Your chance to gobble up an award in prestigious short film contest...


If you’ve shot and edited an exciting food film during the past year you have until 5 February 2017 to enter your short into the unearthed® Food in Film category, supported by delicious, of the prestigious Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year contest.

The Food in Film category of the awards will be judged by a panel of experienced film and food experts – George Motz (Founder and Director of the Food Film Festival, New York), Nik Powell (Director of the National Film & Television School), James Winter (former Executive Editor of the ‘Saturday Kitchen’ TV programme) and Simon Day (Founder, unearthed®).

Inspiring films
The judges are on the look out for inspiring films, which must be no longer than three minutes, that show any aspect of food – from production and harvest to preparation and eating. It could be the atmosphere of a food festival, a working bakery in action on an early morning or even a delicious recipe being prepped and cooked in your home kitchen.

The films that reach the reach the finals will be shown at the Mall Galleries, London, at the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year awards evening, which will be attended by the media, finalists and celebrities from around the world. The films can then also be viewed by the public and invited guests during a four-day free-to-visit exhibition.

The overall winner of the unearthed® Food in Film category will receive a cheque for £1000, a trophy and their film will be showcased on both the delicious website and the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year website.

Photographer and DOP Jignesh Jhaveri won the ‘People’s Choice’ category of last year’s Food in Film awards for his short film ‘The Chocolatier’ and he advised entrants to: “Keep it close, slow and beautiful. Close: Get close to the food. Show texture – without texture you have nothing. Slow: Shoot a higher frame rate. Highlight, enhance and exaggerate motion. Beautiful: If it’s beautiful to you, make sure it looks beautiful to everyone else too!“

If you’re looking for more inspiration you can check out some of the amazing films from last year’s awards – including the overall winner, Carl Pendle, for his film short ‘Chilli Festival’ (just click on the video window at the top of this article to watch it) – by clicking here to watch all of the winners and highly commended films from 2016’s Food in Film competition.

Find out more…
As mentioned above the deadline for entries to this year’s Food in Film competition is Sunday 5 February 2017. To find out more about the competition and how to submit your entries just click here.