The 14th edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest will highlight GAME CHANGERS + CHANGE MAKERS from October 21 to 27, 2024. It will spotlight globally recognized visionaries and local heroes who are solving the world’s biggest food challenges or throwing out the rule book and creating game-changing dishes and films that inspire us to take action in our kitchens, in our communities and around the world.

Devour! takes place in Wolfville, Kings County, the agricultural heartland of Nova Scotia; home to a thriving wine industry and hospitable community with a longstanding farm-to-table ethos.

Devour!, the top foodie destination on the film festival circuit. – The Hollywood Reporter

Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary gastronomic activities, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world's largest film festival focused on all things culinary. The annual week-long festival typically hosts 100+ events, high profile chefs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world and, in 2019 (our last pre-pandemic edition), attracted over 14,000 food and film lovers to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. We are one of the few festivals in Canada who produced live events through the entire pandemic.

Devour! is a must for all food lovers. – Chef Jacques Pépin

The festival has become a destination and has attracted celebrities including culinary personalities Anthony Bourdain, Phil Rosenthal, Lidia Bastianich, Dominique Crenn, Bob Blumer, Jacques Pépin; actors Jason Priestley, Bill Pullman, Joe Pantoliano and Gordon Pinsent; writers Lucy Waverman, Judith Olney, Kat Flinn and Sarah Musgrave; notable Chefs Sam Kass, Michael Smith, Chuck Hughes, Barbara Lynch, Mary Sue Milliken, Normand Laprise, Michael Städtlander, Rob Gentile, Jeremy Charles, Ned Bell, Todd Perrin, John Higgins; industry leaders Chef's Table, Thug Kitchen, bon appétit, America's Test Kitchen, PBS Food & PBS Digital, Tastemade, Kitchen Vignettes, Delicious Cinema, VICE, The Perennial Plate, Dennis The Prescott, MattBites, #FoodFilms, Chef Jacques La Merde, Ulterior Epicure and many other luminaries from the culinary and film worlds that attend our festival activities, both in Nova Scotia and around the world at our satellite events.

Devour! is the perfect blend of arts, food, film and fun.
– Joseph Pantoliano, Joey Pants of The Sopranos

Programming for the signature festival will be announced mid-September 2023. For more information, visit

More Reviews:

"Having your film played at Devour! isn't just another screening, it's an experience. Coming together in Wolfville to celebrate films and food is something so unique you'll want to keep making films just so you can come back again year after year. And that's exactly what I did for 5 years straight. I wouldn't be the filmmaker I am today without this festival and the community that brings it to life."
– JR Reid, Director, Motioneer Productions

"The Devour! team kicked off our film From the Vine's North American festival run with an incredible premiere! The audiences were enthusiastic and come hungry for both great stories and amazing food and drink! My lead actor Joe Pantoliano and I both fondly look back at our time in Wolfville as a highlight on our entire international festival tour."
– Sean Cisterna, Director of From the Vine

The Devour! Golden Tine Awards for:

Best Short Animation
Best Short Drama
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Drama
Best Feature Documentary
Nourish Nova Scotia Youth Food & Film Challenge

To be considered for screening submitted films must be about food, beverage or the environment in some way. Shorts 59 minutes or less. Features 60 minutes or more.

There is an entry fee.

Films with commentary or dialogue in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed in English for consideration.

Entries must be submitted by secure online screener. If selected for the Festival, exhibition prints will be presented on DCP or Blu-Ray.

All entries are viewed and chosen by a Programming Committee. Final selections are at the sole discretion of the Festival.

Entrants will be notified of the decisions of the Programming Committee by the end of August 2023.

Overall Rating
  • Odveig Klyve

    A well organized festival, an including mix of filmmakers, organizers, volunteers and public

    November 2023
  • René Savoie

    This was quite an experience. My first but not the last. The variety of experiences and the way the festval cooked the menu mixing films and foods was delicious. One festival happening not too far from home that is not to be missed. Thank you to the organization and to the people behind this wonderful experience.

    November 2023
  • JR Reid

    I've attended the Devour! The Food Film Fest 6 times now as a filmmaker and every year is different, innovative, engaging and most of all delicious. The film schedule is always full of the best food themed films, and the dinners, workshops and events make the festival so unique and allow you to truly have an experience.

    November 2023
  • Joel Penner

    We weren't able to attend but we were happy to have our film Wrought selected for the 2022 edition of Devour. All of our correspondence with them was great!

    November 2022
  • Great festival and impressive in hosting a combined on-line and in-person event. Well-done!

    November 2020