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Internet Cat Videos Now Have Their Own Film Festival
Petside.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Ryan Karpusiewicz

Posted on 07/20/2012 1:24:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Film festivals like Tribeca, Sundance and Cannes are widely known for debuting films that generate buzz, some of which even go on to become recognized with prized industry awards. Internet viral cat videos don't quite fall into that spectrum, but a newly debuting event is hoping to make sure that they do.

That's right: there is going to be a new film festival entirely dedicated to everyone's favorite workplace time suck, the magic that is viral cat videos.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is all set to host the first ever film festival dedicated to feline entertainment. Organizer Katie Czarniecki Hill will solicit the local public for nominations for their favorite cat videos. She'll then view them, decide which will be deemed winners, and display them on a big screen on the festival's date, August 30. The festival will last approximately an hour and seek to shower all its attendants with an overabundance of adorable cats.

Viewing these types of viral videos is usually done alone, but Hill is seeking to make it a social act that transcends the online medium in which the video is presented.

(Excerpt) Read more at petside.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Pets/Animals; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: kittyping
I'm not posting this article to give everyone an excuse to post their favorite cat videos. No way. Uh uh.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 1:24:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

As well they should, I’m surprised it took this long.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Bravery of Swiss Cats – Scariest Cat Ladders

http://www.newlyswissed.com/?p=7526


3 posted on 07/20/2012 1:29:33 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

4 posted on 07/20/2012 1:29:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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5 posted on 07/20/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Boop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLnhy6oHQ1M


6 posted on 07/20/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ShadowAce

Nap attack!


7 posted on 07/20/2012 1:40:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love the videos of the depressed French cat.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 1:46:31 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Looks like meat's back on the menu!

9 posted on 07/20/2012 1:53:24 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: dragonblustar

Henri - le awesome!


10 posted on 07/20/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clint N. Suhks

Kitty videos Ping!


11 posted on 07/20/2012 2:02:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: MarineBrat

Did they ever find the body?


12 posted on 07/20/2012 2:02:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

As well they SHOULD! I’d much rather laugh a hearty chuckle over some cute or silly thing a kitty in a video does (besides watching the crazy laughable antics of my own 2 kitties) than read endless ditto-ditto-ditto about all the failures of Obama and the latest outrageous/dumb/dangerous/illegal thing he did. I GET it, Obama is a jerk who wormed his way into the Presidency.

I didn’t vote for him the first time, and I won’t the second time. I helped elect Congressman Bob Turner (R!!!) in my Queens, NY district. It’s not like I don’t passionately care about my country and about its government; it’s that I am on overload and need some “cute time”!

Now, where is the next cute cat video?


13 posted on 07/20/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zd7fWxOYbE


14 posted on 07/20/2012 2:48:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I want to go to the festival!

Also, may I say thank you to Free Republic, which first made me aware of the Cheezburger site a few years ago during my lurking days!


15 posted on 07/20/2012 2:50:14 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Every day at FR is a kitteh festival!


16 posted on 07/20/2012 3:45:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: carriage_hill
Kitty Fail is my favorite!

17 posted on 07/20/2012 4:29:59 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( 'If you've got a business you didn't build that, somebody else made it happen' 0bama 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows; carriage_hill

18 posted on 07/20/2012 4:33:34 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( 'If you've got a business you didn't build that, somebody else made it happen' 0bama 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ninja cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNYBBmR7sjs


19 posted on 07/20/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast; stylecouncilor

Ping


20 posted on 07/20/2012 8:33:00 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Excellence

Schroedinger’s cat moves in quantum steps.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love the whole cats & dogs as buddies genre:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&NR=1&v=KwC5_3k49nk


22 posted on 07/20/2012 9:01:42 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

It’s my favorite. Nothing sweeter than a big friendly dog and a playful kitteh.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 9:07:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Excellence; Slings and Arrows

The Weeping Angels are back in cat form.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 9:20:38 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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It’s one of those timey-wimey things, I guess.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 9:35:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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