Saveur Video Festival: Winners

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.

We're beyond thrilled to announce the winners in our first annual SAVEUR VIDEO FESTIVAL!

After hundreds of submissions and countless hours logged viewing extraordinary videos and selecting finalists, our judging panels have arrived at their decisions. We're delighted to reward the judges' choice winners in each category with a $500 cash prize, and people's choice winners with $250. Our overall winner—the beautiful, evocative, and wonderfully wanderlust-inducing "A Taste of India"—receives a $2500 prize and a consultation with SAVEUR editors. See all the finalists and winners right here!

Here are your 2013 Video Festival Winners

Strawberry SparkleRoberto Seba

ULTRA SHORT FORM
WINNER: Strawberry Sparkle by Roberto Seba
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Blanching Peas** **by Dear Martini

FINALISTS
The Worst Cook in the Entire World by Steven Wong Jr.
Beer by Luke Goodman
Rebuilding Vegetables by Leon Hidalgo

Mickle's PickleNathan Willis

DOCUMENTARY
WINNER: Mickle's Pickles**** by Nathan Willis
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Eat the View by Barndiva

FINALISTS
Asleep in the Wood by Joe York for the Southern Foodways Alliance
Silver Moon Bakery by Liza de Guia
Smokehouse by Aaron Cathbert and Mark Welker

CaketropeAlexandre Dubosc

ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL:
WINNER (Tie): Caketrope by Alexandre Dubosc
WINNER (Tie): Potage by Erik Shirai
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Huber Experiments by Erik Huber

FINALISTS
Food by Emanuel Strixner
Flatten by Kay van Vree and Hugo de Kok

A Taste of IndiaThe Perennial Plate

CULINARY TRAVELS
WINNER & GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
A Taste of India_**** by the Perennial Plate__
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Fresh Happy Tasty
_by Jane Coxwell__

FINALISTS
Forage SF_ by Eric Slatkin_
Working Class Foodies: Oysters_ by Rebecca Lando__
Bon Appétempt Goes to Paris
_by Matt Bookman__

The Art of Making BreadTiger in a Jar

HOW-TO
WINNER: **The Art of Making Bread_
_by Tiger in a Jar__
**PEOPLE'S CHOICE:
Matambre_ _by Emily Julka w/ Underground Food Collective__

FINALISTS
Strawberry Shortcake_ by Linda Pugliese_
The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon_ by Scott Pitts__
Daily Kitchen
_by Manfredi Bernardini__

Judges
We lined up the best and brightest in the food and film world to help us choose the winners of the 2013 Saveur Video Festival.

Katie Lee _Food Writer/Author____

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Kat Candler _Writer/Director____

Lucy Walker _Documentary Film Director____

Ruth Reichl _Author____

Ron Simon _Curator____

David Edelstein _Film Critic____

Bruce Seidel _Executive Producer____

Mario Batali _Chef/Writer____

Eddie Huang _Owner of Baohaus____

Tyler Stableford _Photographer/Director____

Mickey Boardman _Writer/Editor____

Todd Coleman _Executive Food Editor____

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Anique Halliday Festival Producer