The NYCFoodFilmFestival announces event details regarding its 2011 schedule. More than 25 films will screen over four days, from October 13th to 16th at Tribeca Cinemas. Guests will taste what they see on the screen and more… General Admission Tickets are available to all events and grant entry into one showtime and its afterparty. A limited amount of VIP Tickets and Festival-wide VIP Passes are also available, which grant entry to a series of pre-parties and include a number of added premiums including VIP Seating, T-Shirt, Complimentary Snack at Saxon + Parole and more. The menus each at event will include food celebrated in the films and beer, wine and cocktail pairings by Festival Mixologist Allen Katz. Today, also marks the kick-off of the Festival’s online contest. Users who engage the Festival on Twitter will be eligible to win a number of different VIP Packages from the Festival’s network of providers, ranging from a VIP Ice Cream Pack from Ronnybrook Farms to our Grand Giveaway, an exclusive experience with Chef Brad Farmerie in Saxon + Parole’s kitchen. There is no purchase necessary to enter. All users need to do is follow both @foodfilmfest and the handle of the partner offering the prize on Twitter to be eligible to win.--TICKETS FOR THESE EVENTS ON-SALE WEDNESDAY, 9/21/11 AT 2 PM! For full details, including participating restaurants, chefs and purveyors, visit the Festival’s new website starting at 2pm: www.thefoodfilmfestival.com --- FEATURED EVENTS OF THE 2011 NYC FOOD FILM FESTIVAL --- A Cheers to Burgers & Beers (Opening Night Event)with Brett Reichler of Bill’s Bar & Burger and moreThursday Night, 10/13/11Showtimes: 7:00, 7:30 pmThe Films: The Good Beer Seal, The Premiere of Burgerlution, CUD, Burger Bites: Irv’s and Food Curated: Ovenly Edible Adventure #3: Mistura + MoreFeaturing Mistura: The Power of Food, Directed by Patricia PerezFriday Night, 10/14/11Showtimes: 7:00, 7:30 pmThe Films: NYC Premiere of Mistura: The Power of Food, plus a special screening of Should the Wife Confess The Tribeca Taco TakedownPresented by Chipotle Mexican GrillHosted by Matt TimmsSaturday Afternoon, 10/15/11Showtimes: 12:00, 12:30 pmFeaturing Rockaway Taco, Dos Toros Taqueria, Dos Caminos, Tortilleria Nixtamal and more...with a special appearance by Hilah Johnson of HilahCooking.comThe Films: Rockaway Tacoby The Selby, a world premiere from Hilah Cooking and desert films from Liza DeGuia and Food Curated: Paletas by La Newyorkina, Robicelli’s Cupcakes, and Danny Macaroons The Food Porn* PartyPresented by Metro NYFeaturing Chef Brad Farmerie & Saxon + ParoleSaturday Night, 10/15/11Showtimes: 7:00, 7:30 pmThe Films: Changua, Dinner For Two, Zergut,Amor Pulpo, How To Make A Turtle Burger, Pastry Paris and the premiere of a food porn short on Saxon + Parole*You know what we’re talking about. Extreme close-ups…of food! Farm to Film to Table (Closing Night Event)Presented by Chipotle Mexican GrillFeaturing Chef Amanda FreitagHosted by NBC’s Cat GreenleafSunday Night, 10/16/11Showtimes: 7:00, 7:30 pmThe Films: A Midwinter Soup Frenzy, The Big Table, Good, Better, Bestand Truck Farm “We are beyond excited that NYC has supported our Food Film Festival for the last 5 years,” said Festival Director George Motz, “There's something about watching passionate people make food on screen that makes you hungry. We're happy to be able to bring these films to life, gastronomically-speaking." Festival Mixologist Allen Katz of the New York Distilling Company said, “It's fantastic to see the continued enthusiasm for cocktails manifested in an exciting cultural event like the Food Film Festival.” The 2011 NYC Food Film Festival is produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefits the Food Bank for New York City. The International Culinary Center is the exclusive culinary school of the Festival, and will engage its students with Festival events. This year, the NYC Food Film Festival is happy to announce it has partnered with DailyCandy Deals as its exclusive ticketing agent. All Festival tickets and VIP passes will be sold through the DailyCandy Deals website. “For over a decade, DailyCandy has been New Yorkers’ go-to source for the inside scoop on what to do, see and eat in New York City,” said Seth Unger, Executive Producer of the NYC Food Film Festival. “We believe our exclusive ticketing partnership will broaden awareness among discerning New Yorkers in a way we haven’t seen yet.”For the 2nd year in a row, the NYC Food Film Festival is proud to announce its partnership with the FoodBankForNewYorkCity, which will receive top tier integration throughout the Festival to remind guests that every New Yorker deserves to be fed. Additionally, a portion of Festival proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank to assist in its important work.