Boofy's Best for Pets proudly presented the inaugural Furry Burque Film Festival, showcasing short films about our furry friends, on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque. The festival was a benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue, a New Mexico-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping displaced animals have a second chance at happiness. Twelve short films from all over the world were featured in the festival, and winners were determined by audience vote.
WINNERS OF THE 2018 FURRY BURQUE FILM FESTIVAL:
FIRST PLACE: Zeus the Service Dog (Alejandro Medina, New Mexico, USA): The filmmaker was first diagnosed with epilepsy when he was seven years old, and he has had his service dog, Zeus, for a year and a half. See how Zeus has changed his life for the better.
SECOND PLACE: Feline Paralysis (Annie Laurie Medonis, Massachusetts, USA): A humorous look at a serious problem that afflicts many of us: feline paralysis (the condition in which a person is unable to move due to the presence of a cat on one's lap).
THIRD PLACE: The shelter/El albergue (David Norris, Puerto Rico): After 35 years a solitary old man will try to mend his relationship with his son by replacing the cat that he threw away when his son was a kid.
Proceeds from ticket sales, the fundraising raffle, direct donations, and a donation from event sponsor Your Pet Magazine raised $985 for Second Chance Animal Rescue! Thank you to everyone who attended and participated!
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS OF THE 2018 FURRY BURQUE FILM FESTIVAL:
Cooking With Dog Food (Nathan Ceddia, Australia)
Crazy Cat Lady: A Documentary About Rhonda (Edward Loupe, Ohio, USA)
Depression Nap (Michelle Belmont, New Mexico, USA)
Dog Meet Dog (Joaquin Rivera, New Mexico, USA)
Escamol (Silvia Santoyo, Mexico)
Fairy Tale Endings (Desiree Cawley, New Mexico, USA)
Feline Paralysis (Annie Laurie Medonis, Massachusetts, USA)
Jack (Daniele Nicolosi, Italy)
The Heather Project (Gina Davies, Canada)
The shelter/El albergue (David Norris, Puerto Rico)
Will Work for Hot Dogs (Bob Deaver, New Mexico, USA)
Zeus the Service Dog (Alejandro Medina, New Mexico, USA)
THANK YOU! GRACIAS! GRAZIE! To the filmmakers from around the planet who submitted their films to our festival to help local pets in need.
Special thanks to Weruva for sponsoring the prizes for the winning films: 1st place ($100 Visa gift card), 2nd place ($75 Visa gift Card), and 3rd place ($50 Visa gift card).
November 16, 2018: The Furry Burque Film Festival was featured in an
article in the Venue entertainment section of the Albuquerque Journal: https://www.abqjournal.com/
15, 2018: Lisa McKitrick (Boofy's Best for Pets), Susan Renick (Second
Chance Animal Rescue), and David Lansa (Your Pet Magazine) appeared on
KRQE's morning show to discuss Second Chance Animal Rescue and the Furry
Burque Film Festival. Watch here: https://www.krqe.com/news/
12, 2018: Lisa McKitrick (Boofy's Best for Pets), Susan Renick (Second
Chance Animal Rescue), and Keif Henley (Guild Cinema) appeared on KOB's
"Good Day New Mexico" to discuss the Furry Burque Film Festival. Watch