Until such a time as food replicators improve our lives, late night viewings of food porny TV and movies will be fraught with inevitable depression that you aren't stuffing your mouth with the delicious on-screen treats. Luckily, the Food Film Festival returns to NYC at the end of October, bringing with it six edible events, 35 food films and 150 foods and beverages.

The Fest kicks off with the Kings Of BBQ on Wednesday, October 23rd, where they'll be screening Blessed by Brisket about a Jewish deli in Bed-Stuy and The Kings of BBQ: Barbecue Kuwait, which follows legendary BBQ pitmasters as they smoke up dinner for 5,000 US troops stationed in Kuwait. Alongside the films, nosh on a BBQ Brisket Dinner, Pastrami, sides and a Southern Dessert bar plus brews by Warsteiner.

Next up on October 24th, Edible Adventure #008: The Surprise Inside, with a selection of dumplings, cupcakes, tacos and other "filled treats" with screenings of Perogy!, Dumpling Tales and other stuffed films. Feast on Indian specialties from the Punjabi region at Cook, Pray, Eat: Serving 50,000 Meals at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 26th, an event in conjunction with a screening of Himself He Cooks, which chronicles the volunteers who serve meals at the aforementioned temple.

As always, the Fest reaches a feeding frenzy with The Food Porn Party and this year get ready for some hot, hot, hot fondue action. Films like Confessions of a Culinista, How To Make Burmese Faluda and That's Mandorlato! will be screened and presented alongside are dishes from the films, lots of beer and a late-night food burlesque show. The last event is Farm to Film to Table + Matt Timms' Green Chile Takedown.

Check out the full lineup here and grab your tickets soon as the screenings tend to sell out quickly. Tickets range $45 to $145 depending on the event, with a Festival-Wide VIP Pass for $595 also available. Each ticket includes all the film screenings plus food and beverages, and ticket sales once again benefit Food Bank for NYC.