2022 TOP DOG FILM PROGRAMME
The latest collection of heart-warming films celebrating the incredible bond between dogs and their humans, all around the world! Featuring Spitfire the flying whippet, plus hard-working guidedogs, astounding agility dogs and more.
The Top Dog Films are available to watch for 3 days from the date of purchase.
Available to watch in Europe only (except for Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
Single viewing passes £10 | Multiple passes - use code EPIC-TEN at checkout & save 10%.
Includes access to bonus content and interactive virtual foyer.
Buying a Gift? Purchase a gift card AVAILABLE HERE. The recipient can choose any Top Dog (or Banff or Ocean) Film Festival programme from the Virtual Live Events or Encore Channel when redeeming.
Note the Top Dog films were shown virtually as part of the virtual Winter 2022/23 series.
TOP DOG FILM FESTIVAL DETAILS
THE MAKING OF A GUIDE DOG
Lawrence Gunther is a conservationist, active outdoors person and professional angler. With a lifestyle that is very active in the outdoors Lawrence needs a very special guide-dog that can both guide him and be his adventure buddy. Join Lawrence on his search for the perfect guide dog partnership in his active life.
PASSING IT ON
In the town of Sisimiut, Greenland, Johanne decides to quit her 9-5 job to spend more time with her sled dogs. She’s now one of the few female full-time hunters in Greenland, living off reindeer hunting and sled dog tourism. Johanne hope that her grandchildren will share her path, but times are changing. Passing It On explores the value of sled dogs to those whose cultural identity is at risk.
THE AVALANCHE DOGS OF BIG SKY RESORT
Avalanche dogs are an integral part of the Big Sky ski patrol. Day in and day out, these dogs come to work to help mitigate potential avalanche hazards. Living their best lives, they work, play… and save lives. Meet the hero dogs of mountain rescue.
KEEMA AND HER PACK
Abuse, poverty, racism and homophobia made it difficult for Keema to open her heart – until a chance encounter with a dog she’d initially feared changed the trajectory of her life. Keema starts adopting rescue dogs and establishes herself as a popular dog-walker in New York City, finding love along the way.
Linda Domer facilitates the Happy Hounds prison dog programme at Roxbury Correctional Institution in Maryland. The programme pairs inmates with shelter dogs in need of training. With prison stays ranging from seven years to life, the dog training programme provides inmates with a focus and sense of accomplishment, while offering neglected dogs a second chance at a happy life.
PATRICK AND GRACE
Patrick is a young athlete who rescues an abused pit bull called Grace. Soon after, Patrick suffers a debilitating stroke during a weightlifting competition. This is the true story of a strong dog and a strong man, both beaten down, building each other back up.
THE LEGEND OF SPITFIRE
Spitfire is the most famous athlete you've never heard of - a world champion in running and jumping. He’s also a seven-year-old whippet. But what makes Spitfire so special is more than the fact that he has four legs, it’s the powerful bond he has with his trainer, a 15-year-old girl called Sydney. Together they are rewriting the record books of the canine sports world.
DOG'S GOT TALENT
What do dancing poodles in Australia, a sheep dog in New Zealand and a trick dog in Canada have in common? They all have exceptional talents in their chosen field! Get ready to meet these clever canines and be wowed by their skills.