The festival aims to preserve traditional cuisine and promote local food producers
Summer in Dubrovnik means plenty of classical music, theatre plays, shows under the open sky and great art everywhere you turn. Just to make sure the good old film industry and gastronomy aren’t getting left behind, here’s a reminder to mark the last weekend in June in your calendars: the 8th edition of Kinookus Food Film Festival is taking place from 29 June to 2 July!
Translating to ‘The Taste of Cinema’, Kinookus is a festival in Ston whose goal is to revitalise the heritage of traditional cuisine of the former Republic of Dubrovnik. Apart from a rich programme of food-themed movie screenings, the visitors can expect creative workshops for children, various interesting lectures by Croatian and foreign presenters, and a food market offering traditional and eco products that are locally grown.
As stated by the organisers, the name Kinookus “implies a thematic conjunction of food and film and the development of aesthetic taste for beauty and good, for the art of film and for art in general. Kinookus also means education in the sense of awakening and refining the senses for rare and forgotten tastes (aesthetic and gastronomic), especially those that are in danger of becoming extinct in a globalized, homogenous world.”
The festival aims to explore the issues of industrial food production and draw attention to a much better alternative: the hardworking people who, by producing eco-grown food, offer an alternative to the existing collapsing socio-economic model. Through movie screenings, discussions on different aspects of food, educational workshops and the open market of local produce, the festival does its part in fighting to preserve the aesthetic and gastronomic tastes that are on the verge of becoming extinct.
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