Minneapolis, September 26, 2013—After drawing an audience of over 10,000 to the Minnesota State Fair last month, the Walker Art Center presents the New York premiere of the Internet Cat Video Festival on Friday, October 25, at 7 pm at Warsaw in Brooklyn. The Festival (#catvidfest), the first of its kind in the nation/world, was originally conceived as a modest celebration at the Walker to bring online communities together in the real world. The Festival has now become its own viral sensation and has spawned an international tour including events in Boston, San Diego, Oakland, Austin, Memphis and Portland with upcoming festivals in Vienna, Austria and Jerusalem, and numerous lecture and conference presentations including SXSW and TEDx. The Warsaw event is co-presented with Scenic.
The second edition of the Walker’s festival includes videos submitted from around the world including Australia, Japan, Russia, UK, Canada, and all over the United States. The videos are divided into the categories of Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Animated, Musical and Documentary. New categories for this year include an inaugural group of seven Hall of Fame inductees including Keyboard Cat, Nyan, Henri Le Chat Noir, Lil BUB, Kittens Inspired by Kittens, Maru, and Boots and Cats. The program concludes with the Golden Kitty (People’s Choice) winner, chosen by over 20,000 votes, The Original Grumpy Cat.
SUPERCUTE!, NYC’s “all-girl-indie-bubblegum-group,” opens the Warsaw screening of the Internet cat Video Festival.
Tickets to The Internet Cat Video Festival are $20 via ticketweb
Warsaw is located at 261 Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn. For public information: 718-387-0505
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B Roll of last year’s Festival and images available upon request.
Walker Art Center
One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for presenting today’s most compelling artists, as well as modern masters, including Andy Warhol, Matthew Barney, Jasper Johns, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Kara Walker. In addition to traveling exhibitions and its world-renowned collection, the Walker presents a broad array of contemporary music, dance, and theater, and the best in film from around the world and down the block. The Walker’s 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the country’s largest urban sculpture parks. At its center is the beloved Twin Cities landmark—the playful fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry. The Garden features more than 40 works of art and the Cowles Conservatory.