I’m totally that “crazy lady” that wants to take my dogs with me everywhere. I love eating out at restaurants with them and take them on 99.9% of my vacations.
There are a lot of places they can’t go though. I either don’t do those things or suck it up and go without them.
A couple of months ago I heard about a dog-centric film festival – The Bow Wow Film Festival.
UPDATED: NOVEMBER 24, 2018
The Bow Wow mission is to bring together dog lovers to “celebrate the joy we feel when we are with our pups, be it the desert, the dog park or snuggling on the couch!”
Conceived in 2014, Bow Wow Film Fest has quickly become the premier traveling dog film festival in the US.
Depending on the venue, you can even bring your dog to some of the shows.
Whether your furry friend can join you or not, the festival is amazing because it completely revolves around dogs – he movies feature dogs and the film festival benefits dogs.
This traveling film festival is hosted by local rescues, shelters, and organizations that help animals. Although the exact percentage varies, a large portion of the ticket sales go to the host rescue or animal organization.
These movies are right up our (my) alley too. The films in the festival range from outdoor-adventure focused stories, touching stories, funny stories and skits, and stories about our relationship with pets.
The festival features about 90 minutes of lovingly curated, fun filled and delightful dog-centric short films.
I first heard of this festival in 2016 and was hooked when I saw the sneak-peek at all of the films in the trailer below.
The one that especially caught my eye is basically a ski movie with a dog. Umm… more please!
Another is Savor – a film about the inner secret that dogs and cats seem to possess when it comes to enjoying life.
Those films were from a previous festival but the Bow Wow Film Festival folks work hard to create an awesome new lineup every season. You can check out the current schedule and tour dates HERE.
This is the trailer for the 2018/2019 season:
They’ll be adding new shows for the 2019 season though so be sure to keep your eyes on their Facebook page events schedule.
About the team who runs the film festival:
“The Bow Wow team lives in the beautiful state of Colorado. We love to be entertained & informed! We have a sense of social responsibility. We believe that treating all creatures with respect is not just good for creatures but makes us better humans.”
If you know an animal rescue that might like to host this film festival as part of their fund-raising efforts, have them check out THIS PAGE.
If you have created a film about dogs, or the human-animal bond, that you think might be a good fit for this festival, you can submit your movie HERE.