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SmartBones Sponsors Second Annual New York City Dog Film Festival


September 6, 2016

SmartBones is a proud sponsor of this year’s annual New York City Dog Film Festival at the Symphony Space (human only venue) on the west side of Broadway and 95th Street from 10am to 10pm on Saturday, October 15. The Dog Film Festival is a celebration of the love between dogs and their people, and the animal welfare groups that bring them together.

The Dog Film Festival grew out of Tracie Hotchner’s desire as a pet wellness advocate to expand her Radio Pet Lady Network’s outreach to educate about adoption, pet wellness issues and philosophical aspects of pets in our lives. The Festival is a unique way of honoring dogs as true family members by bringing together like-minded people to experience global filmmakers’ celebration of the human-canine bond. Tracie has chosen films that inspire, educate and entertain, and are appropriate for all members of the family.

This second annual film festival will include four themed programs that are each two hours long, anchored by a longer film and preceded by a medley of animated, narrative and documentary shorts. Programs take place at 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 8 pm. The schedule is as follows:

  • 11am program:”Dogs British Style: The English View of Dogs”
  • 2 pm program: “Dogs in the Outdoors: Adventure & Sport”
  • 5 pm program: “Love Makes the World Go Round: Who Rescued Whom?”
  • 8 pm program: “The Champions: An Uplifting Tale of Redemption”

The event beneficiary, The Alliance for NYC’s Animals, will receive 50% of ticket sales. A Dog Lover’s All-Access Pass provides VIP seating and the ability to sample all four films, priced at $40.

“We continue to partner with The Dog Film Festival because we believe it is such a meaningful and fun event,” said SmartBones Vice President of Marketing, Maggie Marchese. “We will have brand ambassadors on site throughout the day to greet attendees and to offer free SmartBones samples and educational brochures. Pet parents will have the opportunity to learn about the many benefits of our products and which bones are most appropriate for their furry friends.”

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