Internet Cat Video Festival 2014 Giveaway #sponsored

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This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors.

Last week I was invited to attend the Internet Cat Video Festival ,at the Walker Art Center’s Open Field in Minneapolis, as part of Rachael Ray’s Nutrish for Cats team.  This is the third year the Walker Center has hosted cat-centric festival that features live music, vendors, and a fun day that culminates with the showing of the reel.

This year’s reel  featured a new selection of cat videos programmed by Will Braden, creator of Henri Le Chat Noir videos and the first recipient of the Golden Kitty (People’s Choice) award.   The videos that make it to the final reel are narrowed down, by a select group of Jurors, from hundreds of videos cat enthusiasts submit hoping for inclusion.  I had the honor of being one of the jurors in 2013 and 2014.  The top five videos become the five nominees for the People’s Choice Award and the winner of the Golden Kitty is chosen by the voting public.  This year’s winner of the Golden Kitty was 8 Signs of Addiction by Sho Ko.

Catvidfest sponsor Animal PlanetThe Internet Cat Video Festival was sponsored by Animal Planet.  Attendees  participated in fun activities prior to the showing of the reel, there was face painting, an animated GIF photo booth,  food trucks and other feline-themed activities on the open field.    Super cute kittens and puppies available for adoption too.  This sweet little puppy was caught on camera taking a much needed nap.

sleeping puppy catvidfest

Nutrish for Cats engaged with attendees by asking them to fill in the blanks of fun cat themed speech bubbles. Our friends Angie, from CatLadyLand and author of Whiskerslist and Text From Mittens and her husband John were happy to join in the fun.

Angie and John Bailey at CatVidFest

Live  music by Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers entertained the crowd after 7:00 pm and until the reel was ready to go.   As the sun started to set, people began to take their places on blankets and lawn chairs to watch the main event.

cat vid fest  the reel begins

It was  calm and quiet even though there was a crowd of over 10,000.  All eyes were on the big screen.

catvidfest crowd engaged

As darkness fell over the field, the reel came to its conclusion.  Another fun filled CatVidFest drew to a close and the crowd dispersed as calmly and quietly as they watched.

catvidfest reel ends

It was such a fun evening and I am grateful to Nutrish for allowing me to be a part of it.  If you would like to give Nutrish for cats a try, visit the Switch to Nutrish page for valuable coupons!

The Internet Cat Video Festival 2014 T-Shirt Giveaway!

One friend of The Tiniest Tiger will win this fun Internet Cat Video Festival 2014 T-shirt.  The shirt is 100% cotton and is a 2XL

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  1. Too many cute videos to pick just one. Like having cats you can’t have just one! Ask my 8.

  2. Christian Alejandro says

    I like the piano cat.

  3. susansmoaks says

    i like the grumpy cat videos

  4. Asking me to choose my favorite cat video is like asking someone to choose their favorite child — it just CAN’T be done! 🙂

  5. I like them all but really think Simon’s cat catches the cat psyche very well Vee B

  6. I like all of them but really think Simon’s cat catches the cat psyche very well by Vee B

  7. Karen Drake says

    My favorite is Simon.

  8. My favorite cat video is where the kitten is having a bad dream and the mother cat gives it a hug!

  9. Shadow Dance Ranch Kittehs says

    They are all Pawsome! Can’t choose a favorite 🙂

  10. Judie Cooper says

    I love Simon’s cat!

  11. Lacey Woodruff says

    My favorite cat vid is the Pizza Hut run by cats video where they are supposed 2 b working but r all napping

  12. Susan Beamon says

    My most favorite cat video is “Dear Kitten”. It cracks me up every time I watch it.

  13. I too, love Simon’s Cat

  14. Barbara Fox says

    I like all the cat montages…especially when the cat does back flips!

  15. I like Simon’s Cat videos.

  16. I have a hard choice, so I will defer to my own sily boys they have done funny things themselves. .

  17. My favorite cat video is the one where a kitten is on it’s back getting tummy tickles and when the owner’s hands are pulled away all the kittens paws go up. It’s so adorable!

  18. katboxjanitor says

    It depends on my mood. I can relate to Henri the Cat most days. If I want to celebrate simple things in life….Maru, Meditative focus……watch shironekoshiro on YouTube and if I need to be educated about cats – I view the Engineer’s Guide.

    Those are just a start.

  19. Paula Ball says

    I love the video of the cat protecting “his” little boy from the biting dog. I have a rescue that came here as a feral, but he tamed down in just a few days & protects the kittens from anything he sees as a threat. Very special guy who has earned his name, Boss.

  20. Jennifer Ferrell says

    Cats are the best companions. They will let you know when they want your attention.

  21. Roxanne Coryell says

    I adore all cat videos, but especially love the Engineer’s guide to cats! The cat yodeling one almost made me pee my pants laughing 😀

  22. Angie Hall Collett says

    I love all things cat and have several of my own along with a feral colony I care for. My favorite videos are Maru or the pair, Cole and Marmalade.

  23. Shirley Lalonde says

    I love all cats and kittens video. I am a catfanatic. lol

  24. I like the one with the talking dog that gets all excited when told he’s getting a kitten. That counts as a cat video right? Of course, anything involving my cats is a close second!

  25. Linda Szymoniak says

    I love all the Maru videos.

  26. Sandra Gaultois says

    I love Henri! 🙂

  27. Holly Thomas says

    Grumpy Cat, you could sure tell he loves his tummy tickles!

  28. An Engineer’s Guide to Cats 2.0 – The Sequel by klusmanp was my favorite video probably because I’m married to an engineer 🙂

  29. Theresa Spaid says

    Anything with Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub.

  30. My favorites are the cats v. printers 🙂

  31. Love Lil Bub and Simon

  32. Rhonda Druhan says

    I love the Henri Le Chat Noir videos!

  33. Click A Paw says

    Favourite cats -the Siamese cats on Lady and the Tramp!

  34. Too cute!