Screenings & Events

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We’re honored that we were chosen to be a part of the important work of SF Green Film Festival. Setting the Bar will have a screening at the Roxie Theater on Friday, September 27th at 8:00pm with a chocolate tasting afterwards featuring Dandelion Chocolate. Location address is 3117 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero. Buy tickets here!

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Setting the Bar will screen at the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival on October 18, 2019 at 7:15pm at Innis Town Hall, Toronto. Buy tickets here!


Setting the Bar will be screening at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center for the AFI Latin American Film Festival on Saturday, September 14th at 4:30pm. Find out more info here. There will be free chocolate and pisco tastings afterwards featuring Potomac Chocolate, Chocotenango and PiscoLogica!

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Setting the Bar is having a screening at the Fox Event Center hosted by local Redlands’ businesses on Monday, September 9, 2019. Screening is at 6:30pm with an after party at Aroi Mak Mak which will include specialty beers, mezcal, cocktails, and of course…delicious chocolate!

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Aroi Mak Mak is throwing an after party after the screening of Setting the Bar on September 9, 2019 starting at 8:40pm. Here is a sneak peak of one of the several delicious surprises offered. Everyone is invited!

Setting the Bar had its US premiere at DOCUTAH on September 4th at 6:20pm at Red Cliffs theater! There was also a second screening on September 6th at 11:40am at the same location for those who couldn’t make it on Wednesday. See you there!

The world premiere for Setting the Bar film will take place at the Guadalajara International Film Festival on March 12 (6:10pm) and 13 (8:40pm) and Cinemex Sania. Check out FICG34 Program (page 52) and FICG34 Catalogue (page 364) to find out more info.

Guadalajara International Film Festival is hosting a five course chocolate themed dinner after the World Premiere screening on March 12, 2019 at Chulada Restaurant. There are limited seats available so you can either contact them via Facebook messenger or call 01 33 3825 6204 to make a reservation. Hope to see you there!

Movie Night at The Collider, presented by Oskar Blues on October 24, 2017 06:30pm - 09:00pm ET in Asheville, North Carolina. 

"A Future Without Chocolate? Terrifying!"

We have partnered up with The Collider and French Broad Chocolates in a special pre-Halloween edition Movie Night at The Collider. The event will include clips from Setting The Bar Film and insights from Dan Rattigan from French Broad Chocolates who is featured in the documentary.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample single-origin chocolates while representatives of French Broad Chocolates and a climate scientist will discuss the natural environment it is produced in: climate, soil, topography. More info found here:

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Drink great mezcal; support cacao conservation education! Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate in Atlanta is hosting 4 evenings in October (October 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th) of mezcal and chocolate tastings. All proceeds go to Setting the Bar film. Spaces are limited! Buy tickets at

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On March 5th, come to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to join film Director Tim Shephard and one of the main characters of the documentary Nate Hodge from Raaka to learn about sourcing and sustainable agriculture through chocolate. Find out the details here.

On March 7th, join Director Tim Shephard at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in a special preview of selected footage from their latest documentary program, Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story, as they share the story of chocolate from bean in the Amazon to bar in high-end cafes and stores. Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt, the co-owners of Krog Street Market's Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, appear in the film and will be here to talk about their journey to creating sustainable and artisanal chocolate products. More event information here:

Director Tim Shephard presented at the Northwest Chocoalte Festival in Seattle in November 2016. He was accompanied by Nate Hodge from Raaka Chocolate, Dan Rattigan from French Broad Chocolates, Matt Weyandt from Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate and Steve Bergin from Conservation Cacao.

We had a successful production wrap party for Setting the Bar at Raaka Chocolate Factory in Redhook, New York on October 27, 2016. We had an exciting night that included the trailer screening, Q&A, Peruvian food, wine and mezcal. 

We had the premiere of the Setting the Bar trailer at the Downtown Redlands Art Walk on October 23, 2016. We were proud to be a part the Fair Chocolate & Coffee Fair hosted by Ryan and Cassi Berk from Parliament Chocolate.