First Ever Dog Film Festival Comes To Daytona Beach

Contact: Tracie Hotchner

Alt Contact: Lexi Ayres


Festival to benefit Sophie’s Circle Pet Food Pantry & Dog Rescue
Daytona Beach, Florida – Following the overwhelming success of a national tour in
2016, the NY Dog Film Festival™ will be traveling to dozens of cities this year, with a
stop in Daytona Beach at Cinematique of Daytona on Sunday December 17 th . A
philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and people, made possible by a grant
from the non-profit Petco Foundation , the Dog Film Festival supports a local life-saving
shelter wherever it goes. In Daytona Beach a portion of every ticket will benefit Sophie’s
Circle .

WHAT: Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, the Daytona Beach Dog Film Festival
will feature two programs, each of which features a different medley of
documentary, animated and live-action short canine-themed films from around the
world. The films illuminate human-canine love and are uplifting, with happy
outcomes. Each program runs approximately 70 minutes.

WHEN: Sunday, December 17th
2:00 PM – “Second Chances”
4:00 PM – “Love Changes Everything”
WHERE: Cinematique of Daytona
242 S Beach St, Daytona Beach FL 32114

WHO: The NY Dog Film Festival, Brownie’s Dog Boutique, and Cinematique of
Daytona will bring local dog aficionados together to share a communal experience
of watching short films that celebrate the remarkable bond between people and

WHY: The NY Dog Film Festival ™ shares Founder/Director Tracie Hotchner’s
appreciation of the love between dogs and their people, while giving a portion of
every ticket to the local animal welfare group to support their animal life-saving
efforts. A 50/50 raffle will be held with proceeds supporting the efforts to create a
public park in memory of Brownie, the town dog of Daytona Beach.

COST: Tickets are $10 for one show OR $15 for both shows. Each attendee will
receive a gift bag, complements of Brownie’s Dog Boutique. Tickets can be
purchased in advance at Cinematique of Daytona or by calling the box office at

About the NY Dog Film Festival

In 2015 the first NY Dog Film Festival ™ premiered in New York City, which grew out
of Tracie Hotchner’s desire as a pet wellness advocate to expand her Radio Pet Lady
Network ’s outreach to educate the public about adoption, health issues and philosophical
aspects of pets in our lives. Hotchner created t he Festival as a unique way of honoring
dogs as true family members by bringing together like-minded people to experience the
remarkable human-canine bond on film. The NY Dog Film Festival ™ shares proceeds
from its ticket sales with local shelters wherever it travels.

About Sophie’s Circle

Sophie’s Circle is a registered nonprofit Dog Rescue Organization that also operates the
only pet food bank pantry in Volusia County, Florida. Their focus is on rescue &
rehabilitating dogs in need, and adopting them out to loving forever homes. They are a
nonprofit and cannot do this without kind and generous donations from supporters. Pet
food and monetary donations are gladly accepted on an ongoing basis.

About Brownie’s Dog Boutique

Inspired by Daytona Beach’s MOST FAMOUS dog (who is buried in the park outside
our shop), Brownie’s Dog Boutique specializes in Made in the USA pet products –
particularly products sourced and produced in Florida and the Southern US. We carry a
wide variety of Florida-made, local treats, as well as dog bakery items, a limited selection
of human-grade pet foods, American-made dog and cat toys, and lots of doggie fashion
(we have more dog clothing than any pet supply store in the Daytona Beach-area).

About Cinematique of Daytona

Cinematique of Daytona is a non-profit, arts organization with the mission to bring
international, national and local independent film to the citizens of Daytona Beach and
the surrounding area. For 25 years we’ve been bringing the best and hardest-to-find
independent and foreign films to the Sunshine State.