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Flatirons Food Film Festival

The Flatirons Food Film Festival 2016, October 20-24, is Nearly Here!

Buy your festival tickets and passes now

Buy your festival tickets* and passes now through EventBrite. See our 2016 Flatirons Food Film Festival Schedule for consolidated film and event information. You can also buy a 2016 Festival Pass and see all the films for one low price.

*eTown is separately selling tickets to the VIP party and Munchies short films screening on Friday, Oct. 21.

Free shuttle between CU-Boulder and downtown Boulder

Courtesy of zTrip, it just got easier to staff and attend our Wasted Sunday food waste event (Just Eat It and Theater of Life screenings, snacks made from food waste, and a food waste panel discussion) on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU campus. For more information, see Venues, Parking, and Transportation.

Eat a munchie

Our friends at the Roadhouse Boulder DepotSalt, and Wild Standard restaurants are each supporting the festival by offering their version of a “munchie” on their menu from October 10-24. A play of words on our night of Munchies short films at eTown Hall, a munchie consists of a delicious appetizer or small plate created to celebrate the festival. Stop by Roadhouse Boulder Depot, Salt, and Wild Standard to enjoy the following munchies:

  • Calamari with a Thai sweet chili glaze (Wild Standard)
  • Elk Bratwurst, pickled onions, spiced sauerkraut, honey dijion mustard (Roadhouse Boulder Depot)
  • Fig, mascarpone, and Prosciutto di Parma flatbread (SALT)
  • Roadhouse Munchie Mix: HM caramel corn, shaved bresaola (air-dried beef), fried rosemary, garlic chips, spiced cashews (Roadhouse Boulder Depot)

Downtown Boulder venues

This October, we’re taking the festival to downtown Boulder. Our opening night and most of our screenings will take place at the Canyon Theater of the main branch of the Boulder Public Library. We will spend an evening of merriment at eTown Hall and end the festival at the International Film Series on the CU-Boulder campus.

During the festival, stroll through and dine on the Pearl Street Mall between films and events. Pick up a coffee drink at a downtown Boulder coffee shop before a film. Or, enjoy a beer or cocktail at one of our downtown Boulder after parties after watching the last food film of the night.


The themes of this festival touch on:

  • Gustatory and beverage enjoyment
  • Chefs and the other people who provide the building blocks of nourishment
  • Connecting the next generation with the joy of food
  • Restaurant criticism
  • Food activism


  • Appearance of Pulitzer Prize award-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold in conjunction with the screening of a documentary about him
  • Celebration of Munchies (the food brand of Vice Media) short films at eTown Hall
  • New children’s program of short food films and more
  • Award-winning new documentary about Chef Massimo Bottura’s Milan soup kitchen straight from its US premiere

In the end, food leads back to relationships—between family members, co-workers, chefs and customers, ourselves in the context of a greater society and the environment.


  • VIP party on Munchies night drawing inspiration from the Munchies films
  • Children’s tour of the Boulder Farmers Market presented by Boulder County Farmers Markets
  • Wine sampling after the SOMM: Into the Bottle screening for SOMM and City of Gold ticket holders
  • Friday and Saturday night after parties
  • Food waste program (Wasted Sunday) with two documentaries on wasted food and snacks and other comestibles made from food waste
  • Bristol Bay sockeye salmon dinner at Basta from Chefs Collaborative

Some speakers


Earlier Event: October 13
Hero's Journey Immersion Weekend
Later Event: October 25
Fall 2016 Women's Circle