Lighthouse International Film Festival Goes to the Dogs



Cats rule the Lighthouse Intercontinental Film Society’s virtual screenings this week, many thanks to the New York Cat Festival’s selection of 11 limited films working with felines. But doggy enthusiasts will have their time as nicely, beginning on March 22 by means of March 29 when the LIFS will characteristic the New York Metropolis Pet Film Pageant. Meows will give way to barks.l
“The Pet dog Film Competition is an annual celebration of the like concerning puppies and their persons via limited movies from all around the globe that inspire, educate and entertain,” states the LIFS. “They are documentary and fiction movies, from 1 minute to 30 minutes in length, every single with a a tale to notify – and at the heart of the story, there will be a pooch (or various!). The software, which operates for about two several hours in whole, is created for grownup audiences but will also be pleasant for youngsters 10 and up. Right after buy you have 30 times to perspective.”
Sponsored by Buddy’s Pet Store, Sandy Paws Pet Sitting Services, the Very long Seashore Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, and Wildflowers by the Lighthouse, the Doggy Film Pageant will aspect 8 brief movies.
“No Property With no You,” directed by Amy Rivard, is a “visual poem” about the unconditional adore and magic that canine carry to our lives. It is 4 minutes prolonged.
“Lady B’s Very first Wintertime,” directed by Scott Ransom, is a 23-moment documentary about elevating a puppy dog to be an avalanche rescue pet dog, filmed in the Telluride mountains of Colorado.
“Finding Shelter” is a 30-moment documentary directed by Erin Parks that tells the tale of a British loved ones that moves to Bulgaria and opens that country’s to start with neighborhood animal shelter following currently being moved by the plight of homeless puppies and cats.
“Dogs Participating in for Life” is a four-minute film directed by Tucker Eurman that demonstrates the mutual transformation of shelter dogs and their handlers when Dogs Actively playing for Existence liberates the canine from their cages into outside playgroups.
“Purebred Adore,” 19 minutes lengthy, follows three purebred canine breeders and their passion for their puppies and the quirky world of pet demonstrating. It is directed by Laura O’Grady.
“It Can take an Island,” directed by Michael Bulda, is a 15-minute documentary about volunteers doing the job against complicated odds to preserve the unlucky road puppies making an attempt to survive on the island of Aruba.
“Escamol,” a four-minute limited directed by Silvia Santoyo, is a narrative from the place of check out of a rescued puppy that feels still left out when his adopter brings household much more puppies. It is a pet’s look at of a typical human expertise when a single baby abruptly has to offer with owning to share his parents’ affections with a younger sibling.
“From Shelter to Mountains” is a a person-minute flick directed by Evan Curtis, who demonstrates the spectacular lifetime improve of a shelter puppy that gets adopted into an idyllic out of doors lifestyle.
Tickets for the Pet Movie Competition are $12 and might be ordered from March 22 by way of March 29 at the Lighthouse Worldwide Film Festival’s internet site, lighthousefilmfestival.org.  —R.M.

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