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Chicago Internet Cat Video Festival

Friday, October 18, 2013

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

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!

Plus, the famous Tree House alum special-needs cat, Crepes, from the featured film Catalog will be making a special appearance!

Learn more about the inception and tour of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival
To sponsor the festival or get involved in the planning, please contact julie@chicagocatrescue.org 773-882-2439 or jenny@treehouseanimals.org 773-784-5488 ext. 231 .


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