The Dog Film Festival is the first film and literary festival focused on Dog in his relationships with humans. Empathy, Nature, Environment and Emotional Values are the main evaluation issues in the judgment of selections. The festival is addressed to three categories of participants - Professionals, Lovers and Writers. This channel allows only Professionals (production and distribution companies and independant videomakers) to register their works.
The initiative, conceived by Artix (Rome, Italy), enjoys the patronage of the Italian Red Cross and FNOVI (National Federation of Italian Veterinary Orders), Partner is Trip for Dog, Media partner Dimensione Suono Soft Radio (Rome, Italy).

a) DFF Bau Award - Dog as Best Character
b) DFF Director Award - Best director
c) DFF Trainer Award - Best trainer
d) DFF Corto Award - Best short film
e) DFF Doc Award - Best documentary
f) DFF Cartoon Award - Best animated film

Online on from March 15th, 2021

1) Organization
Dog Film Festival is a cultural event promoted by Artix cooperative society, based in Rome, Tax Code / VAT number 10585121006, hereinafter called Organization.

2) Producers Section
The Producers Section is the section in competition of Dog Film Festival reserved exclusively for:
a) cinema and / or television and / or multimedia production or distribution companies;
b) professional videomakers;
hereinafter referred to as Participants.

3) Announcement
This Call exclusively regulates the relations between the Organization and Participants for the execution of the activities relating to the Producers Section of Dog Film Festival.

4) Admitted works, essential requirements
By the latest date of May 30, 2021 it is allowed to register in the Producers Section only feature films and short films, including animation, TV films, also serials, documentaries and web series, hereinafter referred to as Works, which meet the following essential requirements:
a) have as protagonist, co-protagonist or interpreter, in any role and modality, one or more dogs;
b) have been distributed in cinema, television, home video and web circuits starting from January 2018;
c) if unreleased, they have been produced starting from January 2020.
Works already presented and possibly awarded in other Festivals can also be registered.

5) Terms, methods and registration fee
a) Each Participant can submit one or more Works to the Writers Section.
b) Registration is FREE upon registration and submission of the Works by May 30, 2021.
c) Works arriving after 30 May 2021 will be excluded from the Festival.

6) Methods of sending the Works
a) The Works of the Producers Section must be registered to the Festival only through the FilmFreeway platform (
b) The Works must be sent together with the Participation Form.
c) The Works must be made available exclusively by means of a link that allows the Jury to view them in streaming
d) The Organization reserves the right to invite Works at its discretion.

7) Reasons for exclusion
in case of subsequent confirmation of the lack of the essential requirements referred to in article 4) of this Call, the Works will be excluded and the Registration Fee will not be returned.

Overall Rating
  • Doroti Polito

    Very Nice experience🤙🐶
    unfortunately due to covid we were unable to receive the awards live and get to know each other. But very nice!

    November 2021

    It was a great opportunity for me to film my dog and get selection for our short film.

    August 2021
  • thanks to Dog festival for giving me the opportunity to participate and win as best documentary.
    this award goes to all the volunteers and all the stray dogs I met on my path! Thank you very much

    August 2021
  • Dear Festival Organisers
    Thank you for picking our film “Being Alive!” as an official selection. Been a lovely experience and truly an honour. Congratulations to all the amazing winning films.

    August 2021
  • Un Festival innovativo ed originale. Grazie per aver selezionato il mio corto "Vita da cani".

    July 2021