Welcome to Screen Bites – the Dorset Food Film Festival!
The Second Slice is served!
We are looking forward to meeting you at this year’s events, old fans and new will be welcome.
We have put together a total of 13 events in and around Dorset. These are held mainly in October but there are 3 events during the summer so you can whet your appetite for the autumn.
New to Screen Bites?
The evenings usually start at 7pm, and the hall is full of local food producers. You will be able to taste their wares and buy them too.
We will have chocolatiers, cheese makers, gin distillers, meat specialists, bakers and much more… There will always be something to take your fancy!
Plus we have a bar selling local beers, wines and soft drinks, and sometimes the local WI will serve up teas and coffees with yummy cakes.
In a nutshell, it is all about local food and supporting those who make it for us.
We always have a raffle, a Festival Feast, a chance to win a meal for two at one of the highly acclaimed pubs or restaurants in Dorset. It is definitely worth a punt – the odds are exceptionally good!
A typical Screen Bites evening starts with a mini farmers market with Dorset food producers offering tastings and selling their wares. There might be a talk or a demonstration, followed by an interval during which you can enjoy a delicious ice cream and then relax to watch the main film.
After everyone has tasted everything and filled their baskets for treats to take home, we all sit down to watch a movie. This is always a foodie film, not always with a happy ending, but always a good story featuring food at some point in the action. This year films will include Paddington 2, The Great Budapest Hotel, Dinner at Eight, Marie Antoinette (2006) and New Chefs on the Block. There will be something to suit everyone, new films and old favourites.
The Food Producers
The idea behind Screen Bites is to introduce you, the audience, to the feast of food producers to be found in Dorset and surrounding areas. As well as old favourites, we have lots of new ‘kids on the block’ to introduce you to. Bring cash and a big basket to take home some yummy treats.
Tickets can be purchased here (and on the door, if available).