Winners of international unearthed® 'Food in Film' short film competition unveiled

The winners of the annual unearthed® ‘Food in Film’ competition, supported by delicious magazine, were announced recently with filmmakers Peter Flanek and Peter Meszaros (Hungary) taking the top prize for their innovative stop-motion film ‘Snooker Loopy’.

The ‘Food in Film’ contest is a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017 awards and as well as the trophy, the winners received a cheque for £1000. The category was open to filmmakers submitting original films of not more than three minutes in length.

Second place in the main ‘Food in Film’ category was awarded to Becci Hutchings (UK) for her film ‘The Town Mill’, whilst Carl Pendle (UK) came third with his short ‘British Strawberry’. You can view all of the main winning films by clicking on the video windows at the top of, and throughout, this article.

Judging panel
A shortlist of 12 films was voted on by the panel of expert judges from the worlds of TV, filmmaking and food with their combined scores determining the winning films. The judging panel comprised James Winter (freelance TV producer and former Executive Editor of BBC Saturday Kitchen Live), George Motz (filmmaker, DoP, writer, TV host and hamburger expert), Nik Powell (Director of National Film & Television School and co-founder of Virgin Records) and Simon Day (Founder of unearthed®, sponsor of the ‘Food in Film’ category).

Simon Day explained: “The competition was intensely fierce. There were entries from across the world and the standard was phenomenal. This film about a game of snooker played with food, stood out from the rest, however, for its highly characterful wit and originality.”

Barbara Zonzin from the Netherlands won the ‘People’s Choice’ vote for her film ‘All Natural’, which was also Highly Commended in the main ‘Food in Film’ category. The other top two shorts in the top three Highly Commended films of the main category were ‘Sacred Gin’ by William Shaw (UK) and ‘A Pizza My Heart’ by Francis Longhurst (UK).

Celebrating food films and photography
The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is currently the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film. Now in its sixth year, almost 40,000 entries have been submitted since its inception.

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To find out more about the unearthed® ‘Food in Film’ and Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year competitions just click here. The unearthed® ‘Food in Film’ category, supported by delicious magazine, was sponsored by unearthed®; a food brand for people “who love to discover”, that’s known for bringing great regional specialities from across Europe to the shelves. To find out more about unearthed® just click here or to discover more about delicious magazine just click here.