote a better quality of life in European regions; highlight distinctive food cultures; educate for better health and sustainability; nurture creativity; improve tourism standards; and stimulate gastronomic innovation.
IGCAT is a non-profit institute established in 2012, working with regional stakeholder consortiums in the fields of gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. It counts on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts and works in partnership with specialised intergovernmental organisations.
IGCAT aims to empower local communities by guiding, facilitating, and supporting leaders in regions to understand the potential of their distinct food, culture, arts and sustainable tourism assets.
IGCAT provides the Region of Gastronomy Award and is the official secretariat for the European Region of Gastronomy Platform. Furthermore, the Institute has developed the European Young Chef Award the Local Food Gift Challenge, the Top Visitor Experience and the Food Film Menu project.