Internet Cat Video Festival

Picture of a cat
Courtesy: Katie Hill
Event Start Date: October 23, 2012 - 8 p.m.
Event End Date: October 23, 2012 - 9:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Campus Center Lawn
Event Cost: Free

The University of Massachusetts Boston is the first stop on a national tour of the Internet Cat Video Festival.

The videos that will be shown at 7 p.m. on October 23 on the Campus Center lawn are the same videos that made headlines when the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis staged the event this August and ten thousand people showed up. Co-creator Scott Stulen is working with UMass Boston’s student-run Harbor Gallery to bring the event to Boston.

The 78 videos are organized into “catergories” like comedy, drama, foreign, documentary, and musical. Titles include “Kittens in Bowls,” “Cute Talking Cat,” and “The OMG Cat.”

The festival is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their own blankets and foldable chairs, and to vote for their favorite cat video by using the Twitter hashtag #catvidfest.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.