Internet Cat Video Festival 2013 Now Accepting Entries

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Gentlemen, start your video cameras and mark August 28th on your calendars.

The first — the original — Internet Cat Video Festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center In Minneapolis, is gearing up for this year’s fest, which is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever. 

Last year’s festival drew over 10,000 film fans on the grass of Walker’s Open Field. Expecting an even larger crowd for the second annual festival this year, organizers have moved the venue to the Great Minnesota Get-Together: the State Fair Grandstand. 

Last year, Will Braden’s Henri Le Chat Noir #2, a film about a cat suffering from ennui, took the coveted Golden Kitty as the People’s Choice Best of Festival. When I talked to Braden last year about the runaway success of the 2-1/2-minute cat film, he mused about his studies at the Seattle Film Institute, visions of being the next Spielberg, and the absurdist twist his career took when Henri went viral. His book, Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat, comes out at the end of April.

Buy Tickets for the Internet Cat Film Festival 2013

Tickets are certain to sell out early, so don’t be left crying in your milk.

  • Purchase tickets online at  
  • Order by phone at 800.514.3849.

Nominate Your Favorite Cat Films

Nominate your favorite cat film online now through May 1st. You could be responsible for unveiling the next great online cat filmmaking talent! Eligible entries must be publicly available on YouTube or Vimeo.

Watch for updates and details as summer approaches, and follow #catvidfest on Facebook and Twitter.





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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Jobi says:

    This is amazing. Please keep us updated. I spent a lot of time at the Walker and the Guthrie Theater, so I think I should go back and check out my old digs. What a great excuse!

  2. Rebecca says:

    This sounds amazing!!


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