Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.
At the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, food activists and Slow Food founders Alice Waters and Carlo Petrini will be presented with the Berlinale Camera. The presentation will take place on February 8, 2015, as part of the Culinary Cinema kickoff.
In 2006, the Berlinale introduced the subject of Food & Film - the first A-festival to do so. Among others, Alice Waters and Carlo Petrini discussed the relationship between film and food as the oldest human cultural asset with young film professionals at the “Hunger, Food & Taste” workshop of the 4th Berlinale Talent Campus. “Waters and Petrini gave the Berlinale in 2006 not only new ideas that led to the creation of the Culinary Cinema section in 2007, but also inspired ‘Food & Film’ events in many other countries”, says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.