The Food Film Festival Comes to South Walton Apr 8-10

March 3, 2016 by SoWal Staff

A popular event for foodies this year is coming to SoWal for the first time ever. We are thrilled to welcome the Food Film Festival to South Walton, Florida this spring! Debuting April 8-10, the event is known for being the only film festival in the world where visitors can eat the food they see on the screen while sitting in their theater chairs. 

The three-day festival includes food films from award-winning artists, unique meals prepared by some of the South’s best chefs, and various events celebrating the food, art, and culture of South Walton. Two area chefs are included - Phil McDonald of Bud & Alley's Pizza Bar, and Kevin Korman of Caliza Restaurant.

For the festival’s entry to Florida, The Local Palate magazine is bringing favorite Southern personalities to South Walton for a weekend filled with award-winning films, fine food from celebrity chefs, and customized cocktails. Early bird tickets are now available.

The first night of the Food Film Festival in South Walton features a VIP and welcome party with “A Taste of What’s to Come.” Saturday’s events include “A Southern Culinary + Spirits Experience” plus exclusive screenings of a dozen short films accompanied by dishes and cocktails based on the films. The weekend wraps up with “An American Institution: A Sunday Brunch” where guests are served quintessential American brunch items.

Joe Spector, Publisher & CEO of The Local Palate magazine, is excited to partner with The Food Film Festival™ on this event, “We couldn’t be more excited to host Food Film Festival South Walton. This area of Florida is the perfect backdrop for tasting flavors of the South while watching award-winning films.”

Limited Early Bird Packages for the event are available at 20% off full-ticket price. Group rates and hotel packages are also available. A portion of the Food Film Festival South Walton proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Theatre Company and Food For Thought Outreach. For more information, Early Bird packages, and volunteer registration please visit
The Local Palate is a nationally distributed publication with a focus on the food culture of the South. The Local Palate delivers recipes, details prominent Southern personalities, and discussed Southern food culture all to a national audience. Follow The Local Palate on Twitter & Instagram @TheLocalPalate or on For additional information on the magazine, visit
Born in Brooklyn in 2007, The Food Film Festival™ sprang from the imagination of festival director George Motz, the documentary filmmaker and Travel Channel host behind the award-winning Hamburger America film and book, along with co-creator Harry Hawk. The festival screens exceptional films that showcase the world’s favorite foods and the people, traditions, and inspirations behind them.

At every festival event, guests are treated to multiple mouth-watering food films, and then served the featured food for a multi-sensory, full- body experience, right in their seat. The Food Film Festival™ is currently showcased 
in New York, Chicago and Charleston.


Festival details including celebrity chefs, schedule of events, places, more film and food news to be announced soon at festival sponsor Sign up for the Food Film Festival mailing list to be the first to receive details about the chefs and films featured at the festival.

Watch it. Eat it. And party with the food and film makers in South Walton April 8-10, 2016!


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