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New York Dog Film Festival 2024

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WHEN: Sunday, April 21st at 1:00 PM

WHERE: GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY

COST: $6 for students. Tickets available HERE

BUS: #905

Entertain & Inspire While Supporting Shelters

The NY Dog Film Festival® exists to celebrate the bond between dogs and people around the world, as seen through the work of brilliant filmmakers. At the same time, we want to raise awareness of the life-saving work being done at small rescues and large shelters by inviting their followers to the Festival and giving 10% of every ticket directly to those local shelters.

The NY Dog Film Festival® is a medley of two hours of short films – animated, documentary and narrative films – from around the world. These entertaining and inspirational movies celebrate all the ways we love our dogs.


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2024 Program:

8th Annual NY Dog Film Festival Films [13 films, 110 min]

MACGREGOR THE SCOT [5 min] directed by Robert J Stritch

A music video celebrating a Border Collie bred to run and herd sheep whose life path takes him in a different direction

DEBORAH [3 min] directed by Anne K. Fergerson

A tribute to a woman’s lifelong love of cocker spaniels.

THE MISSING PIECE (Czech Republic) [4 min] directed by Luis Madrid

A clever Border Collie sets out to fill in the missing photograph in her family’s photo display.

AMBER’S HALFWAY HOME [23 min] directed by Melissa Armstrong & Jason Pidgeon

A day in the life of a special rescuer in the fields and dog pounds of western Tennessee.

YOU CAN’T SHRINK LOVE [5 min] directed by Veena Rao

An artist gives life to the memories of our most beloved companions – in miniature.

47 SECONDS [4 min] directed by Nepal Arslan

The true story of a film found in an old camera showing a small white dog on a beach – that seems to have time traveled into the filmmaker’s own life present.

RANGER: CANINE ALPINIST [8 min] directed by Ned Thanhouser

A documentary recounting the life of an Alsatian Shepherd dog who was a favorite of local climbers in the 1920s and 1930s, accompanying them to the summit of Mt. Hood over five hundred times.

FILMING DOGS (Australia) [10 min] directed by Peta Hitchens

A documentary following a small scruffy terrier called Ra as she attends an animal actor audition

with three other dog actors.

LINCHPINS OF DEAD DOG ISLAND (Puerto Rico) [13 min] directed by Aja Nikiya

A documentary directed by the protagonist of this documentary showcasing the women she worked alongside in Puerto Rico to save animals from the streets and after Hurricane Maria.

BARC IF YOU NEED HELP [13 min] directed by Tula Asselanis

Teenagers incarcerated in a juvenile detention center are chosen for a special project where they live with and train rescued shelter dogs.

SET ADRIFT (UK)  [8 min] directed by Jen Sheridan

When Patch’s beloved owner goes missing in the sea, the little dog has to work out what is real and what is just a memory.

BEAR THE COURTHOUSE CANINE [5 min] directed by Michelle Williams

All about Bear, a specifically trained Labrador who gives support and comfort to children having to give courtroom testimony in the criminal justice system. 

RILEY LOVES PASTA [2 min] directed by Katie Shifley & Kendra Wissel

A culinary journey for a dog who counts the days until “pasta night”!

Program is subject to change without notice.

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.


April 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm