It's back, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The Top Dog Film Festival will wag its tail back into Adelaide on Saturday 24 October from 2.30pm at Goodwood's Capri Theatre (Goodwood Road).
"One of the key issues when the festival started three years ago was that we would have liked to have had more Australian content and share more Australian stories because there's such great stories here about the amazing dogs that we have. This year I'm really delighted that we have three great Australian films."
One of the films commissioned by the festival, 'Dr Dog', profiles three dogs playing an active role in healing and healthcare. From detection dogs in New Zealand specially trained to sniff out signs of bowel cancer, to a diabetes detection dog in Vancouver, and to Sydney where some special pooches are donating blood to save their fellow four-legged friends. The latter in particular presents itself as a particularly thought-provoking piece of cinema, prompting much discussion amongst audience members after the festival screening has finished.