Calling all food-loving filmmakers! We’re excited to announce the launch of the first-ever SAVEUR Video Festival. A celebration of food and film online, we’re looking for the most creative, beautifully-told culinary stories in the world of video.

The art of online video is something extraordinary: whether we’re sitting behind a desk or holding a smartphone on the subway, we can lend a filmmaker a few minutes of our time and in return he takes us on a journey. Among all the stories told, those about food — its origins, creation, and consumption — are the closest to our hearts. SAVEUR is a publication that celebrates authentic food, culture, and travel; we crisscross the globe to find honest and surprising stories about people and the meals that bring them together.

And so we’re on the hunt for the best food videos out there: With the inaugural year of the SAVEUR Video Festival, we intend to celebrate a medium that’s unlike any other. Whether creative, inspiring, funny, moving, experimental, or educational — whether used to explain a technique, introduce us to new faces, or show us a world beyond our horizons — we’re committed to providing a platform for the most exceptional voices in the world of culinary video.

Nominations open on Monday, January 7 and as long as it’s been made within the last year and a half, it’s eligible to become a finalist and will perhaps go on to win it all!


  • Documentary
  • Long-form (6-10 minutes)
  • Ultra-short (under 1 minute)
  • How-to and Recipe
  • Animation/Experimental
  • Culinary Travel


To help us choose the winners, we’ve lined up some great judges: Mario Batali, Lucy Walker, Ruth Reichl, Andrew McCarthy, Eddie Huang, Katie Lee, and more!


  • Grand Prize: One overall winner will receive $2,500, plus an editorial consultation with SAVEUR.
  • Category Winners: Winners in the remaining categories will receive $500
  • People’s Choice: Videos with the popular vote will win $250

Stay tuned for more announcements about the festival in the coming weeks. Until then we hope you will hit the ground running to create some of the best culinary video content the web and world has seen!

In the meantime, check out our videos on or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Alexia Foods® is a proud partner of the SAVEUR Video Festival.