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The Food Film Festival South Walton

What: The Food Film Festival South Walton

The Local Palate and The Food Film Festival are partnering to bring the best of food and film to the towns and beaches of South Walton along Florida’s picturesque Scenic Highway 30A, sponsored by Early bird tickets now available.

During the event, guests will have the opportunity to watch award-winning films and documentaries – and eat the delicious dishes featured in the movies. A portion of all proceeds benefits Emerald Coast Theatre Company and Food For Thought.

FRIDAY EVENING | What's to come  
VIP Welcome Event
Mingle with the stars of the weekend – the chefs and filmmakers – over artisan cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We will kick off the weekend with a showcase of films, fine food and cocktails.

Benevolent Butcher - Bacon Wrapped Steak
The hands of the butcher bring a bacon wrapped filet to life. Paired with an original score, the sizzling sounds of meat will make your mouth water. Directed + Photographed by Scott Pitts.

Benevolent Baker - Mini Top Pot Donut
This delectable film dances, bubbles and spins; artfully featuring the making of a donut.
Directed + Photographed by Scott Pitts

Rosemary Gin Smash
This film details the making of a rosemary-infused Gin cocktail with a spiced agave syrup and cranberry garnish. Directed by James Mann

...with more to be announced!


SATURDAY DAY | Roadtrip: A Southern Culinary + Spirits Experience
Travel throughout the South in a matter of minutes as you experience a wonderful variety of the best food the region has to offer, whether it’s BBQ or biscuits, fried green tomatoes or banana pudding. Accompanying guests on the trip will be the finest craft beers and most interesting local spirits the South has to offer. It’s an entire road trip, brought straight to the shores of Florida’s Gulf Coast!


Few things look as beautiful on film as the earth around us, whether it’s the open land or the blue ocean, and few spots better exhibit both than South Walton. At this exclusive screening, guests will view a dozen short films filled with the sights and smells of the natural world. They will have the opportunity to sample chef-prepared dishes based on the films.

For the Love of Beef Rib - Hometown BBQ
Pitmaster Billy Durney of Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook, Brooklyn is a master of smoked Texas beef rib. Watch him in action. Directed by George Motz

Tako NY
Japan street food in New York. Directed by Kris Brearton

The Mud and the Blood
Follow local, South Carolina bivalves from the Bulls Bay marshland to a traditional Lowcountry oyster roast. Directed by George Motz

The Mobile Blues
Spend the early hours of the morning learning all about the techniques for catching blue crab and the importance of keeping the Mobile Bay clean. Directed by Jim Cosco

Happy Cows - Grass Finished in Georgia
When a ranch, processor, and restaurant create a unique business model, a very different burger is born. Directed by George Motz

Mama Sugar's Sweet Potato Cobbler
Mama Sugar, matriarch of the Sugar Shack Trailblazers and country cooking extraordinaire, shares a lost recipe from her youth in East Texas – sweet
potato cobbler. Directed by Keeley Steenson

How the Taste of Louisiana was Born 
Directed by Jordan Kahn

...with more to be announced!


SUNDAY BRUNCH | An American Institution - Grits!
The festival will conclude with brunch, celebrating the film It's Grits! as our best chefs prepare a one-of-a-kind southern brunch to send their new friends on their way.

It's Grits!
Directed by Stan Woodward

More details to come to about celebrity chefs, food, places and all the information you need for The Food Film Festival South Walton! Early bird tickets available now!

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