Today, Snagfilms, indieWIRE’s parent company, and FamilyFarmed.org announced the “Good Food Film Countdown,” a contest in which users vote for their favorite food films and qualify to win food prizes, including free food for a year.
All of the food sponsors are the kinds of brands you might see at Whole Foods, including Applegate, Nature’s Path Organic and Stonyfield Farm.
The first round of voting runs until October 31, with the final voting running through November 28. Some of the films are available for on-demand viewing for free on SnagFilms.
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Today, SnagFilms and FamilyFarmed.org announced the start of the “Good Food Film Countdown.” Film and food fans who vote for their top documentary and fictional food film will be qualified to win free healthy food and products from signature sponsors, including Chipotle Mexican Grill party for 50 people and free food and products for a year from Applegate, Nature’s Path Organic, Stonyfield Farm, Organic Valley and Earth Friendly Products.
The first round of voting runs until October 31, after which, the film list will be narrowed to five non-fiction and five fiction films. From November 1 through November 28, voters will vote for one of the top five ranked films in each category to determine their favorite food flick. Voters can choose from a list of over 170 food films. A selection of these films is available for viewing for free on snagfilms.com and others are available via other digital services.
“We eat by necessity – but what we eat is a choice. FamilyFarmed.org and the films in this showcase help us choose more flavor, better health and a sustainable planet. It’s ‘filmanthropy’ for your family dinner table, and we’re delighted to enlist the SnagFilms community to watch, share and eat smart,” said Rick Allen, SnagFilms CEO.
“FamilyFarmed.org aims to bring healthy food to local communities across America while benefiting farmers, consumers and businesses,” said FamilyFarmed.org Founder and President, Jim Slama. “We are excited to work with SnagFilms on the sweepstakes, to encourage families to celebrate food by watching and voting for their favorite foods films and to have the chance to win healthy foods.”
Additional sponsors for the Good Food Film Countdown include Whole Foods, Beanfields, Bon Appetit, Nutiva and FrogTV.
SnagFilms features free, sponsor-supported, on demand viewing of more than 2,300 award-winning titles from some of the greatest names in film. SnagFilms’ curated film collection is viewed on its own site and a digital network of more than 110,000 affiliated sites and webpages worldwide, including partners such as AOL, Comcast, Hulu, the Starbucks Digital Network, IMDb, the Miami Herald, hundreds of non-profits, special interest sites and blogs — and via its applications for the iPad and connected TV platforms Roku and Boxee. SnagFilms’ titles have been featured on approximately 3 billion pageviews across its network.
SnagFilms also offers selected titles via pay video on demand with Comcast and FiOS, as well as on iTunes, HuluPlus, Amazon and other partners. SnagFilms was recently named one of the fastest growing technology companies in Washington, DC area. Gizmodo has named SnagFilms as a “Best iPad App,” and OVGuide has twice named SnagFilms a Top Site. The SnagFilms family also includes indieWIRE, for more than 15 years the web’s top source of news, reviews and information about independent film.
FamilyFarmed.org mission is to expand the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food in order to enhance the social, economic and environmental health of our communities. FamilyFarmed.org is nationally recognized for “growing the market” for local and sustainable food. It is the producer of the Good Food Festivals. In 2009, FamilyFarmed.org published Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Selling, Post Harvest Handling, and Packing Produce.
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