The Hungry Minds Film Festival is a unique event that explores the nexus of cinema, culture, food, and sustainability. This event unites fascinating worlds, providing the audience with the opportunity to explore the union between the seventh art and the passion for food in all its forms, with a particular focus on sustainability and sharing.

The Festival’s objective is to showcase a curated selection of films and short films where food serves as a common thread. The Festival will take place in Pollenzo on May 31. Ranging from documentaries unveiling the environmental challenges tied to the food industry to films narrating engrossing stories about local and sustainable cooking, the Hungry Minds Film Festival presents a diverse and compelling view of the food-sustainability relationship.

Each selected film will have a direct or indirect connection with the gastronomic world, providing the audience with a cinematic experience that stimulates the intellect and pleases the palate. Viewers will be engrossed in narratives examining how food can be a catalyst for change, igniting discussions on environmental consciousness and active participation towards a more sustainable future.

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Through film screenings, interactive debates, tastings, and meetings with directors, chefs, and industry experts, the Hungry Minds Film Festival aims to foster a vibrant and thought-provoking atmosphere.

  • Date: Friday, May 31
  • Time: 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm / 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm
  • Location: lecture hall and courtyard Pollenzo Agency.
  • Language: Italian & (English)


2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Screenings of the finalist short films and documentaries of the Hungry Minds Film Festival

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Screening of the documentary “Women of Land” from the Food on Film catalog

18.00 – 19.30 Launch and presentation of the Food on Film project and discussion dedicated to the importance of nutrition education in schools

9:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. Juror speeches, awards ceremony for the winning films and screening of the film “The old oak” by Ken Loach


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