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September 9, 2019

The Dog Film Festival

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The Dog Film Festival is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together! Why isn’t that just the most lovely thing you’ve heard all day! There are films from around the U.S. and Canada ALL ABOUT DOGS!!

What Is It?

The Dog Film Festival is a non-profit organization. In every location where it travels, an animal welfare organization in the community will be the beneficiary of a portion of every ticket. These non-profit organizations will be honored as part of the festivities at every theater and have the opportunity for education and outreach about volunteering, adoption and fostering.

The creator and director of this festival is Tracie Hotchner. She is an acclaimed pet wellness advocate and not only wrote The Dog Bible but also The Cat Bible! For over 10 years now, Hotchner has hosted nearly 550 episodes of her own Dog Talk Show. Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont with Maisie and Wanda Hotchner, her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners. She also has her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she has become the voice for pets and their people!


When and Where?

This extravaganza event runs throughout the entire day!

  • Sebastopol, California: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

  • Berkely, California: SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

  • Cary, North Carolina: SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

  • Columbia, Ohia: SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

  • Kitchener, Ontario: SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

  • Eugene, Oregon: SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

  • Kitchener, Ontario: SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

  • Arlington, Massachusetts: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

  • San Jose, California: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

  • Cleveland, Ohio: SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

  • Fort Collins, Colorado: SEPTEMBER 29, 2019


The Films and What to Expect

There are 12 short films that will be playing and takes about 2 hours for all of them! These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.

The films that are currently in the program are: Unexpected, Shit Happens, Esther - Saving Castaways, Elvis: The Lonely Hunter of Circle Beach, Dog Power, Rescue Senior Dogs, About a Dog, It's a Potcake Life, A Dog's Life, Well Groomed, Imperfect Adventure, and Ooh la la!

For more information and tickets, go to

You can also watch The Dog Film Festival On Demand at

Submit A Film

Submissions are open for films or videos that have a canine theme! Shorter films up to 30 minutes long are preferred but films of any length are welcome. They welcome any style of film that furthers the mission of the Dog Film Festival: to give dog-loving film-goers the shared experience of celebrating and illuminating the human-canine relationship. The Festival prefers online entries submitted via , which provides a free service to the filmmaker with paperless submission.

If you have any film ideas that can show how much you love and support dogs, everyone should submit a video! You can also share them with us here at BaxterBoo, even if they are just fun and adorable videos of your pup! Make sure to check out if The Dog Film Festival is coming to a city near you this season and spend some lovely time watching fabulicious videos ALL ABOUT DOGS!


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