Dogs and cats living together! Not quite at joint film fest that leaves internet videos behind

By LEANNE ITALIE - Associated Press
Thursday, December 7th 2017, 23:02 pm EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria! Not quite at this weekend's joint dog-cat film fest in New York City.

Founder Tracie Hotchner, a pet wellness personality, added a separate day for cats this year to her 3-year-old NY Dog Film Festival. These aren't internet-cutesy videos like the ones screened every year at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. These are dramas, documentaries and animated shorts by real filmmakers.

Hotchner, in Bennington, Vermont, said she wanted to highlight the bonds between pets and humans.

One dog film by Australia's Mary Zournazi, "Dogs of Democracy," highlights the life and times of a street mutt named Loukanikos. He became a symbol of the anti-austerity protests in Greece after showing up to stand alongside the humans on the front lines.


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