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A new film and food festival set to come to Woodbridge

News ArticleA new film and food festival set to come to Woodbridge

A new festival is coming to Woodbridge this autumn courtesy of The Riverside Theatre and Restaurant.

Film Feast Suffolk will take place from the 5th to the 7th October 2018 as a fringe event of the highly celebrated, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival.

The festival will showcase feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, all on the subject of food and drink.

Screenings will take place at The Riverside and partner cafés – The Fire Station, Honey & Harvey and The Tea Hut.

At the end of each day a meal will be recreated from one of the feature films at our partner restaurants – The Riverside, The Galley and The Table.

The festival is sponsored by the East of England Co-Op, an organisation that works in partnership with over 100 local suppliers who stock stores with thousands of products through their “Sourced Locally” initiative.

Park Circus, the world’s leading sales agency and distribution company, is the festival partner and they have responsibility for a catalogue of more than 25,000 films from Hollywood to British films to independents and World Cinema.

In addition to screenings, there will also be a Food-for-Thought panel assembled to discuss the important issue of food waste, following a screening of the documentary, WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE.

The panel will be made up of individuals already involved in tackling this issue in our region, what is currently being done and what the future holds.

Multi-award winning local baker, David Wright, of The Cake Shop will also be doing a baking or cooking demonstration live on stage.

Special guests for the festival include Oscar winning Hollywood director, Alexander Payne, who will introduce a screening of his film, SIDEWAYS, followed by wine tasting and multi-award winning director, Mike Leigh.

Film critic and broadcaster Nigel Floyd will also be on hand to introduce a film.

The main event will be held in October. There are further smaller events planned for the summer in the lead up to the festival:

These include:

  • A Twin Peaks themed night with coffee, doughnuts and cherry pie, Twin Peaks Quiz and music from the series and film to be hosted at The Fire Station café in town
  • The film CHEF will screen at Honey & Harvey café in town, and Cuban street food will be prepared to tie-in with the film’s food them