The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival comes to town on October 18, bringing with it an amazing assortment of films for nearly an entire month. There's prestige in this festival, many of the films will be making their US or world premiers right here in South Florida.
In other words, it's a really big deal.
But we can't help but be jealous of a recent film festival held in New York last week. The International Bacon Film Festival, sponsored by celebrated this pig candy by showcasing 11 films, each produced as part of a call to action by Hormel Black Label Bacon in the search for the best bacon-relatated film.
The result? A bunch of creative, zany, and heartfelt shorts, each paying homage to bacon.
So FLIFF film selection committee, we ask you in the most humble way possible. Take a gander at these films and know that, while films by Woody Allen and tributes to Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor are wonderful, the true star of stage and screen (and BLT's) will always be bacon!
Here are our five favorite films:
Sci Fi Bacon invasion? You Betcha!
Desire. Temptation. Bacon. What happens when vegetarians and bacon meet for the first time?
Bacon is so beautiful... it should be Baquon.
Here's a documentary of a photographer and his muse... bacon.
The 28th-annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs from October 18 to November 11 - officially the longest running film festival in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Nearly 200 U.S. and foreign independent films will play at several different locations, primarily the two Cinema Paradiso theaters located in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. Visit FLIFF.com for a full line-up of films and a schedule of the events.
Follow @ CleanPlateBPB
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.