5 Days. 99 Events. 72 Films. 3 Celebrity Chef Dinners. 1 Epic Event. Devour! The Food Film Fest Announces 2017 Programming

- October 25 – 29 in Wolfville, NS -  

Celebrated chefs Jacques Pépin, Michael Smith, Bob Blumer and Mark Greenaway are among 2017 participants for the world's largest culinary film festival

Films screenings include the world premiere of David Eng's Grand Cru and the Canadian premiere of Peter Stein's Jacques Pépin - The Art of Craft

WOLFVILLE, NS, Aug. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The world's largest culinary film festival, Devour! The Food Film Fest (Devour!) today announced initial programming details for the seventh annual instalment. Celebrated chefs Jacques Pépin, Michael Smith, Bob Blumer and Mark Greenaway are joining previously announced festival Guest Curator, Canadian film icon Gordon Pinsent as 2017 participants.

Devour! is the world's largest film festival devoted to all things culinary. Each year, the festival showcases engaging cinema paired with extraordinary food and wine culture over five days in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from October 25 – 29, 2017. The seventh edition of Devour! is themed "A Celebration of Canadian Cinema and Cuisine" and will bring acclaimed filmmakers and chefs from across Canada and internationally. The festival features 99 events including 72 films in 34 screenings, 23 industry workshops, three celebrity chef dinners, 22 tasting tours, and 20 special events including dinners and parties.

"In the span of just eight years, Devour! has grown to become a pre-eminent Canadian film festival and one of the most delicious events in this great country," says Michael Howell, Executive Director, Devour! "We cannot thank our many partners and supporters enough, as they have shared our vision of becoming one of Canada's must-visit festivals. We are grateful for the ongoing support of The Province of Nova Scotia and their invaluable commitment to helping the festival grow."

The first round of tickets to the highly anticipated seventh edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest goes on sale Tuesday, August 29 at 10am AT. Tickets range in price from $10 to $999 for the exclusive Devour! The Festival Pass (limited quantities available). This all-access pass gives priority entry to the opening gala and all films, workshops, tasting tours, celebrity chef dinners, parties and special events. Devour! offers a round-trip shuttle from Halifax to Wolfville for $20.

For the full release visit devourfest.com/news.

SOURCE Devour! The Food Film Fest

For further information: Media Contacts: Andrea McLoughlin, Holmes PR, 416-628-5609 / amcloughlin@holmespr.com; Adrienne Kakoullis, Holmes PR, 416-628-5610 / akakoullis@holmespr.com

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