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Top Dog Film Festival @ Suter Art Gallery

Friday 15th October 2021

The Top Dog Film Festival will wag its tail in cinemas around the country sharing a 2 hour collection of short independent films from around the globe, all about dogs! The cunningly canine filled program of heart-warming and inspiring dog films is back for a 2021 tour.

Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2021 Top Dog Film Festival. From the talented dancing Poodles to the award winning New Zealand sheep dogs. Join us on a journey to find the perfect guide dog for an outdoorsman in Canada and meet the New York dog walker winning over her pack.

Meet 4 legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all those they encounter. Meet the last of the breed to sled dogs in Greenland and the women who is committed to keeping their legacy alive. Experience heartfelt stories of overcoming adversity thanks to man’s best friend and take a look at the prison program transforming the lives on inmates and rescue dogs.

The 2021 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.

This carefully curated program of short canine-themed films is comprised of

Family Friendly Featured


October 15




Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Adult $28, Child $18

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