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 & Sunday, November 16th & 17th, 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 running time of 70 to 100 minutes for each day of the festival.

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 for each day of the festival. 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 running time is 70-100 minutes for each day of the festival (two days).

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
  • Noemi Durivou

    The Furry Burque Film Festival is such a wonderful film festival with such a good cause that benefits shelter animals! We were so honored to have been a part of it and highly recommend this film festival!

    November 2019
  • shawn Chiesa

    Although I wasn't able to attend the festival, I was honored to have my short film screened for such a beautiful cause. Congrats to the organizers for a heartfelt weekend and a great outcome with the fundraiser to help our furry friends. I hope more festivals in the future will contribute and help shelters around the country. See you next time!! Thank you all.

    November 2019
  • Carol Burpeau

    My film was accepted by the 2nd Annual Furry Burque Film Festival. From start to finish, I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this fest! I traveled from out of town and had a nice long weekend visiting the “Q”, Santa Fe and Taos. The film fest is shown at a cute retro cinema in a funky artsy district of Albuquerque. The folks that run the fest and the animal rescue that is the recipient fund raiser were very warm and welcoming. I highly recommend this film fest for anyone who wants to share their human/animal stories.

    November 2019
  • Sue Jimenez

    A terrific film festival! I had my handkerchiefs out more than once, as some films were really touching. A real "mixed bag" of submissions and very well done! Hope to have another entry in again next year. Congratulations!

    November 2019
  • Graceann Dorse

    I wasn't able to attend Furry Burque, so I can't answer to some of the review criteria like networking and hospitality, but I can say that the communication and organization was top notch. I also really appreciate the overall mission of this festival to raise money for animals in need. I'm so happy I was able to be part of their mission!

    November 2019