Boofy's Best for Pets proudly presents the 2nd Annual Furry Burque Film Festival, showcasing short films about our furry friends! The festival is a fundraising benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue, a New Mexico-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping displaced animals have a second chance at happiness.

Furry Burque Film Festival takes place at 1 pm on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, NM. Amateurs, students, and professionals are all welcome to submit their films and videos, and New Mexico filmmakers in particular are encouraged to participate. Films should have a positive pet- or animal-related theme and may be narrative, documentary, or animated in nature. Preferred length is between 5 minutes and 20 minutes, with a planned total festival running time of 70 to 100 minutes.

Certificates and nominal prizes will be awarded to 1st ($100 Visa gift card), 2nd ($75 Visa gift card), and 3rd ($50 Visa gift card) place films as decided by audience vote. However, everyone who enters is a winner for supporting animal rescue!

Furry Burque Film Festival accepts positive pet- and animal-related short films or videos between 5 minutes and 20 minutes in length. Films may be narrative, documentary, or animated in nature. The planned total festival running time is 70-100 minutes.

Amateur, student, and professional filmmakers are welcome to submit entries. Filmmakers from New Mexico are particularly encouraged to submit their work to enhance the local flavor of the event.

The entry fee is $10 per submission for all entrants. Due to the charitable fundraising mission of the Festival, entry fees are nonrefundable. For multiple entries, please note that each film entered must have a separate entry form and entry fee.

Entrants accept all rules and regulations of Furry Burque Film Festival and must be 18+ years old. Young filmmakers under 18 years old must have written adult consent by a parent or guardian.

The filmmaker represents and warrants that the submitted material is an original work and that there are no disputes regarding ownership of the submission. The filmmaker represents and warrants that the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and he/she fully indemnifies the Festival against any claim made for such violations of the law. The filmmaker understands that failure to adhere to the Festival rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee. The filmmaker agrees to hold Furry Burque Film Festival, Boofy's Best for Pets, Guild Cinema, and Second Chance Animal Rescue harmless from and defends them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not they are groundless, based on any film submitted to the Festival.

Films that are not in the English language must be subtitled or dubbed.

Films are welcome that may have been previously seen by the public.

By submitting a film, the filmmaker agrees to the following conditions:

The Furry Burque Film Festival will screen films digitally and therefore accepts only digital submissions viewable online. Chosen films will be transferred to compilation DVD or .mp4 file for screening purposes. Filmmaker is responsible for supplying a high resolution format of their film upon acceptance. Contact the Festival Director for assistance if needed.

Filmmakers will be notified of their status by October 31, 2019, by email. Filmmakers of chosen films will receive 1 free ticket to attend the festival. Festival will not pay travel expenses for filmmakers whose films have been selected for screening at the festival.

Furry Burque Film Festival does not pay screening fees for theaters under any circumstance. By submitting your film, you are agreeing to screen your film without a screening fee or any other compensation if it is selected.

For promotional and publicity purposes, brief clips of any film entered into the Festival may be shown on any network, the internet, or related media, including promotion by our sponsors.

Furry Burque Film Festival reserves the right to include any accepted films on any format used for promotional purposes.

No additional grant of rights is implied or intended, and filmmaker retains all other rights to the film.

Decisions of the Festival Director regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be binding on all parties.

Submitting a film to the Furry Burque Film Festival implies acceptance of these rules and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Bob Deaver

    A fun festival that benefits animal rescue. The selections were a great mix of humorous and serious. The films were played without any problems (having been to a lot of festivals, this is rare). The people behind this are good people.

    November 2018
  • Lidia Napoli

    A lovely festival for animal lovers to raise funds for a good cause.
    I deeply recommend it!!

    November 2018