Minneapolis to Host Internet Cat Video Film Festival

By Suzan Clarke

Jul 12, 2012 8:40am
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Who hasn’t watched a cat video or two online? For those who have, there’s a new film festival that promises lots more fluffy fun.

Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will host the first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival. The hour-long event will take place at the prestigious museum’s Open Field Aug. 30, and organizers are seeking submissions.

Among them are sure to be some viral favorites, such as Surprised Kitty, which had more than 63 million views on YouTube as of Monday; Cat Mom Hugs Baby Kitten, which had more than 49 million views, and Little Kitten So Tired, which had more than 9.6 million views.

And who could forget Keyboard Cat, the video that launched the whole phenomenon? The clip of Fatso the cat playing the keyboard has been viewed more than 25 million times on YouTube.

Writing on the museum’s blog about the event, organizer Katie Czarniecki Hill says, “I could not be more excited to literally bring this solo cat video viewing behavior out in the open.”

She invited people to “LOL in the presence of others,” and promised that, in addition to the clips that have already made the rounds online, attendees will “discover new favorites in this carefully curated series of cat videos.”

Click HERE to nominate your favorite cat video, or videos. The nomination process closes July 30.

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