The Food Film Festival

Join us for the 

Food Film Festival

co-sponsored by 

The International Association of Culinary Professionals


The Food Film Festival is open to the public and will be held in the Salon Ballroom of the Portland Hilton located downtown on SW 6th Ave. An intriguing Q&A discussion will follow each film. A no-host bar will be available.

All showings are FREE!


8:30 p.m. Friday, April 23rd
Local Filmmaker Showcase selection
Admission: FREE!

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between good food and our health. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman, Greg Higgins and Cory Schreiber. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities. Written and directed by Robert Bates, produced by Brian Kimmel.

Running time: 67 minutes.

Attending the post-film Q&A : Brian Kimmel (Producer and Cinematographer), Greg Higgins (Chef/Owner of Higgins Restaurant & Bar), Debra Sohm Lawson (Researcher/Producer), Cory Schreiber (Chef/Oregon Dept. of Agriculture)

Moderated by: Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report

The End of the Line

7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24
International Drama/Documentary selection
Admission: FREE!

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act. The End of the Line is the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans. Filmed over two years and across the globe, The End of the Line follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans. This powerful film features top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials across the globe, from the Straits of Gibraltar to Alaska to the coasts of Senegal to the Tokyo fish market.

Running time: 90 minutes.

Attending the post-film Q&A : Dr. Ray Hilborn (UW Professor, Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences), John Foss (Coastal Rovers), Dr. Jennifer Jacquet (Ph.D. and post-doctoral researcher with the Sea Around Us Project at the UBC Fisheries Centre. Author of the blog Guilty Planet )

Moderated by: Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report

Today’s Special

10 p.m., Saturday, April 24

International comedy selection 
Admission: FREE!

In this super-feel-good foodie comedy, young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food. Directed by David Kaplan, written by Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart ) and Jonathan Bines. Starring Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Jaffrey, Jess Weixler, Naseeruddin Shah, Harish Patel, Kevin Corrigan.

Running time: 99 minutes.

Attending the post-film Q&A:  Madhur Jaffrey (Chef/Actress), Aasif Mandvi (Actor) and Nimitt Mankad (Producer)

Moderated by: Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report