A snail farmer in Vienna. Growing beneficial begs. Humane meat processing. These are just a few of the subjects explored in the ten short films that have reached the final round of the 2015 Real Food Media Contest. You can now watch the ten finalists on the competition's website, as well as vote for the People's Choice Award. (The James Beard Foundation is one the contest's official media partners, and JBF president Susan Ungaro, along with Tom Colicchio, Michael Pollan, and other food-system advocates, will judge the final films and select the grand price winner.)
Last year's winning film, Homeward, documented a cooperative of oregano farmers in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. Watch it above.
Here's an overview of the contest from the RFMC website:
The 2015 Real Food Media Contest invites a new crop of digital submissions from 30-seconds to four minutes that tell unique food stories, with original voices and creative cinematography. Diverse formats for submission range from documentary to advocacy and experimental. This year’s contest also seeks animated submissions in honor of the 10th anniversary of The Meatrix, a digital short on factory farms watched 20 million times to date.
Complete rules and guidelines are here.