New York Dog Film Festival 2022-2023

The NY Dog Film Festival is an annual philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people.

The Festival is a program of short films with a canine theme - a medley of animated, documentary and narrative films from around the world.  The Festival premieres every year at a theater in New York City and then travels to theaters in cities across the United States and Canada, with a portion of every ticket benefiting a local rescue devoted to canine welfare.

This was the most competitive year ever, with 64 submissions of films from all over the world - Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Iran Islamic Republic, Israel, Italy, Mexico,Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey.

MY ONE BEST FRIEND [3 min] 64-year-old Robert Short, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
A music video celebrating the love, loyalty and trust between dogs and their humans.

DOGS OF 2020 [1 min] Director Manav Menon from India
A tribute to canines who supported humans during the pandemic.

KIMO & JAZZ [9 min] from Mutual Rescue
A documentary about Jazz, a shy shelter dog who helps Kimo in his struggle to come out as gay in a conservative Mormon family, and supports him through taking care of his father in his final illness.

ANDY [7 min] 58-year-old director James Wheless from Petaluma, California
The animated story of a puppy raised to be a service dog who had to overcome a series of personal challenges to find his purpose in life.

LEFT BEHIND [11 min] 25-year-old director Andrea B. Millan in La Paz, Mexico
A documentary about a refuge for abandoned dogs in La Paz, Mexico, the dedicated volunteers who care for them, and the happy endings for two of the hard-to-adopt resident dogs.

MY INVISIBLE FRIEND [4 min] Student director Shelly Rosner from Israel
An animated story about a dog who brings social justice to his master, who is a janitor the dog follows to work every day on the bus.

THE WALKERS - [8 min] 29-year-old co-directors Giulia Dussollier & Clara Benoit-Jacoby from Paris, France
A quirky documentary following the relationships between a few women and their dogs, seen only from the canine perspective.

MY HOMELESS DOG [3 min] Young Swedish director Ebba Yttermyr
A documentary about an Irish puppy who was left at a dog pound in Cork, Ireland. A year later, his new owner in Sweden ponders how he found his way to her family.

THE MEET UP [2 min].76-years-young writer/director Donna Guthrie
An animated version of Boy Meets Girl story with the help of his best friend, his Dachshund.

KOPEKCI [11 min] 36-year-old director Hayrettin Alan from Turkey
A haunting documentary about a brave soul who makes rounds in his truck to deliver food to the packs of glorious stray dogs who scrabble to survive outside the town of Van, Turkey.

GONE FOR GOOD [4 min] 27-year-old director Deepanjali from Brooklyn, New York.
An animated story about how Whiskey, a pug, feels when his mistress leaves home for college.

ADAM [13 min] 45-year-old writer/director Hope Elizabeth Martinez from El Paso, Texas.
Introducing a glorious young actress, this narrative film follows a lonely teenage girl, whose single mother is always away on business and whose only friend is her aging dog Adam.

SUPER PUP [2 min] 14 yr old director Nathaly Orrego from West Jordan, Utah
A young girl challenges misconceptions about Pit Bulls as she shares her positive experience living with Cocoa, an adopted Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

UNDERDOGS [15 min] 26-year-old director Alex Estrella
Documentary about the dog training program at the California Men's Colony in Central California, where a special connection forms between dogs and their inmate handlers, as the prisoners lovingly train them to be service dogs.

PRIME SUSPECT [2 min] 22-year-old director Gail Albright from Coppell, Texas
An animated saga about a cat detective in Mew York - where all the steaks have been eaten by someone they are calling the “Sirloin Snatcher” and a guilty-looking canine tries to avoid suspicion by masquerading as a cat- but will his façade hold up?

MAX THE DOG-UMENTARY [3 min] 22-year-old director Brandon Sanchez from Downey California.
A sweet documentary about a rural town of Southern California where the “elected” mayor is a Golden Retriever named Max, a beacon of positivity to the citizens of Idyllwild.

DESPERADO DINGOES [1 min] 22-year-old director Phair Elizabeth Hardin from New Milford, Connecticut.
An animated tale of two cowboy dogs who get into an altercation in a saloon after one accuses the other of taking his bone


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