The 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival Returns to New York City October 15 to Benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

Following its sold-out success last year and a 12-city

tour, the Dog Film Festival returns to New York City during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. The

festival celebrates the remarkable bond between dogs and their people and will benefit the

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals with 50% of proceeds.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 15, the Dog Film Festival will take over the Symphony Space 

on the Upper West Side. Kitty Doggie News will be there to celebrate.

The festival, perfect for dog lovers of all ages, comprises four separate programs of entirely

different canine-themed films. Each screening includes documentary, animated and live-

action shorts that illuminate the human-canine bond, submitted by dog-loving filmmakers

from around the world.

The Petco Foundation, whose goal is to help every animal live its best life, is the national

Presenting Sponsor of the festival.

“We are thrilled to help bring the Dog Film Festival to cities across the country,”

said Susanne Kogut, executive director of the Petco Foundation. “This series of films visually

relay the Petco Foundation’s core mission to create a better world for animals and the

people who love them. We are excited to celebrate with all dog lovers during this fun-filled

festival and showcase these wonderful films that demonstrate the positive impact dogs have

on people’s lives.”

The Alliance for NYC’s Animals, which will receive 50% of the festival proceeds, will host

one of its participating organizations on its adoption van, featuring dogs looking for their

forever homes.

“We are honored to have been selected as the beneficiary of the 2016 Dog Film Festival in

New York City,” says Jane Hoffman, President of the Alliance for NYC’s Animals. “The

Festival offers an excellent opportunity to educate people about pet adoption and other pet-

related topics, to honor dogs as true family members, and to celebrate the human-canine

bond. We are delighted to be a part of this year’s celebration.”

The festival is a way for founder and animal wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner to share her

love for dogs and give back to organizations working hard for pets in need.

Tickets for the Dog Film Festival are $15 for adults and $10 for children per screening

and can only be purchased directly from the Symphony Space via online or at the door. For

the link and more information go to

source: Dog Film Festival

photos courtesy of SNIFF and Wonder Dog


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