The FIDOS Awards – “For Incredible Dogs On Screen” – are the little sister of Palm Dog in Cannes which celebrates its 20th anniversary in in May 2020.
This is a classic movie awards ceremony with a twist - the winners have four legs. FIDOS Awards are given for standout dog performance on the big screen selected from all UK cinema film releases across the year. The FIDOS were launched in 2007 as part of the official programme of The Times London Film Festival at the NFT on the South Bank where the Guardian wrote “Forget the Oscars, the FIDOS are best in show”.
Prizes are awarded to honour canine performances across multiple film genres:-
Historical Hound (for dogs/or a dog in a film set in bygone days)
Comedy Canine (funniest pooch in a comedy film)
BlockBuster Bowser (best canine performance in a big budget movie)
RomCom Rover (best canine performance in a romantic comedy)
Mutt Moment (scene stealing canine appearance no matter how short)
Best in World: the Supreme Champion is selected from the winners of the five categories.
FiDogManitarian: This award is given to a recipient who has boosted the fellowship between the human race and canines.
The winners receive a coveted trophy collar created by bespoke dog outfitters of Shoreditch, Creature Clothes.
The FIDOS jury of top film writers Wendy Mitchell, Editor - Screen International and author of Citizen Canine; Anna Smith, Time Out and Chair of Critics Circle film section; Kaleem Aftab, i Newspaper and Rita di Santo - Morning Star. The Jury is Chaired by Toby Rose, cinema journalist and founder of Palm Dog.