Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Internet Cat Video Film Festival is Coming to Chicago!

Chicago Cat Rescue is excited to be partnering with the Walker Art Center to bring the Internet Cat Video Film Festival to Chicago! Mark your calendars now and plan to join us on October 19, as an estimated 3,500 cat-lovers will be celebrating felines and exploring the art of internet cat videos together, at the Irish American Heritage Center. Chicago Cat Rescue plans to transform the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago) into a cat-lovers wonderland with a cat themed festival including music, family friendly cat-ivities, and special guests in addition to the film! The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is a compilation of some of the best cat videos on the internet, and is sure to be a day of fun for cat lovers of all ages! 

Last year's first-ever Internet Cat Video Festival was conceived at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as a modest celebration to bring online communities together in the real world. The #catvidfest became its own viral phenomenon, drawing a crowd of more than 10,000 fans to the Walker's Open Field. The event caught the attention of local, national, and international audiences and media including the New York Times. For the festival’s second edition, the Walker Art Center created a touring program around the country to bring the cat-tastic videos to even more folks! 

What is this all about? Why would you want to watch cat videos with a bunch of other cat people when you can watch them on your computer? We say why not? What could be better than watching these videos with a bunch of your closest friends and other cat people? Take a few minutes to watch the video the Walker Art Center produced to capture some of the excitement from last year's event.   If you don't live in Chicago and would still like to take part in #Catvidfest, be sure to visit Walker Art Center's website to learn more about the tour schedule.

Watch for updates and details as the event approaches on Chicago Cat Rescue's Facebook page and website.  Tickets are $10.00 and will go on sale July 1st. Best of all, proceeds from Chicago’s Internet Cat Video Film Festival will benefit the animals of Chicago Cat Rescue!

If you are interested in sponsoring the festival or would like to get involved in the planning, please contact / 773.882.2439!

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