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Internet Cat Video Festival
September 7, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
Whether they are eating cheeseburgers, playing keyboard, or just being grumpy, cats are the stars of the Internet. In honor of our feline friends, Community Concern 4 Cats invites you to the Internet Cat Video Festival. The film will be shown on a big screen- bring a picnic and save a spot! Prior to the sunset show there will be music, art, childrenâ€™s activities, and animal rescue organizations, at Heather Farm Park on September 7th from 3-10pm.
The first Internet Cat Video Film Festival was premiered by The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, on August 30, 2012. Ten thousand Internet cat videos were nominated from around the world, and 79 were chosen and edited to a 75-minute feature that was shown on a large screen. People came from across the country, and even from overseas, packing the museum lawn to enjoy the event. What began as a crowd-sourced social experiment at a leading art center, resulted in national and international media attention with an global audience.
Check out the preview video made by the Walker Art Center here:
After the Walker Center showed the film, Scott Stulen (WAC Project Director) received 160 requests to screen it. He chose only a few winners. May 11th the Great Wall of Oakland drew over 2,500 attendees for their street screening. Walker Art Center has generously chosen to share their updated version with Community Concern for Cats (CC4C) for their September 7th, 2013 screening at Heather Farm Park.
CC4C will share this honor with numerous other local nonprofits and has invited over a dozen other animal rescue groups, as well as local artisans, theatrical performers, and musical groups. Great food will be available including catering from Diablo Valley College Culinary Schoolâ€™s students. The East Bay Vintners Alliance will be pouring from numerous area wineries and Pyramid Ale House will provide beer.
The event will begin in the late afternoon. Admission is only $10 at the gate. At sunset the feature 75-minute video from Walker Art Center will be shown on a large screen in the beautiful park setting of Heather Farm. More details will be provided as we get closer to the event.
For more information, contact Ann Fox @Â 925-588-5885