Due to its continued overwhelming, sold-out success in New York City, the Dog Film Festival is expanding to visit cities across the United States for the first-time ever this summer and fall. The brainchild of Tracie Hotchner, the tour will be stopping in 12 locations, including East Hampton. The Festival honors the unparalleled connection between dogs and their families, and the Hamptons screenings will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF), with 50 percent of the Festival's net proceeds and a 10,000-bowl donation of natural pet food from sponsor Halo, Purely for Pets and Freekibble.com. Hotchner established the Festival in 2014 with the hopes of growing her Radio Pet Lady Network's outreach to teach the community about "adoption, pet wellness issues and philosophical aspects of pets in our lives."
First there were cat videos, which were shown in Southampton earlier this summer. Now, the canine crowd will have their chance to celebrate their favorite pets at the Dog Film Festival on Tuesday at Guild Hall.
Walking down the sidewalk on any summer day, it becomes obvious that many East End residents are dog lovers. Those residents often seen with a leash in hand—and any animal lover—are in for a nice treat as the one-of-a-kind Dog Film Festival comes to East Hampton.
Who let the dogs out… on the big screen? After its great success in New York City, the first ever Dog Film Festival will be touring different cities around the country, including a pit stop in the Hamptons.
Located in East Hampton, the event will help celebrate everlasting ties between people and their dogs and will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) with 50% of the festival’s net proceeds and a 10,000-bowl donation of natural pet food from Purely for Pets, Freekibble.com and Halo. ARF will also have adoptable dogs on hand.