Lights, Camera, Action! The Canis Film Festival is back

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The Canis Film Festival is back!
Grab your video camera—and the chance to educate others about great training. Show your training skills to the world, and win great prizes too!

The Canis Film Festival seeks innovative, highly communicative, short videos on animal training to demonstrate all the incredible training and teaching that's done out there, day in and day out. The Festival showcases the power of training based on the science of operant conditioning.

Fish shtick and more
All animals, all species, and all situations are welcome. We want to show the variety of animals you teach and the cool and helpful things you train. So show us your old dog learning new tricks. Show us how you shaped that sea lion, how the rat learned to jump over the cat, and how the pot-bellied pig learned to run an agility course. Show us how you trained that horse to guide its owner across the street, how easily a seven-year-old can housetrain a roomful of puppies, or how you taught the rat to sniff for mines, the working dog to find people caught in rubble, the leopard its recall, or the goldfish to do its fish shtick. Send it in—we'll show it to the world.

Prizes, too!
The Grand Prize winner earns $500, a video contract, and a really awesome trophy! There are other cash and non-cash prizes as well. Take a look at the 2007 winner, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, hoisting her Canis Film Festival trophy. The 2008 winner will be announced at ClickerExpo Providence in March 2009.

Keep it short and fun
Videos must be short, no more than seven minutes in length. They can include any animal. All videos should show both the training and the finished behavior. Individuals can submit up to three videos.

All participants must be registered and videos must be uploaded by midnight on December 31, 2008. Mail-in submissions should reach our offices by December 31, 2008, and mail-in participants must be registered by December 31, 2008.

Have fun and be creative!

Quick Links:
Recent CFF Winning Videos
Judging Criteria and Policies and Procedures
Submit Your Video Online

The Canis Film Festival is brought to you by Karen Pryor Clickertraining!

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Aaron Clayton is President of Karen Pryor Clicker Training and TAGteach International, and a member of the ClickerExpo Faculty.