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International Vegan Film Festival Tickets On Sale

This year’s International Vegan Film Festival will offer both in-person and online screenings.

OTTAWA, Ontario — The fifth annual International Vegan Film Festival (IVFF) presented by Wicked Kitchen will show as a hybrid model in 2022, featuring an in-person screening on November 5 and online screenings running from November 7-21. Tickets are available for both screenings on the Festival website.

Film categories include Best Overall Film, Animal Advocacy, Environmental Protection, Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Public Service Announcement.

Online Virtual Festival
November 7-21, 2022

The online virtual Festival will screen 44 films from eight countries and include 12 feature and 32 short vegan-themed films. Viewers can purchase an entire Festival pass or individual film blocks (approximately 90 minutes each).

In-person Ottawa Festival
November 5th, 2022

Location: Chamber Theatre at Ben Franklin Place, Ottawa.

The in-person Ottawa screening will show two Feature films, “SLAY” and “Eating Our Way to Extinction,” in the afternoon and 13 short vegan-themed films in the evening. The evening session will also include the 2022 IVFF award announcements. There are two ticket options: full day pass or evening pass.

Some of this year’s noteworthy films include:

Grounded in My Roots

With a tenacious entrepreneurial attitude, Nicolette Richer has dedicated her life to learning and teaching that food is medicine. After years of constantly validating to others that food can be used to reverse chronic disease(s) and helping thousands of people, Nicolette Richer begins to sacrifice her own health. Taking time away from her entrepreneurial endeavors, she travels to her homelands of Malawi, which equally becomes one of her most difficult realizations and greatest blessing.

A scene from Grounded in My Roots. Image courtesy International Vegan Film Festival

Where Does KFC Chicken Come From?

VFC teamed up with filmmaker Chris Shoebridge to carry out an undercover investigation into KFC’s farming practices, following KFC’s promotion of a video with YouTuber Niko Omilana in which they boasted of their high welfare standards. Chris, VFC, and their investigations team, were able to identify exactly the same farm used in KFC’s promotional video, and conducted an investigation to find out what the conditions were really like. The film combines traditional animal rights investigative journalism with a more modern, cinematic approach to filmmaking.


Eating Our Way to Extinction

A hard-hitting and visually stunning feature-length documentary, narrated and executive produced by Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, featuring shocking testimonials and poignant first-hand accounts from Indigenous people most affected by our ever-changing planet. This compelling documentary uncovers hard truths and addresses the most pressing issue of our time – ecological collapse. With leading scientific experts, and a wealth of world-renowned contributors, including Sir Richard Branson and Tony Robbins, it has a message of hope that will empower audiences.


The International Vegan Film Festival

The International Vegan Film Festival, an incorporated not-for-profit, is a trailblazing event dedicated to celebrating the vegan ideal: a healthier, more compassionate, environmentally friendly lifestyle.

The International Vegan Film Festival hosted its inaugural Festival on October 14, 2018, and continues to host a variety of film contests and a vegan cookbook contest.

Not only does IVFF showcase the talent of extraordinary filmmakers, but it also serves as a crucial link connecting the global community of vegans and inspiring non-vegans to make kinder and more informed choices.

Further Information visit www.theivff.com 
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About Wicked Kitchen

Created by chefs and brothers Derek Sarno and Chad Sarno, Wicked Kitchen is on a mission to improve the lives of humans and animals globally by inspiring the world to eat more plants.  The Sarno brothers have created a pioneering, chef-driven range of delicious 100% animal-free foods that unleash the power of vegetables.  Additionally, they showcase hundreds of recipes and innovative cooking techniques to make it easy to cook delicious plant-based meals on The Wicked Kitchen YouTube channel and in several published cookbooks.  Wicked Kitchen provides convenient meal solutions across multiple supermarket departments, available at Kroger stores and its banners across the U.S. Wicked Kitchen also owns Good Catch, a plant-based seafood brand also founded by the Sarno brothers offering the taste, texture, and eating experience of seafood without harming the environment and sea life. For more information, visit WickedKitchen.com