Cat Video Festival

A dreamy glance into the camera, a daring jump out the window, a paw running smoothly over whiskers: often small things are enough to make a Youtube hit out of a cat video. Cats took over not only the internet but also our hearts. No human
can ever break the iron will of a cat. They defy gravity, ignore the rules of decent
behaviour, and make the world their own special playground. With “Cats Just Wanna
Have Fun!“ we present a program in five CATegories featuring the funniest and
coolest feline celebrities, as well as some of the hottest (cat) music videos. Besides
stars like Lil Bub, Henri, le Chat Noir, and Keyboard Cat, the program also contains
home videos featuring cats from all over the world, as well as short films that
premiered at international film festivals. The first Internet Cat Video Festival took place in Minneapolis (USA) in 2012. Over 10,000 feline fans attended the event organized by the Walker Art Center Minneapolis. In 2016 Will Braden, director of the Henri, le Chat Noir videos and first Golden Kitty Award winner, took over and established the CatVideoFest, which has since toured the world. In 2013, the wildly popular internet phenomenon took Europe by storm with the Cat Video Festival Vienna. “Cats Just Wanna Have Fun!” is a touring program by the Vienna Shorts Agency in collaboration with CatVideoFest (US).