The award for best short film of the 9th edition of Devour! The food film fest, goes to Distance, short stories about food by Italian director Luigi Capasso.
Founded in 2009 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Devour! is considered the largest food film festival in the world.
This year, the Festival celebrated Italian food and cinema, hosting luminaries such as the famous chef Lidia Bastianich and award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano, along with food stars David Rocco and Bob Blumer, to name but a few.
The jury, composed of British Film Institute's Justin Johnson, award-winning journalist Rita DeMontis and award-winning documentary filmmaker and film festival programmer Peter Stein, praised and awarded the Best Short Drama, Distance - short stories about food - by Canadian-based Italian director Luigi Capasso. The jury felt that "this wonderfully shot film conveys how food can be memory, love, comfort and emotion across time and boundaries.
Moreover, Luigi Capasso's short film has been in official selection at several International Festivals such as "The Food Film Fest in New York City", at the 37th Festival International du Film sur L'Art de Montreal, at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival and has been awarded as best short film at one of the most important festivals in North America... the Devour!