Welcome to Season "4" 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, 2019
First Screening at the BARK-OFF Festival Event January 2020
Submissions End - June 1st, 2020

Canine Film Festival 2020
July 11th
July 12th

July 11, 2020 - "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 Miami
with an "AFTER PARTY" at Miami Lakes Hotel & Golf...

July 12, 2020 - Sniff and Greet with Celebrity Guests, Directors and Filmmakers, a Canine Summer Fashion Show, with a delicious Brunch for you and your fur-kid...
Miami Lakes Jotel and Golf...

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
Miami Lakes Hotel and Golf
Tom Stepp Photography
Kaios Productions
Equipaws Pet Service
Kool & Kute Grooming

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:
Coming Soon!!!

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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