Food Film Menu

FOOD FILM MENU 2021

BEST EUROPEAN FILM OVERALL

BEST POTENTIAL WORLD REGION OF GASTRONOMY FILM

Winner of the category:
FOOD-RELATED VISITOR EXPERIENCES OR FOOD GIFTS FROM THE REGIONS OF GASTRONOMY

Winner of the category:
CANDIDATE WORLD REGIONS OF GASTRONOMY
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A FOOD AND LOVE STORY

TASTE OF AL-HASA

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022

A food and love story is the first gastronomic short film made in Menorca, a fictional story from the 90’s to the present day, which tells the story of so many Menorcan children, who interact and make friends with tourists on the island showing how people live and eat in Menorca. In this case, we wanted to tell the story of a child who has the dream of being a chef. One summer, he meets a foreign little girl with whom he makes great friends but who returns home once the holidays are over. Years later, life makes them match again and they meet again.

CREDITS

BENDITO FILMS

Director:
Gilbert Gonzalez

Screenplay:
Laura Tresserras and Gilbert Gonzalez

Production:
Paula Gonzalez and Imma Mas

Photography Direction:
Gilbert Gonzalez

Lighting and Assistant Camera:
Pablo Gonzalez

Sound engineer and sound post-production:
Martí Palma

Editing:
Laura Tresserras

Color post-production:
Martín Basilio

Original music:
Francesc Catalan

Makeup and hairdressing:
Paula Gonzalez

Coach actors:
Imma Mas

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Saudi Arabia

Tales of Arabian people traditions, and a journey through Saudi’s prominent palm trees destination and its unique culture and flavors! Glimpses into its rich agriculture, special bread bakeries, nuts roasteries, and the making of other signature dishes of Al Ahsa.

CREDITS

Production Company:
Merak Media Production

Producer:
Ali Al Rashdi

Executive Producer:
Majeed Hattaf

Creative Director:
Ahmed Eid

Director:
Mohammed Baqer

Production Manager:
Mansour Saeed

Director of Photography:
Basam Al Sharaabi

Editing:
Manour Asad

Coloring:
Mahmoud Al Nasr

Cast Manager:
Mohammad Al Shawaf

Music Producer:
Mohammed Al Juraibi

Producer:
Saudi – Welcome to Arabia (Saudi Tourism Authority)

Chief Marketing Officer:
Margie Whitehouse

VP of Marketing:
Mohammad Al Modhayan

Communication Advisor:
Raad Al Khanbashi

Project Manager:
Emran Al Raei

2ND BEST EUROPEAN FILM

3RD BEST EUROPEAN FILM

Winner of the category:
FOOD AND SUSTAINABILITY

Winner of the category:
HISTORICAL FOOD ROUTES

TRONDHEIM – TRØNDELAG NEW HORISONS

SAVONIAN SECRET #TASTESAVO

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Trondheim-Trøndelag, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2022

Trondheim region has an amazing diversity in terroir, from the coast, mountains, forests and farm lands. The table is set. Meet some of the extraordinary people behind Trondheim’s food scene, from established Michelin restaurateurs, to food producers and up and coming chef protégés.

CREDITS

BERRE Communications Agency

Director and editor:
Jørgen Hatmyr

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Kuopio, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2020 – 2021

There is a gastronomical region in Lakeland, Finland, that only a few really know. North Savo – a secret worth exploring. What makes this secret worth searching for? What makes savonians and this area unique? Here people live along with the rhythm of nature. They work for themselves and for their loved ones. North Savo is a treasure chamber with the soil as a floor and the sky as a roof. Welcome to feast at the savonian table. #tastesavo

CREDITS

Director:
Samuli Hahl

Writer:
Samuli Hahl

Producer:
Jouni Räsänen

Key Cast:
Various North Savonian Farmers “as themselves “

Winner of the category:
EUROPEAN REGIONS OF GASTRONOMY

Winner of the category:
EUROPEAN YOUNG CHEFS

HAUTS-DE-FRANCE: EUROPEAN REGION OF GASTRONOMY

KEEPING MINHO’S HOME

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2023

Colourful, tasty, joyful… : the gastronomy of Hauts-de-France cultivates the diversity of its flavours, know-hows and terroirs and a state of mind which have earned it to become the first French region to be labeled European Region of Gastronomy 2023. A candidature submitted under the sponsorship of Alexandre Gauthier, two-Michelin-starred-chef at La Grenouillère (Michelin 2021).

Through those who make the gastronomy of Hauts-de-France, this film shows the commitment of an entire sector dedicated to “eating better.” Chefs, artisans and producers embody innovation but also reinvented tradition, talent, energy, enthusiasm, and the values ​​of hospitality and sharing forever dear to the people of Hauts-de-France. They tell us about the passion that drives them, and their love for their region in a sincere and moving way.

A land that’s likely to have a soothing effect on those that visit, the Hauts-de-France region also calls for well-being on the plate. Producers and chefs are bringing local, “home-made” and “seasonal” produce to the menu, with all the generosity of “people from the north” of France. From gourmet restaurants to authentic taverns, trendy tables to country bistros, you eat as you live here: well with yourself, with others and with the planet!

This film symbolises the “art of taking care” that is very dear to people of Hauts-de-France region, making the beautiful values ​​of inclusive and eco-responsible gastronomy shine through.

CREDITS

Director:
Resonance Films (Project manager: Sébastien Eugène; Artistic Director / Cameraman: Maxime Pannetier; Director of Photography: Antoine Rousé)

Producers:
Hauts-de-France Regional Tourism and Convention Board
Campus of hospitality Trade Qualifications of Excellence – Hauts-de-France

Writers:
Hauts-de-France Regional Tourism and Convention Board
Campus of hospitality Trade Qualifications of Excellence – Hauts-de-France
Resonance Films

Key Cast:
Alexandre Gauthier (La Grenouillère)
Florent Ladeyn (Bloempot)
Sébastien Porquet (Le Saltimbanque/L’Auberge du Moulin)
Lucas Vannier (Château de Courcelles)
Marie Lohez (Le Tandem)
Jacques Grand (Auberge du Clocher Chez Jacko)
Romain Olivier
François Evrard
Adèle Bayard
Laurent Cnudde

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Minho, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2016

With his dish Mantença do lar do Minhoto (Keeping Minho’s home), Rui Pedro Meira was elected winner of the Minho Young Chef Awards (MYCA) and gained his place as finalist to the European Young Chef Award 2019.

CREDITS

Producer/director:
Martin Dale

Winner of the category:
ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD

Winner of the category:
NEW FOOD TRENDS

TASTE US BY ROCA BROTHERS

SLOVENIAN GASTRONOMY YOU CAN’T SPELL SLOVENIA WITHOUT LOVE

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Catalonia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2016

What does Catalonia taste like? by Celler de Can Roca Catalonia tastes like its landscape; the Ebre river, Empordà and the Pyrenees,… that are so inspiring

CREDITS

Catalan Tourist Board

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Slovenia, European Region of Gastronomy awarded 2021

New video highlights Slovenia’s green gastronomy as one of the key reasons to visit.
As Slovenia reopens again to tourists, the country has unveiled a new ‘green gastronomy’ video that offers an insight into why it is the perfect choice for a culinary adventure holiday. It also explores the close connection between first time Michelin stars awarded chefs, producers and the natural world that has led to Slovenia having been named European Region of Gastronomy 2021.

Slovenia: Europe’s Most Exciting New Culinary Capital – As the new video showcases, the unique advantage of Slovenian chefs is their privileged access to local ingredients. Slovenian culinary philosophy is based on the principle ‘from the garden to table’ and this is reflected in the close relationships between chefs and local producers, as well as the deep connections between Slovenian landscapes and traditional culinary experiences. It is these close relationships, as well as a dedication to sustainability in all areas, that have led to Slovenia having been named European Region of Gastronomy 2021 as well as being recognised as one of Europe’s most exciting new culinary capitals.

A unique insight into Slovenian gastronomy – Through the video, viewers will get to know the character and life of all six owners of a coveted Michelin star (Hiša Franko, two Michelin star Restaurant, Hiša Denk, Atelje Restaurant, Vila Podvin, Dam Restaurant and Gostilna pri Lojzetu, all one Michelin star Restaurants), and explore how their relationships with local producers help define and inspire their world class culinary creations. Chefs Ana Roš, Gregor Vračko, Jorg Zupan, Uroš Štefelin, Uroš Fakuč and Tomaž Kavčič are all presented in the video with the opportunity for viewers to share their vision, dedicated work, passion and love for food and the environment.

Of course, no video about Slovenia would be complete without a look at the unspoiled nature and environment that helps create such a variety of unique local ingredients. It also includes a look at Slovenia’s award-winning winemakers, who are now being recognised by experts such as Decanter magazine as some of the best in the world.

The video was created in collaboration with the Slovenian Tourist Board with renowned National Geographic photographer and director Ciril Jazbec, internationally renowned director of photography Sven Pepeonik and food stylist Gruša Zorn.

The video was an instant huge success all over the media and also got it’s first international award – Best International Video Promoting a Tourism Product FITUR 2021

CREDITS

Director:
Ciril Jazbec

Writer:
Katarina Jazbec

Producer:
Klemen Skubic

Slovenian Tourism Board:
Tina Sračnjek
Ana Savšek

Winner of the category:
CANDIDATE WORLD REGIONS OF GASTRONOMY
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PALATE PLANET

SYNOPSIS

Short film from Thailand

While the world is struggling to survive the catastrophe, many are debating about the unknown future. In this little town “Samut Songkhram”, many hands put together just wanting to have a peaceful co-existence with their nature. Unique eco-system was given by its geographical location, where the river flows through the open sea. There will always be certain period of time in the day where the sea water and river stream merge. All raised farms or orchards are adapted to this natural system. This smallest town in Thailand with a size of only 416.7 SQKM, has nurtured food supply for the entire country. Thai food needs their produces of basic and vital ingredients, coconut sugar, coconut, shrimp, or krill paste, fish source, and sea salt. With their rich soil, this is the best place for super sweet pomelo and lychee. Not many people know that they have been fed by Samut Songkhram’s people.

This documentary film manifests a simple daily life that is in danger because of the fast-changing pace of urbanisation. Current food security narratives must re-look at the traditions developed over centuries forming the vital ‘DNA’ of food cultures and how local people learn, adapt, and simply just listen to nature.

CREDITS

Produced by:
#homemadefilm
The film was produced as part of the research project “storytelling to enhance competitiveness”

Director:
Nisa “Nok” Kongsri and Kidsadakon “Tomchill” Sukmool

Executive Producer:
Jutamas (Jan) Wisansing

Key casts:
The people of Samut Songkhram, Thailand

OUR JURY

The category winners of the Food Film Menu 2021 have been selected by an international jury of experts:

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Oda Moen Tjørstad

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