The Walker Art Center presents its third Internet Cat Video Festival on Thursday, August 14th, at the Walker Art Center itself. Originally conceived as a modest celebration to bring online communities together in the real world, #catvidfest has now become its own viral sensation.
Over the last two years the Festival has spawned an international tour including events in Boston, San Diego, Austin, Memphis and Portland with upcoming festivals in Vienna, Austria and Jerusalem, and numerous lecture and conference presentations including SXSW and TEDx.
The Internet Cat Video festival returns with the same spirit of community and collaboration, and packed with special guests, music, interactive artist projects, awards, celebrity cats and other feline inspired fun. The third Internet Cat Video Festival is comprised of over 80 new videos selected by a team of jurors. As with last year's festival the clips are organized into various "cat"-egories including Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Foreign, Musical, and Lifetime Achievement.