The world is not all cat videos: Film festival goes to the dogs

By Jacob Nierenberg


Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day, and on Sunday, you’ll be able to take your dog to the movies. That’s right — the world’s first film festival for our four-legged friends is coming to Seattle. 

Independent | LA’s first Dog Film Festival features howl-out-loud comedies and ruff, tough true stories

by Tim Walker

The event is sponsored by the Petco Foundation and 50 per cent of ticket sales go to animal welfare organizations.

This weekend, the city that’s home to both the American movie industry and Cesar Millan’s Dog Psychology Centre is melding movies and mutts for the first ever Los Angeles Dog Film Festival. On 5 June, dogs and their owners can attend two programs of dog-based short films at the Crest Theatre in Westwood, which, according to the festival’s website, “illuminate ways that dogs and people touch each others’ lives.”

Examiner | Dogs come to the rescue bringing joy, love and laughter at the Dog Film Festival

by Christine Zeiger

Doggy detectives are on duty in artist William Wegman’s highly-acclaimed film “The Hardly Boys In Hardly Gold”, starring four of his famous Weimaraners Fay Ray, Battina, Crooky and Chundo, who prove dogs have a knack of making humans howl with laughter.

KOMO 4 TV News | First Ever Dog Film Festival Hits Seattle in June

by Gena Wynkoop

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As if Seattle wasn't overflowing with dog-obsessed people already, this summer the first ever Dog Film Festival is stopping in Seattle on Sunday, June 26th.

The Hollywood Times | Melissa Rivers Announced as Honorary Hostess for the Dog Film Festival Los Angeles Kick Off Pooch Party

LOS ANGELES, CA – When Tracie Hotchner launched the inaugural Dog Film Festival™ in New York City in October 2015, she dedicated it in loving memory to her godmother Joan Rivers, “the ultimate dog lover herself”.  Today, the Dog Film Festival™ is proud to announce Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter, as the honorary hostess for the Dog Film Festival™. Melissa is also the goddaughter of Hotchner, the founder and president of the Dog Film Festival™.