BOW WOW film festival: Short Films For The Love Of Dog!

Approximately 2 hours w/Intermission • NR


Lark Theater Sun, May 19 2:00 PM


The Most Celebrated Dog Film Festival in North America!

The Bow Wow Film Fest is a joyful, traveling, dog centric collection of short films that celebrates the human canine bond.  We feature the year’s best pooch themed shorts all wrapped up in one beautiful, 90 minute, fun-loving package.  And the films change annually, so each year, there are always new movies to see!

Bow Wow is a delightful community event!  It is often used by animal welfare organizations, such as service dog or rescue groups to host an event that generates awareness of their mission as well as offering a fresh way to fundraise.

Since launching in 2015, over $200, 000 has been raised for our animal welfare partners at Bow Wow Film Festival events!

KERN PROJECT will be on hand with raffle prizes!

Bow Wow Film Fest 2018-19 Film synopsis


Ask Frank-Squirrel Interview -Filmmaker Kate Smith-Advice by a dog, for a dog.

Lester-Filmmaker-Jamie Meredith-A pup & his new owner learn to navigate the twists & turns of their lives together.

Lone Wolf-Filmmaker Ava Phillips (age 14)-A young pup seeks love in a cold place.

Gobi-Filmmaker-Pet Pals TV-The story of the amazing Gobi, her person, and how they found one another.

Camp Dogwood-Filmmaker Alysa Slay-Of course camp would be better with your dog!

Ask Frank-Where Does Mail Come From?

When I Was A Human-Filmmaker Addie Akemi Kohzu -A dog fears that he has lost the love of his owner.

Love at Steak-Filmmaker-António Vieira-Paco, a dog, owned by an adorable old lady, wakes up and finds the love of his life in an unexpected way.

Companions-Filmmaker Andrew Muse-Deep into the mountains with Kicker and Gru.

Ask Frank-Dish Licker

To The Pets-Filmmaker-Mikayla Feehan-Music video by Walkin’ Pets

Gratuitous Cat Video-The Bus Ride-Filmmaker-Esperanza Guevara-A former pet food star must resist her natural cat instincts when she is out in public.

20 Minute Intermission


Ask Frank-Adult Breath

Shakespeare Shorts-Filmmaker-Howard J. Davis-Mr. Davis & Jughead perform a scene from Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, Thus I would teach a Dog.

Asher-A Therapeutic Family Dog-Filmmaker-Claire Fraser-The story of a border collie named Asher and his family.

Working Dogs for Conservation-courtesy of Working Dogs for Conservation-A film that explores the relationship of working dogs and their handlers, filmed in Tanzania.

Mutts in Paradise-Courtesy of Great Big Story-A sanctuary for Mutts in Costa Rica.

A Dog Called Moose-Filmmakers-Shay Kuehlmann & Kate Roxburgh-Moose is a heart-warming, sometimes funny and often magical film about love, loss, and the circle of life.

Homemade Wheelchairs in Taiwan- Courtesy of Great Big Story-an engineer crafts wheelchairs for dogs.

Stacy’s Cute Rescue Dog-Filmmaker-Carl Fristedt-A dog is found on the side of the road in the Alaskan wilderness. Stacey gets in her car and drives for hours to pick the dog up. It's the start of a beautiful friendship.

Unconditional Stories-Filmmaker Kasey Klonsky-The delightful story of Jessica & Tommy.

Origin of Dogs-courtesy of The Atlantic-Science-Writer Ed Yong explains the surprising origin of dogs in light of new research.

Canine Lifeguards- Courtesy of Great Big Story-Rescue dogs in Italy!

Wake Surfing Puppy Dog-Filmmaker Andrew Muse-I wish I had this dog’s life!

Shelter to the Mountains-Filmmaker-Evan Curtis-A day in the life of Josie, once known as #3632-5.

The Kern Project is a mission to save the dogs of the Kern County Animal Shelter through rescue, foster and low-cost spay/neuter programs. Kern County has been overflowing with dogs and puppies of all ages for ten years. Sadly, over half of the dogs that came through the shelter in 2011 were euthanized for lack of space.

Northern California Family Dog Rescue, a 501c3 non-profit organization, saves great dogs from shelters all over California. Family Dog has created a special program to rescue dogs from Kern County and transport them to foster or adoptive homes in Northern California.