UPDATE: Use wavier code: newdeadline to submit until July 27th!

While New York State may be on PAUSE, our pets definitely aren’t! The Roc on PAWS Pet Film Festival celebrates all the ways our pets cheer us up while staying at home. Capture a video of your pets doing…whatever it is they do best (or worst) and submit it! Proceeds will help the Cinema, Mr. Grey’s Strays, Animal Rescue Connection, and Hearthside Cats. When the Cinema re-opens, we’ll have a special screening event of selected submissions!

**Please note: Event date TBD based on when we can safely re-open**

Top prize: $100 plus ten movie passes to the Cinema Theater
2nd prize: $50 plus five movie passes
3rd prize: $25 plus one movie pass

1. The primary content of your video must be pets! This film festival is for domesticated animals only, not wildlife.

2. Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the Pet Film Festival. The Cinema reserves the right to reject submissions at their discretion.

3. If you are under 18, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to submit.

4. Parent or guardian permission is also required for any minors that appear in your video.

5. Submissions must be between 10 and 90 seconds.

6. Individuals may submit a maximum of two (2) videos.

7. Submissions cannot contain vulgar language or imagery—content must be equivalent to MPAA G rating.

8. Submissions must not depict animals being harmed or mistreated.

9. Submissions cannot contain third-party copyrighted content (example: music).

By submitting to the the Roc on PAWS Film Festival, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

The Submitter owns the copyright to all content they submit or have permission from the copyright owners if incorporating third-party content (ex. music). The Cinema does not accept any responsibility for copyright violations and the Submitter assumes sole risk of copyright infringement.

The Submitter retains copyright to their submission and grants the Cinema the non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to use, publicly perform and display, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, store, and prepare derivative works of their submission for the purpose of the Roc on PAWS Pet Film Festival, including promotional and commercial uses.

The Submitter acknowledges that anyone appearing in their video is (a) 18 years old or older and (b) consents to participation in the Roc on PAWS Pet Festival, and grants the photographer/videographer the right to record, edit, use, reproduce, publish and distribute by way of photograph, video, television and all other media (electronic or otherwise) their visual and/or audio likeness. The Submitter takes full responsibility for obtaining consent.

Technical Specifications

Submitted videos must be either .mp4, .mov, or .avi format
Submitted videos must not exceed 2gb
If filming on your phone, it is recommended that submitted videos be shot in “landscape” mode (not portrait)