David & Goliath
Based on a true story, David, a Jewish man fleeing for his life from Nazi soldiers, finds refuge in a dog house where he befriends a German Shepherd who becomes his savior.
George Zaverdas, 11:46, USA
Cute Little Lobster
Melody, an 8 year-old girl, wants to save a lobster from being cooked in a fish restaurant.
Nic Bello, 5:17, USA
Save the Bees
Short animation shows how important bees are in our environment.
Marta Topolska, 2:17 USA
This film is a groundbreaking documentary about a group of highly trained, adrenaline-fueled professionals who risk life and limb to rescue animals! They're Los Angeles' Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team, and they save anything and everything, wild or domestic, from an array of dangerous situations.
Justin Zimmerman, 1 hr. 12 minutes, USA
Life According to Ohad
Story of Ohad, a vegan animal-rights activist who tries to reconnect with his family after years of being cut off from them because of their carnist lifestyle.
Eri Daniel Erlich, 1 hr 20 min, Israel
Kill Pen explores the controversy of horse slaughter, especially as it pertains to the current debate over its renewed legalization in the United States. In going beyond simply exploring the inhumane and unethical aspects of the practice, Kill Pen reveals the complicated economic and political “pipeline” that allows horse slaughter to thrive.
Sharon Boeckle, 44:44 USA
Esther - Saving Castaways
Castaways is a documentary series chronicling the successful rehabilitation program of inmates training unwanted dogs for re-introduction or adoption, while highlighting the plight that both prisoners and dogs face and how an unlikely union brings out a change in character of both man and beast - Each trying to save and serve one another. The results are life changing for the prisoner, dog and recipient. It is a story about second chances.
Andrew Wright, 6:12, USA
Fowl Far Afield
A large flock of juvenile wild turkeys migrate into a metropolitan Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood, and their presence is immediately felt by the residents. This short film is an individual's account of the wild birds, as she observes them negotiating their new foreign surroundings, bumping up against automobiles and people during their daily forage for food. It's an off-beat reflection on the juxtaposition of wildlife and humans, as natural animal habitat continues to disappear via our expansion and development.
Christina Ciano, 5:17, USA
Penelope - A Rescue Story
A couple rescues a chicken from an Orthodox Jewish ceremony in Brooklyn.
Duncan Skiles, 12:19, USA
Seriously Deadly Silence
A one minute moment of 60 endangered species.
Sara Koppel, 1:03, Denmark
This Isn't Natural
Watching elephants perform may look like family fun, but for elephants and other wild animals, the experience is anything but!
Born Free USA/Goodby Silverstein & Partners, 0:30, USA
The Ethics of Diet
An animated short that examines the pros and cons of our dietary choices.
Ethan Elliott-Williams, 2:02 USA
You've Got a Friend in Me
Turkey is your friend. Friends don't eat each other.
Antas Benas Alisauskas
A young boy puts his father in a difficult position when he tries to smuggle his pet Betta fish past airport security.
Andrew Ruiz, 9:59 USA
Spay & Neuter PSA
Set in the black & white era of the 1950's, our suburban housewife learns the importance of spaying and neutering!
Amy Bennett, Laura MacLean, 1:30, USA
The New Forest of England is an ancient world full of medieval monsters - dueling dragonflies, acid-firing ants and jousting stag beetles. Macro, slow-motion and time-lapse techniques were combined with custom-built equipment to reveal these astonishing lives. This film is the result of 30 days shooting on location during the summer of 2015, plus months of research, planning and post-production. It was shot on a Sony FS700 and Canon 7D. Get ready to discover a new world.
Oliver Mueller, 12:22, United Kingdom
Follow the Rowles, as this family of six moves from England to a small town in Bulgaria in search of a quiet life. Their plans are derailed when they butt heads with the locals as they slowly transform their new community by establishing a dog rescue shelter.
Erin Parks, 43:00, Canada
The Drills of Afi Mountain
In Nigeria’s last primary rainforest, the drill monkey is rapidly losing its home. As the walls close in, one group of conservationists are about to attempt the largest captive primate release ever, with 200 drills to be released.
Tom Richards, 11:00 United Kingdom
Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) Exposes "Humane" Fraud at Whole Foods. DxE investigators find shocking mistreatment of animals at a "humane" Whole Foods supplier.... and attempt to rescue a little hen named #MeiHua from the brink of death.
Wayne Hsiung, 18:59 USA
Pangolins in Peril
The Scaly Anteater or Pangolin is a little known secretive animal that is being hunted to extinction for its scales in Pakistan. The documentary sheds light on a creature that is shrouded in mystery and myth while following two wildlife wardens as they fight the odds to protect the Pangolin from hunters and poachers.
Ali Ijaz, 15:00, Pakistan
Warning: Not appropriate for young children or those who are sensitive to graphic content.