Sunday, October 13, 2013

Internet Cat Video Festival Comes to Chicago - October 19th!

Chicago Cat Rescue and Tree House are teaming up with Walker Art Center to bring the Internet Cat Video Festival to Chicago!

Time: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM 
Address:  4626 N Knox Ave,   Chicago, IL 60630
Tickets are only $10.00!

Click to purchase your tickets now! 

Join us October 19th, 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 (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago). Tree House and Chicago Cat Rescue plan to transform the Irish American Heritage Center into a cat-lovers wonderland with a feline lovin’ festival filled with local artists, family friendly cat-ivities, meowsic and special guests. Running the gamut, the 75-minute film will feature cat-centric videos of all genres with films in various categories including Comedy, Drama, Musical and Documentary, just to name a few.
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. Following a hugely successful kickoff last week of the second edition of the #catvidfest, the festival is hitting the road on a nationwide tour, making stops in New York, Oakland, and Chicago among others.
Best of all, proceeds from Chicago's Internet Cat Video Film Festival will benefit the cats and kittens of Tree House and Chicago Cat Rescue!

Festival Highlights Include:

* The star of the event, the 75-minute film featuring over 60 of the most popular internet cat videos.  The film will be screened five times throughout the day -- doors open 1/2 hour prior to each showing

Ticketed show times:   12:00 noon   |   2:00 p.m.  |   4:00 p.m.   |   6:00 p.m.    |    8:00 p.m.

Special guests including Will Braden, the genius biped behind Henri, Le Chat Noir; Alana Grelyak, the clever creator of 2013 Catdance Golden Kitty Award Runner-Up film Catalogue; Gwen Cooper, New York Times Best Selling author and cat expert; and Scott Stulen, producer of the infamous #Catvidfest
Steve Dale, National Radio host and syndicated columnist with WGN Radio and USA Weekend, author of “Good Cat,” and member of Tree House Board of Directors, serving as the Master of Ceremonies

* Raffle featuring two tickets to Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theater, a hot air balloon ride, and a Jackson Galaxy Deluxe Cat-lovers Gift Basket valued at $100. Raffle tickets sell for $3 each, 2 for $5, one arm's length for $20 or both arms for $30

* Great vendors selling all kinds of fun cat related items, plus family friendly activities 

* Adoption tent with cats and kittens of all ages, open from 11:30am-4:30pm (weather permitting)

* Enjoy some comic relief between show times by some of Chicago's funniest feline-lovin' comedians!

* Meet and greet with Gwen Cooper, who will be signing copies of her new book “Love Saves the Day” a novel told through the eyes of Prudence, an irresistible brown tabby rescued from the streets of Manhattan

* Costume contest for catted-out fans who share a photo of their cat-inspired outfit to Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtag #ChiCatVidFest

* Canned or dry cat food drive to support felines in need in our community

* Lots of fun give away's (while supplies last!)

* On site cash bar opens at noon (it's where the 9:30 pm after party will be as well!)

Thank You to Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival's 2013 Sponsors!
Cat Fanatic Sponsor
Kitten Crazy Sponsor

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