Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
6:22 PM 20th April 2021

Top Dog Film Festival – New Virtual Event! 30 April -3 May

The Top Dog Film Festival is back in the UK and Ireland this April, with a brand-new collection of heart-warming films celebrating the incredible bond between dogs and their human companions.

Showing virtually, the Top Dog Film Festival features uplifting short films about our four-legged friends from around the world. The line-up includes stories of hard-working police and medical dogs, inspirational rescue dogs, fearless adventure dogs and more!

“The bond between humans and dogs can be profound, and these films celebrate the fabulous four-legged friends whoenrich our lives,” says tour director Nell Teasdale.

“Whether you’re a dog owner or just like animals, this new collection offilms isguaranteed to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with man’s best friend all over again.”

As well as delightful doggy films, viewers have exclusive access to behind-the-scenes Q&As with film-makers, and a dedicated kids’ zone for young animal lovers.

The virtual event will also feature a live prize draw to win fantastic pup-related prizes.

The show starts on Friday 30 April. Films begin at 7.30pm, with viewers invited to explore the virtual foyer from 6.30pm, where they can enter the prize draw, take on the ultimate Top Dog Film Festival quiz and much more.

The viewing window is open for 72 hours.

“We’re delighted to be bringing these inspirational films into your living room – with the added bonus that your dogs can watch along as well,” says Nell.

“So grab the popcorn, make a brew and snuggle up with your pets – we can’t wait to ‘virtually’ see you for a night of heart-warming entertainment!”

The Top Dog Film Festival is produced by the team behind the Banff Mountain Film Festival in the UK and Ireland, and is running as part of their Spring Series of virtual events, which also includes the brand-new Feel Good Film Festival, showing until 10 May.

For more information and tickets, see You’d be barking mad to miss it!

Film highlights include:

photo credit Janik Steiner
photo credit Janik Steiner
Paws and Wheels
Oli Dorn is one of Germany’s best mountain bike riders, and he’s rarely seen without his trusty Australian shepherd Balu. With stunning cinematography, Paws and Wheels shows not only how much fun you can have on two wheels, but how much fun you can have on four paws! This short film is a story of epic trail shredding, but also friendship and the unbreakable bond that comes from sharing your hobby with your best furry friend.

Dr Dog
All dog-lovers know that our four-legged friends are therapeutic, but Dr Dog takes this to the next level. In this extraordinary film, we join dogs working in the field of medicine, from cancer and diabetes detection dogs, to dogs making life-changing donations at the doggy blood bank. Full of heart-warming moments and incredible feats of science, this is a unique insight into the canine companions who help dogs and humans alike.