If you’ve been looking for the purr-fect way to celebrate your feline BFF, we have some good news for you.

Apparently, New York City is getting a film festival that’s entirely dedicated to cats.

That’s right.This December, you’ll be able to join your feline-obsessed friends for the premiere of the NY Cat Film Festival at Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and watch Fluffy take over the big screen.

This feline-focused film festival intends to highlight the special bond that cats have with humans and their kitty cat comrades. The festival will feature a mix of mini-documentary and narrative short films that aim “to honor the mysterious felines, who have fascinated mankind for centuries and continue to enchant us."

According to the film festival's founder, Tracie Hotchner, The NY Cat Film festival is “an exploration through a film, of the fascinating felines with whom we share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the invisible part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them.”


The NY Cat Film Festival is set to take place on Saturday, December 9 at the SVA Theater located at 333 W 23rd Street. If you’re looking to secure a seat at this awesome film festival, tickets cost $15 for each film and can be purchased here.

The NY Cat Film Festival premiere will feature two movie screenings that run about 70 minutes long each. The 3 p.m. screening will be Nobody Owns a Cat, which showcases the heartfelt stories of a cat groomer as well as a preschool teacher and her cat companion, followed by a story that highlights the history between cats and humans, while also touching upon the controversy over the best management practices for feral cats living in the community. Last but not least, the film will conclude with a visual “poem” dedicated to the morning routine of a cat from Tuscany.

The second screening, taking place at 4:30 p.m, will be Little Works of Art, which highlights the life of a paralyzed cat who uses a custom-made cat wheelchair and the fictional story of a “cat fighting ring” run by crazy old cat ladies in New Jersey. Also included will be a fascinating film that showcases the lives of community cats residing in the Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery.

If the thought of watching an entire collection of cat films isn’t enough to make your inner-crazy-cat-lady squeal with delight, you’ll be glad to know that this exciting event also supports a good cause. The NY Cat Film Festival will be giving back to organizations that work to help the city’s feline residents including the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and the NYC Feral Cat Initiative.

The NY Dog Film Festival will also be going down the following day, December 10, with two screenings taking place at 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m... So, clear your calendars and get ready for a weekend full of pawesome films!

[via Untapped Cities] [Feature Image Courtesy Flickr/La Ouelle ] 

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