#WatchNow: This Quirky Short Film Will Make You Want to Adopt An Animal

This year, get inspired to Clear the Shelters with DCEFF 2017’s ‘Pickle.’


This year is the third annual Clear the Shelters adoption event, a nationwide pet adoption drive that will take place Saturday, August 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The annual occasion brings cities, counties and nonprofit organizations together to connect people with animals in need. (Last year, over 50,000 pets were paired with new owners.)

Why do animals need to find good homes?

Watch director Amy Nicholson’s Pickle, from DCEFF 2017’s Late Night Shorts Program, and see for yourself.

This #WatchNow gem introduces us to Tom & Debbie Nicholson, a couple with a penchant for rescuing animals. Pickle explores our human capacity to care for creatures great and small.

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To learn more about the Clear the Shelters campaign and find a shelter near you, click here!


Want to watch more Festival films online? Explore our Watch Now collection: dceff.org/watchnow