The Quarantine Cat Festival Is Coming and It's Going to Be Wonderful
May 13, 2020 by Screenmag
We have all earned the right to smile and laugh and enjoy some happy moments together during these trying times, and what better way to accomplish all of that than with a parade of the cutest cat videos ever assembled? Say hello to the Quarantine Cat Festival.
Now that we are all quarantined at home with our cats, let us use this time to raise money for independent cinemas across the country. Videos selected will be joined with others, becoming the Quarantine Cat Film Festival. Your local cinema, through their online virtual theater, will sell tickets to the film, and receive 50% of the net proceeds. With your help, this festival is hoping cats will help to save independent movie theaters through this unprecedented quarantine.
And the best news is there is still time for you to submit your own film! What better work-from-home diversion than a cuter-than-most cat video project of some sort? Submission deadline is May 19th, and the virtual festival is set for June 19th. Click here for submission and fest details, but first, enjoy this adorable festival trailer:
And yes, there are cash prizes! The videos will be judged in four categories: Cutest, Funniest, Bravest, and, of course, Most Loving. There will be a Best Of Show award as well. The festival has humorously explained that "the videos will be judged by cat experts who are very opinionated." As for those cash prizes, the actual amounts will be determined closer to the film festival's release date.