Fido Fest

We hope you enjoyed

the 2nd Annual Fido Fest!

Please join us again in 2019, on the first Saturday in August (Sunday rain date) for Arlington’s Dog Video Festival

Send in your videos, from a few seconds to 5 minutes. String together pics of your pup and send them in. Share with your neighbors what makes your pups the apple of your iPhone. You can submit a youtube video at

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fido Fest?

Fido Fest is Greater Boston’s only video festival that celebrates lovable dogs and their loyal humans. All are welcome to submit homemade videos of your hard working, funny, and quirky dogs.  On Thursday September 27th and Friday September 28th, join us as we watch your blockbuster videos outside on the big screen while munching on popcorn and enjoying a night under the stars.

Fido Fest was born in Arlington Massachusetts by a group of volunteers from  A-Dog (Arlington Dog Owners Group) and ACMi(Arlington Community Media, Inc.) (nonprofit organizations) who believe all dogs are stars and deserve a chance to shine.

The best part? It’s all Free! Our wonderful local sponsors made this event possible.  There are no tickets so it’s a first come first serve. There are concrete stadium seating but feel free to bring a lawn chair or spread a blanket but please leave umbrellas or tents that may block the view at home.

Grab your smartphone or camcorder and capture your pup’s unique personality and submit them to the festival!

Can I Bring My Dog?
Yes, all well-behaved humans and canines are welcome.  

Pups must be leashed, no retractable leashes please.  Remember it will be dark after the video so bring a flashlight!

How Do I Submit A Video?
Step 1. Shoot your video

Use your smartphone to capture your dog’s funny, poignant, staged or spontaneous performance.  Your video can tell a story up to 2 minutes or show your pup doing a funny sneeze for 30 seconds.

Step 2. Upload your video to YouTube

Log into YouTube using your Gmail account and upload your video.  

This video can provide you with more details:

Remember if you are adding tunes to your video, use license free music or obtain a release for use of music from the license holder.  Fido Fest does reserve the right to trim a spontaneous video for time if it doesn’t disrupt the intended mission of the video.

Step 3. Click on the Submit link at the top of this page

CLICK HERE to submit a link to your video.  

People featured in the video must give permission to have it screened.  

We assume the pups (as well as other pets) give their implied consent until we can communicate directly with them.  

Can I get/bring food?
Yes, but know that there will be many dogs there expecting you to share. Popcorn will be available for a requested donation.
Are there Facilities?
There will be two portable toilets for humans (one is accessible).  Please be considerate and clean up after your pup, we know better than to limit the areas where the pups do their business.
Is Fido Fest accessible?
Yes. The film festival and dog show will be held on a grassy, but flat field. There will be a accessible portable toilet available as well.
Is there a rain date?
No. Fido Fest the film festival and dog show will be held on a grassy, but flat field. There will be a accessible portable toilet available as well.
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