Welcome to Season "6" of the Canine Film Festival...

Submissions are open for films or videos that have a Canine or Feline theme.
Short films up to 15 minutes or less are preferred.
Films over 8 minutes in length Must Submit a Trailer.

The goal of the Canine Film Festival is to celebrate the love and devotion that pet owners and their pets share by documenting their unique relationships, lives, and experiences through film.
These relationships bring infinite joy and purpose to our lives and thus, are most deserving of our attention, recognition, praise, and honor for the manner in which they enrich our lives.

Canine Film Festival brings together pet lovers and local business owners to raise funds for local animal rescues & shelters in South Florida!

Submissions for the 2025
All Submissions End -

Canine Film Festival

"A Day at the Movies with your Dog" The Canine Film Festival Screening of Featured Film Entries will be showcased, and the presentation of the "BARKER" Awards...
CMX brickell Center and SILVERSPOT Cinema Downtown Miami
with an "AFTER PARTY" for all of the doggies TBA...

Sniff and Greet with Celebrity Guests, Directors and Filmmakers, a Canine Fashion Show, with a delicious Brunch for you and your fur-baby... TBA

Event to benefit local animal rescues of South Florida!

To purchase event tickets, go to: COMING SOON...

Tom Stepp Photography
Keith Spurlock Photography

Fred Fran Properties / MaryAnne Lukacs
Doggie Bag Cafe and Pet Boutique
An Ideal Solution Enterprises
Connectors International
New World Symphony center
The New Barker
Silverspot Cinema
CMX Cinemas
Miami Lakes Hotel and Golf
Hotel Trouvail
Tom Stepp Photography
Kaios Productions
Equipaws Pet Service
Kool & Kute Grooming
Fairchild Gardens
Dog Friendly Miami

The "BARKER" Awards...

Visit our website for Rules, Terms and Category Information at:

CANINE entries, Must be about a dog in a lead role...
FELINE entries, Must be about a cat in a lead role...
WILD CARD Entries, Must include Animals...

Films using PROFANITY and containing VIOLENCE will NOT be accepted!

To purchase tickets for events go to:

Overall Rating
  • We were honored to have Cat Scratch Fever (The Cat Video) named an official selection. We commend the organizers for holding the festival despite a pandemic. We look forward to receiving word on when the festival might be eventually held. Michael Volpe

    October 2020
  • I really wish I was able to attend the festival. The CFF Team was friendly and on top of all the communications. A great festival to go to if you love your animals.

    May 2020
  • Mohammad ferajzadeh

    Hi and Residue - Every movie I had at the festival. But I did not invite you to the festival.

    July 2019
  • Cory Reeder

    Loved this fest and the passion of its creators and programmers. I wasn't able to attend so I can't directly speak to the hospitality and networking abilities of the festival. But if it's as good as their communication, then I have faith it's a great all-round event.

    Laly, Lori and Karen worked really hard to put together a fun event that includes great films and fun events for dogs and dog owners. I wish I could be there.

    They kept me posted every step of the way, and when I couldn't attend they let me deliver a message via video to the attendees. BTW their audience was very active. I received several messages from strangers via facebook and twitter praising our entry. *Now, that's a great audience!

    I'll submit again for sure. Great fest, better people, and dogs! What more could you ask for???

    July 2018
  • Dr. Teresa Mular

    Was very pleased with this festival and their communication was quite impressive . I couldn’t attend since I had previous arrangements which took me away from the country therefore I wouldn’t be able to comment on networking . But I highly recommend this festival and am very pleased and honored to have my film selected and entered in the screening .

    July 2018