This Thurs., Aug. 30, the Walker Art Center presents its first ever Internet Cat Video Festival at the center’s Open Field in Minneapolis. Thousands of cat video nominations have come in for select categories and several videos are up for a special “People’s Choice” award.
The evening will begin with letterpress poster printing and live music. Community partners Feline Rescue, Animal Humane Society and The Wildcat Sanctuary will also have a presence at the event.
Judges will honor cat videos in the following categories: comedy, drama, foreign, animated, musical, documentary, art house and honorable mention. The festival will conclude with the announcement of the People’s Choice Award for Golden Kitty. Decided by online voters, the winning video will also appear on Animal Planet during the season finale of “My Cat From Hell”on Sat., Sep. 8.
Below are the finalists for the Golden Kitty.
Cat Mom Hugs Baby Kitten
Henri 2, Paw De Deux
The Two Talking Cats
Nyan Cat [Original]