The Top Dog Film Festival was launched in 2017 to showcase the incredible bond between dogs and their people through independent films. Touring annually the Top Dog Film Festival screens over 2 hours of the most inspirational, heartwarming and entertaining films related to dogs and their human companions from independent filmmakers around the globe.
Including a carefully curated selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to dogs and dog lovers.
MAKINGS OF A GUIDE DOG: 30 minutes Canada
Lawrence Gunther is a conservationist, active outdoors person and professional angler. With a lifestyle that is very active in the outdoors Lawrence needs a very special guide-dog that can both guide him and be his adventure buddy. Join Lawrence on his search for the perfect guide dog partnership in his active life.
DOG’S GOT TALENT: 25 minutes Australia
What do dancing poodles in Sydney, a sheep dog from New Zealand and trick dog from Canada have in common? They all have exceptional talents in their chosen field! Meet these clever canines and be wowed by their skills!
KEEMA AND HER PACK: 10 minutes USA
Abuse, poverty, racism, and homophobia made it difficult for Keema to open her heart—until a chance encounter with a dog she’d initially feared changed the trajectory of her life, leading her to adopt rescue dogs and establish herself as a popular dog-walker in New York City, finding love along the way.
PATRICK AND GRACE: 5 minutes USA
Patrick is a young athlete who rescues an abused pit bull named Grace. Soon after, Patrick suffers a debilitating stroke during a weightlifting competition. This is the true story of a strong dog and strong man, both beaten down, building each other back up. I'll never be the athlete I was, but Grace has changed my definition of strength. —Patrick Donovan
HAPPY HOUNDS: 10 minutes USA
Linda Domer facilitates Happy Hounds prison dog program at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Maryland. The program pairs inmates with shelter dogs in need of training. With an average stay of 7 years to life the dog training program provides the inmates with a focus and sense of accomplishment while providing death row dogs with a second chance at a happy life.
INGERLATITSEQQIINEQ / Passing it on: 7 minutes Denmark
In the town of Sisimiut Greenland, Johanne one day decided to quit her 9-5 job to spend more time with her sled dogs. Today she's one of the few female full-time hunters in Greenland, who lives from reindeer hunting and tourism. Johanne wish for her grandchildren to share her path, but times are changing.
Classification: E - Exempt from classification
Duration: 2hr 15mins
Tickets $14 plus transaction fee