NOVEMBER 15, 2016

IMA to Host Internet Cat Video Festival

Think cat videos are the cat's pajamas?

Then don't miss the Internet Cat Video Festival, held Thursday through Saturday at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). The three-day festival is the purr-fect opportunity to gather your fellow feline fanatics and watch a curated collection of cat clips. 

Lil Bub at the Indianapolis Museum of ArtThe Internet Cat Video Festival, now in its fifth year, started at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Since that first celebration, the festival has appeared in more than 150 cities worldwide. (Me-ow!) It features more than 80 cat videos, ranging from six-second GIFs to short films. 

Lil Bub and her caretaker, Mike Bridavsky, have even attended the festival. In 2015, Bridavsky hosted a Q&A with Lil Bub at his side. And in 2013, during the second annual festival, Lil Bub actually met Grumpy Cat.

This year, all screenings will include a pre-show introduction with Will Braden, festival curator and man behind the popular "Henri, Le Chat Noir" series.

Screenings will be at 7 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Toby at the IMA. Tickets are $8 for IMA members and $12 for the general public. The festival generally sells out, so get your paws on some tickets before it's too late. Just remember that you will need to leave your furry friends at home, as pets are not allowed inside the museum.

See you at the festival! The clips are bound to be hiss-terical. 



Dawn olson
Dawn Olsen is a native Iowan, a Purdue graduate, and a defender of the Oxford comma. She moved to Indianapolis in 2012 and first lived in an 1860s Victorian in Herron-Morton. Dawn currently resides in historic Holy Rosary, in an apartment that is equidistant from both General American Donut Company and Rocket 88 Doughnuts. She works full-time as an editorial assistant for the Indiana General Assembly, and also works as a freelance writer. Dawn’s work can be found on Historic Indianapolis; Big City, little Indiana; and on her personal blog, where she shares creative non-fiction. When she’s not writing, Dawn is Instagramming, shopping at Homespun, or biking the Cultural Trail.
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