New York Dog Film Festival 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024

The NY Dog Film Festival® is a medley of nearly two hours of short films – animated, documentary and narrative – from around the world. These entertaining and inspirational movies celebrate all the ways we love our dogs. At the same time, we want to raise awareness of the life-saving work being done at small rescues and large shelters. In every location where the Dog Film Festival® travels, an animal welfare organization in the community will be the beneficiary of a portion of every ticket. For this screening, that organization is the Animal Protective Foundation. The APF will have information available about their organization at the event.

Not rated. 13 films. 110 minutes.

This year’s line-up:

MacGregor the Scot [5 min] directed by Robert J Stritch
A music video celebrating a Border Collie bred to run and herd sheep whose life path takes him in a different direction

Deborah [3 min] directed by Anne K. Fergerson
A woman talks about her love for her rescued cocker spaniels.

The Missing Piece (Czech Republic) [4 min] directed by Luis Madrid
A clever Border Collie sets out to fill in the missing photograph in her family’s photo display.

Amber’s Halfway Home [23 min] directed by Melissa Armstrong & Jason Pidgeon
A day in the life of a special rescuer in the fields and dog pounds of western Tennessee.

You Can’t Shrink Love [5 min] directed by Veena Rao
An artist gives life to the memories of our most beloved companions—in miniature.

47 Seconds [4 min] directed by Nepal Arslan
The true story of a film found in an old camera showing a small white dog on a beach—that seems to have time traveled into the filmmaker’s own life present.

Ranger: Canine Alpinist [8 min] directed by Ned Thanhouser
A documentary recounting the life of an Alsatian Shepherd dog who was a favorite of local climbers in the 1920s and 1930s, accompanying them to the summit of Mt. Hood over five hundred times.

Filming Dogs (Australia) [10 min] directed by Peta Hitchens
A documentary following a small scruffy terrier called Ra as she attends an animal actor audition with three other dog actors.

Linchpins of Dead Dog Island (Puerto Rico) [13 min] directed by Aja Nikiya
A documentary directed by the protagonist of this documentary showcasing the women she worked alongside in Puerto Rico to save animals from the streets and after Hurricane Maria.

Barc If You Need Help [13 min] directed by Tula Asselanis
Teenagers incarcerated in a juvenile detention center are chosen for a special project where they live with and train rescued shelter dogs.

Set Adrift (UK) [8 min] directed by Jen Sheridan
When Patch’s beloved owner goes missing in the sea, the little dog has to work out what is real and what is just a memory.

Bear the Courthouse Canine [5 min] directed by Michelle Williams
All about Bear, a specifically trained Labrador who gives support and comfort to children having to give courtroom testimony in the criminal justice system. 

Riley Loves Pasta [2 min] directed by Katie Shifley & Kendra Wissel
A culinary journey for a dog who counts the days until “pasta night!”

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

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