Food Film Menu

Food Film Menu

IGCAT aims to raise awareness on food as cultural heritage and its vital role in encouraging and supporting local sustainable development in regions across the world.

The Food Film Menu has been devised by IGCAT and the Regions of Gastronomy to acknowledge and revitalise the crucial role that food and gastronomic traditions play within and across local communities around the globe. By involving different actors and fostering dialogue among sectors, the initiative aims to stimulate future sustainable growth based on local food cultures and food diversity and their promotion on the international scene. IGCAT promotes cross-sectoral and transnational cooperation with the objective to increase international visibility of regions and their gastronomic heritage.

The Food Film Menu fosters the development of food films and videos, located in the European Regions of Gastronomy and featuring regional food with the aim to:

  • Place a spotlight on Regions of Gastronomy;
  • Provide opportunities to promote local food and craft products internationally;
  • Encourage young film directors to become ambassadors for their regions.

So what is the Food Film Menu?

It is a collection of short films showcasing footage from the Regions of Gastronomy or any potential candidate region. Every year IGCAT will launch a call for videos with the theme: Shows Us Your Roots. From the projects submitted, a jury will select 10 videos to showcase and award (1) filmmaker as the Best Storyteller. The “Menu” will be published yearly on the website and on social media, highlighting each creative work and the culinary heritage story behind it.


Find out more on the Food Film Menu!

The Food Film Menu is organised by IGCAT in collaboration with:

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