New York Cat Film Festival 2024

Saturday, April 06, 2024

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. These are not random internet “cat videos”—these are films that have been made with an intention, concept or story to convey something essential about cats. Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people – even when living independently as community cats.

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. Please note that a portion of every ticket goes to a local animal welfare non-profit, bringing community awareness and support for the needs of local kitties. For this screening, that organization is the Animal Protective Foundation. The APF will have information available about their organization at the event.

2024. Not rated. 103 minutes.

This year’s line-up:

Cat Knows You  Act I [1 min] directed by Michael Pickering
A cat’s thoughts as you’ve never experienced them before.

A Cat Called Rumi [3 min] directed by Diana Rousseau
Falling in love with a feral cat

Seen at Last [3 min] directed by Kim Best (recipient of the 2022 NY Cat Film Festival Visionary Award)
This cat poses the question of whether others see you as you see yourself. If so, you are not alone.

Willow’s Tale [4 min] animation directed by Linda Malik
Animated by the neurodiverse artists of The Center for Learning Unlimited’s Brainstorm Productions, this is the story of a domesticated black cat who has wild daydreams.

Momcat [4 min] directed by Lisa Dodell
The filmmaker’s exploration of her mother’s connection with her cats.

Silent Paws [6 min] directed by Mutual Rescue  
Photography, music and the poetry of Gabriel Spera illuminating the enduring bonds between cats and their people, who mourn them.

TNR [6 min] directed by Amy Garvey
Highlighting the problem of the overpopulation of feral cats in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where people are trying Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) as one solution.

Cat Knows You Act II [1 min] directed by Michael Pickering
More wisdom from Cat.

Moose Gets a Bath [10 min] directed by Michael Lentz & Hailey Jansson
A small kitten is rescued from a vacant home in Baltimore, Maryland.

Insomnia [6 min] directed by Kim Best
A cat given to daytime napping is woefully misunderstood but doggedly seeks a solution.

Josh & Scout [6 min] directed by Mutual Rescue 
After combat deployment in Iraq, Josh suffers from PTSD and severe depression—his unlikely savior is a rain-soaked stray kitten.

Shoot the Moon [2 min]  animated by William Rowe
Brothers Sam and Max can’t agree on anything, but when Max’s ambitions to fly to the moon in a cardboard box put them both in grave danger, it’s up to older brother Sam to get them home safely.

Catham County (17 min) Lacey Adair 
A documentary following three CAT rescue groups in Chatham County, Georgia as they surmount the challenges of caring for their managed colonies.

Cat’s Eye Witness News [6 min] directed by MIchele Campbell
Feline news reporters Finny and Dazie report on the news, weather, and reviews of restaurants and movies. 

Puurfect Intervention [9 min] directed by Juhi Sharma
Sarah’s friends think her love of cats has gone a little too far, so they decide to bring in some outside help. Starring Kisha Pearl.

The Cat Duet [2 min] directed by Lorelei De Armas & Julian Wood.
Two friends enjoy singing Rossini’s Cat Duet.

Cat Knows You Act III [1 min] directed by Michael Pickering 
Ideas and sentiments from Cat that will surprise you.

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

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