Susie Penman is 2018 Summer Film Intern

Summer film intern Susie Penman has worked as a bookseller, a baker, a journalist, and a copy editor. She’s also on her way to UNC-Chapel Hill to get her PhD in American Studies, after completing her MFA in Documentary Expression at the University of Mississippi.

Souped: The Pinto Bean Story

SFA’s latest documentary film, “Souped: The Pinto Bean Story” explores the importance of soup beans through Kentucky Chef Ouita Michel and her mentor Freda Raglin.

Fife, Drums, and Goats with Otha Turner

The Otha Turner Family Picnic is held annually on Labor Day Weekend, but there’s no reason you can’t roast goat on Memorial Day Weekend. Otha Turner is today’s barbecue film, produced by SFA’s Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.

Thursday in Hell’s Half Acre

In Hell’s Half Acre, Ricky Scott fires up whole hog barbecue on Thursdays. The rest of the week, he’s a volunteer fireman and Director of Public Works for a South Carolina county.

Documentary Film Internship Applications are due March 23

Sour, Sweet, Spicy: Making Home in Oxford, Mississippi from Southern Foodways on Vimeo. The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks applications for our second annual Summer Documentary Film Internship to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers. For two months this summer, two interns will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker, … Continued

Dol

For over 30 years Dolester “Dol” Miles has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe, and Chez Fonfon. Our latest SFA film by Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, Dol, profiles Chef Miles and her dedication to her craft.

2018 Summer Documentary Film Internship

The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks applications for our second annual Summer Documentary Film Internship to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers. For two months this summer, two interns will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker, Ava Lowrey.

SFA Film to screen at Oxford Film Festival

Ava Lowrey’s film, Johnny’s Greek and Three, has been selected for screening at the Oxford Film Festival. The film profiles chef Tim Hontzas and highlights how Greek-Southern families have shaped Birmingham dining.