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What’s new with Just Eat It!


We are honoured that Just Eat It is being recognized with two more awards nominations! These are particularly special because they allow our film to cross the borders into the worlds of mainstream journalism and food. First, Just Eat It has been selected as a finalist for the Scripps Howard Award for Environmental Reporting. It’s […]

#JustEatItTips Winner Announced!

For World Food Day and Waste Reduction Week, the Just Eat It team launched a contest to engage our followers in food waste reduction practices. We had a lot of fun seeing people put our tips to use around the world, with the highest participation from New Zealand! Our first prize contest winner is- Megan Carruthers Hodgson! Second […]

Just Eat It Available ON DEMAND

Just Eat It is now available on demand in the US and most countries around the world! As of Oct 20th, our film is available for rent and order on itunes, Amazon, xbox, and other on demand providers. If you’ve been waiting patiently to see the film, wait no longer! Here’s your chance to get […]

U.S. Aims to Reduce Food Waste by 50% in 15 Years

It could be a turning point for food waste advocates. The regulatory body Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the first ever Food Waste Reduction Goal for the United States. September 16, 2015 launched the beginning of a 15 year commitment to cut food waste in half. This ambitious target […]

To the Dominican!

We are brushing up on our Spanish and heading out next week for the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival. We will be there, in person, for the first four days of the festival, September 8th-11th.  This Festival is blowing our minds, not only with the impressive line-up of films, but with their public workshops about […]

John Oliver features Just Eat It

In a comprehensive and hilarious rant, John Oliver, with the help of Just Eat It excerpts, recently broke down the magnitude of food waste in the US for his viewers on HBO. His medley of jokes between media clips, and hard hitting facts that portray the scary reality of food in America, captured North America’s attention. The […]

Leo Awards Landed!

We can’t believe it! We walked away with an arm-full of hardware at the Leo Awards 2015!  Just Eat It won Best Feature Length Documentary Best Musical Score – Documentary  Best Direction – Documentary Program or Series.  Yipeee! We were also honored to be nominated for Best Documentary Cinematography.  The support we have received has become overwhelmingly wonderful since […]

Encore US Broadcast, tomorrow!

People all across the United States have another chance to see Just It Eat from their homes tomorrow. After MSNBC launched the Just Eat It US television premier on Earth Day, April 22 with a screening and a panel, the news team will be highlighting us once again! On Saturday, August 1st at 5pm ET, tune into MSNBC to watch […]

Grand Prize at EFFY

We’re pleased to announce that JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY was awarded the EFFY 2015 Grand Jury Prize!  Thanks to the festival and the jury and to Jonathan Bloom who was on hand to answer questions to the completely sold-out house.

Recipe: Orphaned Banana Bread

Sometimes you don’t drink a whole pot of coffee. Sometimes you rescue a few too many orphaned bananas* from the grocery store. What to do but make banana bread? Step by step instructions here: www.msnbc.com/documentaries/recipe-orphaned-banana-bread *Those bananas that have been separated from their bunches and languish forlornly on the side of the banana display.  

US Television Premiere!

At last, you’ll be able to see Just Eat It on television in the US! On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 pm ET, MSNBC will air the U.S. television premiere of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” followed by a panel moderated by MSNBC Food Correspondent and Chef, Tom Colicchio. Colicchio will […]

World TV Premiere of Just Eat It!

Mark your calendars! Just Eat It will be having its World Broadcast Premiere on Nov 4th at 9pm on BC’s Knowledge Network. If you’re in British Columbia, that means you can see it on TV. If you’re in the rest of Canada, tune into the Knowledge Network website to stream it online for free. << […]

Feeding the 5K and 1st Food Waste Forum

We just had a delicious experience in Berkley CA! The first Zero Food Waste Forum in the US and the first Feeding the 5K event kicked off  with a gleaning event at Bloomfield Organics. These wonderful farmers opened their fields to us and prepared an amazing dinner to share in their barn. Grant and I […]

Audience Award at CPH:DOX!

We’re gobsmacked. Just Eat It won the Audience Choice Award at CPH:DOX! In a fantastical ceremony (think glitter, performance art, and atmospheric music), the CPH:DOX team laid out the awards evening in style. We don’t have a better photo because we were really taken by surprise and just had one moment to throw a camera […]

WINNER! VIFF Impact Award

We are thrilled to announce that Just Eat It was awarded the VIFF Impact Award on Saturday night! This award “is intended for the director of a Canadian documentary that’s deeply concerned with social issues. It’s designed to offer some of the resources necessary to amplify the film’s message, ensuring that it resonates long after […]

Just Eat It Wins Must See BC!

A huge thank you to everyone who spread the word and voted for Just Eat It to win the #mustseeBC contest at VIFF! We won!!! That means that there will be a special encore screening of Just Eat It at the BC Spotlight Awards + Gala on October 4, 2014. All the 13 films in […]

Must See BC Competition

VIFF is running a great contest among 13 BC films, and we need your help to win! To help Just Eat It take the title “Audience Must-See-Film” at the BC Spotlight Awards + Gala on October 4, you just need to vote for us (no login required). Go to http://mustseebc.viff.org/id/17 click on vote refresh your […]

Just Eat It at VIFF

Tickets are now on sale to see Just Eat It at the Vancouver International Film Fest! We’re thrilled to be screening in our hometown, and hope you can make it to one of the screenings Sept 28, Sept 30, or Oct 6th.

Canadian Festivals Announced

Just Eat It will be hitting film festivals across Canada this Fall. See our new screenings page for details. If you work with a Canadian festival, and would like to see Just Eat It at your fest, please contact us.

WINNER – Emerging Canadian Filmmaker

Our team picked up its first festival award last week at the Hot Docs Film Fest! Grant Baldwin (our director, editor, cinematographer, composer, etc, etc) won the award for Emerging Canadian Filmmaker. Congrats to fellow Knowledge Network film The Backward Class (directed by Madeleine Grant) which won Audience Choice.  

World Premiere at HotDOCS

We’re excited to announce that Just Eat It will be having it’s World Premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto this April! This is the largest Documentary Film Fest in North America, so we couldn’t think of a better festival to kick off our festival run.

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