An Acquired Taste | Festivals
Dedicated to promoting the 70 min award-winning documentary, An Acquired Taste, Produced and directed by Vanessa LeMaire.
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  • Earth Day Film Festival

    Off grid film festival, with three days of camping, films, music, art, workshops April 21-23, 2017 on a 30 acre desert oasis, just north of Joshua Tree, California

  • Montana Premiere in Missoula

    Playing at the International Wildlife Film Festival Saturday April 22nd, at 2:30pm

  • Bentonville Film Festival 2017, May 6 at 2:00pm

    BFF is a one of a kind annual event which champions women and diversity in all aspects of entertainment media. Perfect for female film director Vanessa and hispanic character Ashlie, who will attend.

  • May 7th, 2017 at 7pm Nevada City

    As part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Highlights restropective, An Acquired Taste will be screening again at the Nevada Theatre.

  • Austin, Texas, May 19-21, 2017

    Paleo(fx) Conference, is the world's premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between.

  • International Hunter Education Conference, May 22-25, 2017 Glenedon, Oregon

    The conference will be held at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort; located South of Lincoln City on the coast of Oregon. This location is approximately 2 hours from Portland.

  • Golden, CO, Feb 23-25, 2017

    True to the spirit of Colorado, this event is supported and attended by people who value the natural world and share a passion for the power and beauty of film. Join us at the American Mountaineering Center!

  • San Rafael, CA, March 8, 2017 at 10:45

    CFI Education’s 9th annual Environmental Youth Forum returns to the Smith Rafael Film Center, showing to all schools in Marin County!

  • Sebastopol, California, March 24th, 2017

    North Bay's Premiere Documentary Film festival hosted a full house with a warm and welcming audience. A wonderful experience.

  • Nevada City, January 13-15, 2017

    The film really hit home in this smart and lively community.

  • Salem, OR, November 21st, 2016

    This film will help those working to expand participation in hunting understand the complex journey that people without a hunting background must navigate to become hunters. – Chris Willard Deputy Administrator ODFW Information & Education Division

  • Available for Public Speaking at your Event

    Enrich membership benfits! Enliven your fundraising events: Invite Vanessa LeMaire to speak at your conference, screening or special event!

  • Northwest Premiere in Bend, Oregon

    Screened Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th, 2016 in one of the coolest towns packed with breweries and filmmakers.

  • Southwest Premiere in Austin, Texas!

    Screened on Saturday Oct. 15th and Tuesday 18th, for all the foodies and cowboy boot hunters in town!

  • Oct 30th, 2016 - Shepherdstown, WV, USA

    U.S. East Coast premiere, screened Sunday October 30th to a crowd of 100 fans.

  • International Premiere

    ``An Acquired Taste`` screened at the world's largest Food & Film festival. An incredible event for all foodies who haven't visted Nova Scotia yet!

  • ``An Acquired Taste`` wins an award

    ``An Acquired Taste`` wins Best Youth Film at the Eugnene International Film Festival November 15, 2016

  • World Premiere

    The documentary was launched in the festival circuit on April 16, 2016 at the historical Roxie theatre of San Francisco. A milestone event for the crew, the five main characters and the incredibly receptive audience.

14 Film Festivals

2 Awards!

Official Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection Colorado Environmental Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection International Wildlife Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection Earth Day Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection Bentonville Film Festival, 2017

Official Selection San Francisco Green Film Festival, 2016

Official Selection Santa Cruz Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection BendFilm, 2016
Official Selection Austin Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection American Conservation Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection Devour! Food & Film Festival, 2016
Winner Best Youth Film at Eugene International Film Festival, 2016

“An extraordinary and highly unusual documentary film”
Jerry Kay, EarthNews Journal

This film has a character richness you don’t typically associate with documentaries. Bon Appétit.”
Chuck Jaffee: ‘An Acquired Taste’ worth a bite, THE UNION

“Vanessa LeMaire’s feature debut is a profound reflection on what makes us human.

An Acquired Taste, by Scott Staats, PORTLAND TRIBUNE

“A stunning and moving film, full of humor and humanity”
Laureline Amanieux, French Writer, Documentary Filmmaker

No matter how you feel about hunting or even about eating meat, you cannot help but rejoice
Documentary review by Mark Taylor, KQED TV