Internet Cats Get a Film Festival

Internet Cats Get a Film Festival

Internet feline films are invading real life thanks to one serious cat lover.

You may have noticed that cats are pretty popular on the internet. From those sometimes-clever and always-misspelled LOLCat pictures, to amateur videos of cats doing silly things, to live feeds of the fluffy critters run by animal charities, humans and self-learning robots alike can't seem get enough of the ubiquitous domesticated felines. Now, thanks to one enterprising cat content curator, you'll be able to get your internet cat fix offline in the first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival.

The festival, which is organized and run by Katie Czarniecki Hill, is hosted during a larger event called Open Field. Open Field, run by and located outside the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, lasts for most of the summer and invites the local community to set up and run outdoor events in the center's large grassy yard. Hill is the sole organizer of the festival, which takes places at dusk on August 30 and can be found on Open Field's site.

Hill's reason for organizing the festival was a desire to bring lovers - and haters - of internet cat videos together in meatspace to appreciate the videos and, as she states on her blog, "LOL in the presence of others." The videos will be played outdoors using a projector and the event is free for anyone able to attend. Even if you can't make it, you can nominate your favorite video for the festival before July 30th. Minnesotan Escapists and particularly dedicated internet cat video lovers should start making travel plans now.

Source: Katie Czarniecki Hill via Gawker

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I see Garfield's had some work done.

This is fucking AWESOME!

I told all the cat people on facebook this. cats FTW!

WHY THE FUCK AM I LAUGHING AT THIS!?

This isnt that funny, yet im still laughing...

Has to be the cats...

I wonder if they can get Maru to put in an appearance.

... Hunh. Something that's actually nearby where I live? Might actually have to see about this one then.

Cats are so fucking lazy.

Anyway, I would consider going to this if I lived within a mile of the show.

Next thing you know, there's going to be a film festival dedicated to video-based Let's Players, or one dedicated to caustic critics following the example of the likes of the Angry Video Game Nerd or the Nostalgia Critic.

Poor kitty, they tortured him.

Fappy:
This is fucking AWESOME!

That video.

Your profile avatar and comment.

Priceless.

antipunt:

Fappy:
This is fucking AWESOME!

That video.

Your profile avatar and comment.

Priceless.

Wow, yeah... that fits pretty well huh? :P

Plane ticket to Minneapolis please!

Although if I saw Maru there I'd have to pick her/him up and run off with her/him.

I doubt there'd be cats there.
I'd end up like this by the days end if there was.

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Strazdas:
Poor kitty, they tortured him.

Nahh, cat probably thought of it as an automatic petting machine

OT: Ahh the cat overlords strike again

 

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