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 hosts 100+ events, high profile chefs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world and, just this past season, attracted over 14,000 food and film lovers to Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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, 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

The 10th anniversary edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest will run from October 20-25, 2020. Programming for the signature festival will be announced late summer/early fall. For more information, visit

The Devour! Golden Tine Awards for:

Best Short Animation
Best Short Drama
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Drama
Best Feature Documentary
Winner of the 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 2020.

Overall Rating
  • Ed Zych

    Great event, great food, great films and great people.

    November 2019
  • Matteo Bertoli

    An incredible festival with beautiful people, amazing chefs and food and great movies! The town of Wolfville is beautiful and I am so glad my film made it to this festival. Thanks for having me!

    November 2019