Filmmakers from India, Australia, France, USA and the UK were the winners of five coveted Golden Tine Awards as the sixth edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest came to a close in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The Chop, Strudel Sisters, Sunday Lunch (Le repas dominical), The Trap, and Sour Grapes were selected from over 85 contenders from around the globe – each featured throughout the five-day festival.
“This year we presented our largest film program to date, both in quality and quantity,” says Michael Howell, executive director of Devour! “We are thrilled to present each of our winners with this year’s Golden Tine Awards. Each of them should be very proud of their achievements.”
Lewis Rose received the Golden Tine Award in the Best Short Drama category for his short film, The Chop, which explores the story of a Jewish butcher who leaves his father’s kosher shop to work for the halal competition; Best Short Documentary went to Peter Hegedus and Jaina Kalifa’s Strudel Sisters which outlines the lives of two sisters who bake some of the most heart-warming strudels available; Best Animation went to Céline Devaux’s Sunday Lunch (Le repas dominical), a short film about how a young gay man and his dysfunctional family functions during dinner; The Trap, directed by Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair, won Best Feature Drama for the story of Kuttappayi and his grandfather raising flocks of ducks in southern India’s vast flooded fields; and Jerry Rothwell and Reuben Atlas’ Sour Grapes won Best Feature Documentary for the compelling story of the charismatic Rudy Kurniawan and his ability to make all the right moves in the world of wine. Honorable mentions include John Fortson’s Rated (Best Short Drama), Sol Friedman’s Bacon and God’s Wrath (Best Short Documentary), Robin Noorda and Bethany de Forest’s Red-end and the Factory Plant (Best Animation), Jérôme Le Maire’s First Growth (Best Feature Drama) and Benthe Forrer’s The Chocolate Case (Best Feature Documentary).
For the second year in a row, the announcement of the Nourish Nova Scotia Youth Food & Film Challenge winner. Earlier this year, Devour! and Nourish Nova Scotia teamed up to invite children and youth of all ages to make a short film about food literacy. Presented by L’Acadie Vineyards’ Bruce Ewert and Pauline Scott, Jasmine Metzler and Taylor MacDonald took home the $500.00 prize for their film, The Food Waste Tax Credit. This will be used to support a healthy eating initiative in their school/community.