‘Tibet: The Story of Florida’s First Courthouse Facility Dog’ Accepted into the Hollywood Florida Film Festival

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2018) The Voices for Children and Guardian ad Litem Film Tibet: The Story of Florida’s First Courthouse Facility Dog is set to screen at this year’s Hollywood Florida Film Festival.

This is the seventh film festival screening for the “Dogumentary” which tells the story of how former Voices for Children of Tampa Bay Executive Director Betsy Smith and Guardian ad Litem volunteer Brenda Kocher were able to bring the Courthouse Facility Dog Program and the film’s star, Tibet, to the Hillsborough County 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Florida.

Tibet provides emotional support for the abused, neglected and abandoned children who are facing the dependency court system during stressful and difficult proceedings.

Tibet was the first facility dog staffed in the state. Thousands of children have to testify without any support.

With the success of the program which began in 2014, they hope to expand and bring more facility dogs to courthouses around the state.

The silver and gold Telly-award winning documentary “Tibet: The Story of Florida’s First Courthouse Facility Dog” was produced by HCP Associate’s production company, Gulf Atlantic Films (www.gafilms.com).

The Hollywood Florida Film Festival runs February 7-11, 2018, for more information about the visit http://www.hollywoodfloridafilmfestival.com/.

To learn more about Voices for Children and Guardian ad Litem, please visit www.vfcgal.org or call (813) 275-9300.