Some of you may be aware of this already but if not here are some fantastic MEWS! 🙂
The Los Angeles Felie Film Festival is happening this coming weekend Sunday 21st of September from 1 to 10 pm!
Tickets start at $15, and are available online at http://lafelinefilmfestival.com/tickets/ for the festival at Christmas Tree Lane at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Calif.
Please find below more details on what you can expect at the festival below. And there are some is a purrtastic giveaway goodybag at the bottom of this post that you don’t want to miss if you are based in the US! 😉
Lil Bub and Tara the Hero Cat Headline the La Film Festival
Popular Cat-Studded Event will Showcase the Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Videos and More
The Los Angeles Feline Film Festival, presented by planet-friendly pet products maker, Organikat, and the Walker Art Center. “Paw”sitively the premier event for all cat lovers, the LA Feline Film Festival will feature special appearances by renowned felines Lil Bub and Tara the Hero cat, a cat costume contest, feline-themed exhibits and vendors, and will close with a compilation of the web’s most watched cat videos on an 80-foot outdoor screen and much more.
“While cats have always been beloved pets for millions, they’ve reached a new height of pop-culture celebrity in recent years, thanks in large part to the plethora of adorable, entertaining, and downright hilarious videos created and shared by cat fans across the globe,” said Erik DeLeo, founder of Organikat. “We’re thrilled to showcase some of the world’s most famous felines at the LA Feline Film Festival, and give cat fanatics the opportunity to celebrate with these furry idols in person.”
The festival, which originated in Minneapolis and has been seen in various markets
nationwide, will offer Angelinos a “cat”prehensive experience featuring ABC’s Shark Tank success story Steve Gadlin, creator of “I Want To Draw a Cat For You,” as well as:
- Crazy Cat Costume Contest
- Celebrity cats
- Live cat adoptions
- Food trucks
- Live music
- Vendors including Windfall Natureceuticals, Rawr and Pamela Baron Designs
- Beer tent
- And more!
Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite feline-inspired attire, and pet cats are welcome as long as they are comfortable with crowds and on a leash or in a carrier.
Lil Bub, one of the world’s most famous felines, will be available for an exclusive meet and greet. Adopted by her “dude,” Mike Bridavsky, as the runt from a feral litter, the dwarf, polydactyl cat charmed the world with her unique “perma-kitten” features that stem from genetic mutations, including shortened legs and protruding tongue. Helping to raise awareness for specially-able and shelter cats, Lil Bub has garnered worldwide acclaim as an author, talk show host, movie star, and has helped raise more than $100,000 for animals in need.
Tara was labeled a “hero cat” by news outlets including CBS News and Good Morning America, after a video in which she chased a vicious dog attacking her 4-year-old owner went viral, reaching more than 16 million views in the first two days after it was uploaded. Tara will also be available for a meet and greet.
Sponsors of the LA Feline Film Festival include Swheat Scoop, Natural Balance, Pussy and Pooch and Modern Cat Magazine. A portion of proceeds will go to select animal rescues including NKLA, Stray Cat Alliance, Kitty Bungalow, Fix Nation and Milo’s Sanctuary which will be onsite with cats available for adoption.
Show organizers expect approximately 10,000 attendees.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Internet Cat Video Festival is a project of the Walker Art Center, a nonprofit contemporary art center in Minneapolis, MN. The world’s first-ever Internet Cat Video Festival was conceived at the Walker in 2012 as a modest celebration to bring online communities together in the real world. Catvidfest became its own viral phenomenon, drawing more than 10,000 fans to the Walker’s Open Field green space and winning the attention of local, national, and international audiences and media. More than a collection of cute cat videos, Catvidfest is an embrace of an internet phenomena and experiment in transforming a solitary online viewing experience into a real world social event.
Organikat is a line of planet-friendly über-green items for pets including organic catnip items and eco-cat scratchers. Driven by a founding mission to provide only the best green products for animals, Organikat products are produced in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment, while providing the highest-quality of sustainable products to customers and their cherished pets. Additionally, all Organikat products are made in the USA. Committed to supporting healthy animals everywhere, five percent of Organikat’s after-tax profits are donated to pet adoption services, spaying/neutering efforts, and no-kill animal shelters. To learn more, visit www.organikat.com.
Now what a shame that we are in London 🙁 – we would have LOVED to go. But if one of you readers is in LA would you go and take some photos for us please :D?
And now to even MORE fantastic mews! One lucky reader based in the US has the chance to win an amazing goodybag from the sponsors of this fantastic festival!
The goodybag will contain: Organikat catnip toy, Feline Yogi toy, 2 vouchers for 14 lbs. of Swheat Scoop and a Modern Cat Magazine issue. All you need to do for YOUR chance to win this is enter our Giveaway by clicking here and completing the tasks to earn entries! The giveaway will be open until Saturday evening so hurry and spread the word about the festival! 😀