Sacramento Food Film Festival

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Sat, April 21 2018
Various Locations
Midtown, Downtown & Beyond
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April 11-21, 2018

Created in 2012, the Sacramento Food Film Festival was born from the idea that we must educate the public about our food system, and work collaboratively to create positive change. We seek to bring educational films to our region that are otherwise ignored by traditional theaters – and to create a community dialogue to improve food literacy and invoke action to improve our food system.

Sacramento Food Film Festival Schedule

Opening Night Film Screening – SOLD OUT! Lucca Restaurant & Bar



Location: Lucca Restaurant & Bar, 1615 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Film: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste – Nari Kye & Anna Chai

Your general admission ticket gets you into the event at 6 p.m. This includes all courses and an intimate dining experience while you watch the film. Additional wine pairing available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Food Literacy Center.

Please note: Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Saturday Night Shorts Colonial Theatre

The Sacramento Food Film Festival celebrates food and drink paired with films about our food system. This year’s Saturday Night Shorts event features an all-star cast of chefs pairing bites with short food films from America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital!



  • Early Bird $40.00 – SOLD OUT
  • General Admission $50.00
  • VIPea $75.00 – SOLD OUT
  • General Admission at Door $60 (Prices go up April 1 at 5pm)

Location: Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95820

Films: Short Film Contest Winners

  • Super Veggies – The Superha Family
  • Hand Picked – Casey Toth
  • Tuka – Ian Midgley
  • Operation Apple – Giselle Kennedy
  • Food City: Feast of the Five Boroughs: Lars Fuchs & Matthew Fleischmann
  • Camelina – Lucas Bryce


  • Ernesto Delgado, Mayahuel
  • Edward Martinez, Milk Money
  • Brenda Ruiz, GEO Academy at Grant High School
  • Cesar Cienfuegos, UCD
  • Whole Foods Catering

At Saturday Night Shorts, you’ll get:

  • 5-7 small plates/bites prepared by some of the Sacramento region’s best chefs
  • Beer and wine available for purchase

Upgrade your experience! Go VIPea! Tickets include:

  • Swag bag
  • 1 free drink
  • Reserved VIPea seating
  • Exclusive free small plates/bites during pre-party
  • In-seat wait service (drinks for purchase)

All proceeds from this event will benefit Food Literacy Center.

Please note: Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Parking is limited. We recommend carpooling. We are unable to accommodate special diets.

Broccoli HQ night Leataata Floyd Elementary School

The Sacramento Food Film Festival celebrates food and drink paired with films about our food system. On April 21, community leaders will gather for the first public experience on the future Broccoli HQ site. The evening will showcase the architectural drawings and the project’s designers will share their plans. This year’s Finale event features small plates and bites from an all-star cast of local chefs, a “school lunch” dinner prepared by Sacramento Unified School District’s Nutrition & Food Services and a feature film from America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital!



Location: Leataata Floyd Elementary School, 401 McClatchy Way, Sacramento, CA 95818


  • Rick Mahan – The Waterboy
  • Kurt Spataro – Paragary’s
  • Billy Ngo – Kru
  • Chris Jarosz – Patriot


Lunch Line – A documentary that takes a new look at the school lunch program by exploring its past, its current challenges, and its opportunities for the future, from filmmakers Ernie Park and Michael Graziano.


4:30PM Appetizer stations located throughout the 2.5 acre site of the future Broccoli HQ. Guests will enjoy bites by Sacramento’s top local chefs, view drawings of the project and walk the site. Remarks from Steve Hansen, Sacramento City Council and Jay Hansen, Sacramento City Unified School District Board Member.

6:00PM School lunch is served! Guests will join us in the elementary school cafeteria, where they will eat a family-style meal served on school lunch trays. The meal, prepared by school food service professionals, will feature the ideal school lunch.

6:10PM Program begins. Hear from Kevin Smith, Northwest Land Park & The Mill at Broadway and Food Literacy Center’s Founding Executive Director Amber Stott about their visions for the Broccoli HQ and its ties to existing school wellness programs happening at SCUSD.

6:30PM Film screening.

7:30PM Event concludes.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Food Literacy Center.

Please note: Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Valet Parking. We are unable to accommodate special diets.

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