Cats have long been the nonchalant rulers of YouTube, but their perpetual frenemy dogs might just have them beat, with a whole festival dedicated to everyone's best friend.
After two sell-out events in August and September, the Top Dog Film Festival is coming back to Wellington for a lazy afternoon encore screening. This independent short film festival celebrates the unique and layered bond between human and hound over two hours and eight short films from around the world.
Dog Man tells the tail of Dick Russell, a trainer who has coached some 30,000 dogs; Adoption Pending follows the story of George, a two-year-old staffie cross on his path to find his forever home; To the Pets captures the tenacity and generosity of spirit found in disabled and aging pets, while Well Groomed is a tongue-in-cheek look into the elaborate world of competitive creative dog grooming.
It doesn't matter whether you're into doggos or puppers, floofs or loafs, thicc bois or long bois, the Top Dog Film Festival will make you laugh, cry, and have a hecking good time. With tickets flying out the door, Wellingtonians will be able to check out the encore screening at The Roxy Cinema in Miramar on Sunday, 4 November. Tickets are $26 for an adult and $16 for a child.
You'd be borking mad to miss it.