Streaming Film Festivals

Mutual Rescue
presents selected films from
past theatrical screenings at the 
NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals

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Mutual Rescue is proud to bring you this special selection of films in a variety of cinematic styles.

Are you a dog person? Watch films all about dogs and the people they love. Are you a cat lover? Sit back and indulge in films featuring fabulous felines.

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My Trail Dog

My Trail Dog

South Africa

5 min

Dean Leslie’s lyrical look at a loner in the Alps who runs with his companion dogs for the pure joy of it.

A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog

UK

9 min

Jonna McIver’s documentary about a boy with a rare disease and the physically challenged abandoned dog he adopts.

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody’s Perfect

USA

7 min

Victoria Carwin’s touching documentary about an Australian couple who finds purpose by taking in disabled dogs who “carry on regardless.”

Denali

Denali

USA

8 min

Ben Moon honors the life of Denali, his husky-pit mix, extolling everything they have meant to each other.

Fospice Dog Sid

Fospice Dog Sid

USA

3 min

Maggie Amiano’s documentary about a couple who gives a last-chance-at-happiness to Sid, a dog with little time left.

Imperfect Adventure

Imperfect Adventure

USA

5 min

Mallory Paige’s documentary chronicles her decision to overcome a lifetime of doubts and fears to go on a bold motorcycle adventure with her companion Lab in the sidecar.

There's Something About Molly

There’s Something About Molly

UK

7 min

British director Sue Carpenter’s love tribute to her Lab, Molly, who taught her how to experience and give love.

If I Could Talk

If I Could Talk

USA

7 min

Shawn Welling’s voiceover imagining of his rescued dog’s appreciation of his new life.

The Present

The Present

Germany

4 min

Jacob Frey’s award-winning animated story of a video-playing boy who harshly rejects the special puppy his mother gives him—at first.

Just Visiting

Just Visiting

USA

2 min

Charlie Kothe’s animated sci-fi tale showing how a “cool cat” behaves.

Cats Cradle - Jonathan Napolitano

Cat's Cradle

USA

12 min

Jonathan Napolitano’s documentary about a retired couple who transforms their farmhouse into a senior living facility and hospice for cats.

Rescue

Rescue

USA

2 min

Lava Sheets’s self-portrait of a disabled woman whose devoted cat is the only one there to console her.

Akamatsu the Cat

Akamatsu the Cat

USA

10 min

Ian Christopher Goodman’s documentary about his brave paraplegic cat, Akamatsu.

Furball

Furball

Canada

6 min

Jason Rogerson’s imagining of how far a demanding cat will go to get his person’s attention.

Scaredy, the Cat

Scaredy, the Cat

USA

8 min

Markie Hancock’s heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat at New York City’s Riverside Park.

Team MeowSA

Team MeowSA

USA

3 min

Diana Lee Woody’s mockumentary about a cathlete who made her debut in the Pyeongmeow Olympics.

Cats My Life

Cats My Life

USA

8 min

Alice Obar’s documentary about an urban cat rescuer who is devoted to the many stray kitties she has saved.

ART's Automotive

Art’s Automotive

USA

6 min

Erik Dumas’s futuristic animated story of an orphaned kitten bonding with an auto-repair robot in an abandoned garage.

  • Cats and dogs tend to be memorable, no matter what film they’re in. But the animals appearing in these movies aren’t the typical Hollywood scene stealers. Some are old, some are strays, and some have saved the humans in their lives as much as the humans have saved them.”
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