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International Film Fest Summit & Music Fest Con Converge on Austin

As the world gets smaller and smaller, we tend to forget about the power of gathering like minds in one place. Here at Film Festival Traveler we embrace the idea of the festival as a communicative and all-encompassing experience. Whether it’s an art-house theater showing Pasolini films or an international music summit, festivals bring together great artistic minds and let the public join in the experience. But putting together a film fest or a huge multi-act concert is not the easiest task, so to help learn how to better manage these experiences are the International Film Festival Summit and the International Music Festival Conference. Both are happening December 8 – 10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

IMFCON includes panel discussions on how to better improve safety at concerts, keynotes by the  President of Global Touring and Chairman of Global Music at Live Nation, Arthur Fogel and boxing manager Shelly Finkel, a at in-house ticketing vs. giant ticket companies, how to book talent, the difference between managing a festival versus a tour, and much more.

The IFFS investigates how to utilize digital distribution for film, how the acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival selects its programming, a conversation with acclaimed writer John Sayles and Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship and Special Initiatives for the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA, Barbara Boyle, and how to effectively utilize sponsors.

Both events are must-sees for anyone looking to break into the festival industry and provide valuable expertise.

To learn more, go to: http://www.filmfestivalsummit.com/ or http://www.imfcon.com/

The International Film Festival Summit & The International Music Festival Conference

December 8 – 10, 2013

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas 78704

Here are some pictures from IMFCON and IFFS 2012

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Experience the Future of Food at Food Loves Tech June 11-12, 2016

 

Food Loves Tech — taking place from June 11-12, 2016, at The Waterfront (241 11th Ave at 27th St) — offers the chance to see, smell, touch and taste the technologies that are transforming our food culture. From farm drones and smart ovens to cultured meat and hyper-personalized coffee blends, attendees get to stroll through the food chain oftomorrow, while tasting and sipping from Edible‘s signature roster of local food and drink makers. Launched by the Edible Magazine family — with editions for Brooklyn, East End, Long Island, and Manhattan — embrace the future of flavor.

Enter a portal into the future, when food tech innovators, start-ups and thought leaders join with food aficionados and enthusiasts alike at the intersection of food and technology.

Discover the latest tech shaping our food via interactive installations, conversations and other immersive food experiences, both high tech and low — from 3-D printing and virtual reality to DIY food crafting and alt agriculture.

Partners and participants in this the food tech spectacular  are listed here:

  • BeeHex 
  • C-Fu Foods 
  • Edenworks 
  • EXO 
  • Farmbot 
  • Farmer’s Fridge 
  • Gelzen 
  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Grove 
  • Home Grown Cricket Farms 
  • Ingredient1 
  • Juicebot 
  • June Oven 
  • Loliware 
  • Oliso 
  • One Hop Kitchen 
  • Pryme Vessyl 
  • Seedsheet 
  • Sir Kensington’s and Smarty Pans
  • 6Sensor Labs 
  • AeroFarms
  • Bartesian  

Featured chefs include José Andrés and Marcus Samuelsson and the Food Team at Google's #makefuturefood competition will be participating as well.

There will be a Food Tech Bazaar with Califia Farms, Eboost, Lavit, Le Fusion and Make My Cake.

Interactive dinner tickets are still available. Day-time tickets start at $35 (use code EDIBLEFLT), with discounts for buying a pair or a foursome. So bring a few friends and join the Edible team at this three-day event.

For more info go to: http://foodlovestech.com/

Food Loves Tech
June 11–12, 2016

The Waterfront
241 11th Ave (at 27th St), NYC

Crab Fest Attracts Thousands To Andros Island, The Bahamas

Over 10,000 people traveled to the largest island of The Bahamas recently for the much anticipated Land Crab Fest. Bahamians from all across the archipelago and visitors from China, Greece, Belgium, England and the United States called on Central Andros for what officials say is the most exciting culinary experience in The Bahamas and perhaps the entire Caribbean.

Over 17 years ago, the Central Andros community looked for an economic boost. Through their efforts, the local government partnered with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to create this cultural-heritage festival. The event started with two to three vendors serving a few crab dishes to what has now become the largest cultural-heritage festival of The Bahamas. 

Crab catchers, the best chefs and various vendors from North, South and Central Andros (including other islands of The Bahamas) entice festival attendees to taste their delectable crab creations that make up a huge assortment of unique dishes including: 

  • crab n’ dough
  • stuffed crab
  • crab n’ rice 
  • curried crab
  • crab souse
  • crab fritters
  • crab salad
  • garlic crab

There were 12 hours of non-stop Bahamian music, including Elon Moxey as the Androsian headliner.

Other Bahamian performers included:

  • Lassie Doe & The Boys
  • D-Mac
  • Veronica Bishop
  • Ra Pa Pum Pum
  • Lavant Pratt
  • the Mighty Pencil
  • Ira Storr & The Spank Band

The crowd danced the night away to sweet sounds of rake n’ scrape and Junkanoo music from the Valley Boys Junkanoo Showtime Group as well.

Other events held during the fest also included:

  • a watermelon-eating contest
  • “keep what you catch” crab competition
  • heritage games
 

Québec in Hollywood: Something New in LA

Québec in Hollywood runs September 9 - 25, 2011 at the Kodak and Egyptiaquebec-LA-cirque-soleil-2n Theatres in Hollywood and the El Rey Theatre and other venues around Los Angeles, California.

Québec is home to well-established entertainment icons such as Céline Dion, Leonard Cohen and Cirque du Soleil. But in addition, Québec can boast producing some of the most progressive, exciting new talent emerging today, such as this year’s Grammy Award winner Arcade Fire, 2011 Academy Award-nominated director Denis Villeneuve and pop punk band Simple Plan.

Read more: Québec in Hollywood: Something...

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