Sunday, December 2nd
WHERE: SVA Theater - 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
Purchase Tickets HERE
A portion of every ticket benefits the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
4th ANNUAL NY DOG FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMS
1:00pm & 2:45pm
A gift at the door if you buy tickets to both programs
[There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people - and no animals were harmed - in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but are intended for adult audiences - with sophisticated ideas and subtle themes. The programs are best for more mature children who may be accustomed to “foreign-type” films. ]
PROGRAM #1 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (69 minutes) 1:00pm
OH MY DOG! (1 min) Marco Comandini’s animated story of what happens when a dog being transported by plane falls out of his crate on arrival.
PUREBRED LOVE (19 min) Holly Dupej follows three purebred dog breeders, their passion for their dogs, and the quirky world of dog showing.
FROM SHELTER TO MOUNTAINS (1 min) Evan Curtis shows us the life change for a shelter dog who gets adopted into an idyllic outdoor life.
GOODNIGHT, FRIEND (19 min) Rowenna Baldwin’s touching look at how we face and feel about the end of our beloved pets’ lives.
BILLIE (4 min) Maki Yoshikura’s animated film from a dog’s point of view when her elderly owner passes away and she has to wait for a new family to start a new life.
DOGS PLAYING FOR LIFE: The Playgroup Change (4 min) Tucker Eurman shows the mutual transformation of shelter dogs and their handlers when Dogs Playing for Life liberates the dogs from their cages into outdoor playgroups.
IT TAKES AN ISLAND: Saving the Aruba Cunucu Street Dog (15 min) Michael Bulda’s documentary about the determined volunteers working against difficult odds on behalf of the unfortunate street dogs trying to survive on this otherwise beautiful island.
ESCAMOL(4 min) Silvia Santoyo’s narrative from the point of view of Escamol, a rescued dog who feels left out when his adopter brings home more dogs.
TO THE PETS (2 min) Lisa Murray’s upbeat music video about people and pets - some of whom happen to be using wheelchairs.
PROGRAM #2 IT’S A DOG’S LIFE (71 minutes) 2:45pm
“I…” (1 min) From Iran, Mahdi Kamrani’s filmed “love letter” to many kinds of dogs, and the people who need and appreciate them.
MEANT TO BE (10 min) Yuan Yue’s documentary about a volunteer therapy dog and the 4th grade boy he helps to read.
NO HOME WITHOUT YOU (4 min) Amy Rivard’s “visual poem” about the unconditional love and magic that dogs bring to our lives.
FINDING SHELTER (30 min) Erin Parks’ documentary follows a British family that moves to Bulgaria, where they are so moved by the plight of homeless dogs and cats that they open the first (and therefore controversial) local animal shelter and adopt out dogs internationally.
LADY B's FIRST WINTER: Puppy to Avalanche Dog (23 min) Scott Ransom’s documentary about raising a puppy to be an avalanche rescue dog, filmed in the gorgeous Telluride mountains.
GOOD BOY (3 min) Heather Rodgers animated tale of an abandoned puppy on his journey to his Forever Home.
Program subject to change without notice