Welcome to Season "3" 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 long are preferred.
Films over 8 minutes in length please 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!

FREE Submissions End - December 1st, 2018
First Screening at the BARK-OFF Festival Event January 12th, 2019
Submissions End - June 1st, 2019

Canine Film Festival 2019
July 13th
July 14th

July 13, 2019 - "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...
SILVERSPOT Cinema Downtown Muamu
with an "AFTER PARTY" at Miami Lakes Hotel & Golf...

July 14, 2019 - Sniff and Greet with Celebrity Guests, Directors and Filmmakers, a Canine Summer Fashion Show, with a delicious poolside Brunch for you and your fur-kid...
Hotel Indigo in Miami Lakes...

Event to benefit local animal rescues of South Florida!

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

Tom Stepp Photography
Keith Spurlock Photography

Doggie Bag Cafe and Pet Boutique
An Ideal Solution Enterprises
The New Barker
Cinepolis Movie Theaters
Hotel Indigo
Tom Stepp Photography
Kaios Productions
SoFlo Veterinary Consultants
Fred Fran Properties / MaryAnne Lukacs

The "BARKER" Awards...

Visit our website for Rules, Terms and Category Information at:
To purchase tickets for events go to:
Coming Soon!!!

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Teresa Mular MD

    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
  • Mikayla Feehan

    The Festival was a blast and a success! I got to meet some of the other Film makers/Directors, and they were all amazing! All of the videos were so cute, and everybody who put the Festival together were so kind and supportive.

    July 2018
  • We were notified that our film was accepted into this festival by Film Freeway but that was the only correspondence we ever received. We would gladly have traveled to the fest to support the film, but we could never find out for sure when or if our film was screening.

    This may be a good event for the people who attend it, but they are not experienced in working with filmmakers so I would not waste my money on the submission fee. It's a great concept so I do hope they work out the kinks in the future.

    February 2018
  • Paul Kelly

    Thank you for nominating my short film, "Bruno, Maya and the Pothole" for a Barker Award in the Canine Comedy Category. Bruno and Maya thank you as well. They are the hardest working Chinese Shar-Pei dogs in the business. All the best to the Canine Film Festival team with future festivals and events.

    July 2017