Pawparazzi Film Festival is a one-day, international short film festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, dedicated to all things animal.
With categories ranging from documentary to comedy, these animal-centric films will touch on the different ways our lives intersect with animals and the joys they bring to our lives.
Coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival in neighboring Park City, the Pawparazzi Film Festival takes place in late January. Films delight and enlighten audiences with independent shorts submitted from around the world.
During the 2016 Festival the top submissions will be screened, along with fascinating “insider” panel sessions with the filmmakers. To add to the fun, local canine celebrities will be on hand demonstrate some of their signature moves on cue, and prizes are awarded to the top three films in each category: Drama, Comedy, Animation, Documentary/Advocacy, and Youth/Student.
Our animal-centric festival aims at promoting pet adoptions and celebrating the human-animal bond across species. Pet-friendly sponsors and local rescue organizations will be present to provide information about their services, rescuing, and more. On a big screen, videos highlighting the good work of the participating rescues will play throughout the day. A silent auction and a raffle of fantastic, generously donated items are underway during the day to raise additional funds for Best Friends.