10% of every ticket goes to a cat related local cause!
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. 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. A 10% of every ticket at every destination goes to a local animal welfare non-profit, bringing community awareness and support for the needs of local kitties.
5TH ANNUAL NY CAT FILM FESTIVAL 2022-23 [96 min]
This year’s Festival had the most international submissions of any year yet, with films from Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Malta, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, the UK.
CAT FIGHT [1 min] 20-year-old director Zoe Neely from Shaker Heights, Ohio
An animated tale of two cats – one who is real and one who is not – who are jealous of each other. One cat takes it upon himself to get rid of the other.
KATZ OF NY [6 min] 25-year-old director Pablo A Jimenez from New York
An animated story about two down-on-their-luck cats, Matt and John, who hang out for free beer at Katz Bar, lamenting on losing their jobs – when a new employment opportunity arises.
CATS OF MALTA [20 min] Director Sarah Jayne Portelli from Australia and Malta
A documentary celebrating the island’s stray cats and the volunteers who show the large population unconditional love and support. [Sarah Jayne will be coming to the Premiere from Zagreb}
PRIME SUSPECT [2 min] 22-year-old director Gail Albright from Coppell Texas
An animated “thriller” about a dog masquerading as a cat to evade being unmasked as the “Sirloin Snatcher” who has eaten all the steaks in Mew York,
CAT OF LETTERS [4 min] 70-years-young director Kim Best from Durham, North Carolina
This “instructional” film suggests Wordle is easy. Just trust your feline intuition.
ACHROMA [4 min] 22-year-old director Sarah Steidle from Brooklyn, New York.
Amidst a colorful world, a young woman living in shades of gray keeps to herself in fear of spreading it to others, until she finds a perfect (and persistent) companion.
L’HISTOIRE DE LILIPUT [4 min] 29-year-old director Marco Antonio Nunez from Santiago, Chile.
“Liliput’s story, a white cat from Santiago de Chile, narrated by another not-typical-french in another not-typical-short film about cats.
THANK YOU, COME AGAIN [4 min] 22-year-old director Aysia Segura from Brooklyn, New York.
The wildly imagined animated saga of a man who takes his cat to the grocery store to get their favorite snacks.
HUGO [5 min] 37-year-old American director Justin Christopher Ayd.
A contemplative,look at grief over pet loss as a couple finds their own artistic ways to express tributes to Hugo.
DUET [5 min] 25-year-old director Yadid Hirschtritt Licht from Chicago, Illinois
An animated story of a cat adopted by an elderly woman, who teaches him to play piano.
PLEASE RESCUE ME [14 min] 70-years-young director Kim Best from Durham, North Carolina
A documentary chronicling a few of the 250 cats rescued from trees by an avid tree climber.
NINE LIVES [6 min] 17-year-old director Anzi Tang from Sichuan, China
An animated expression of the young director’s imagingins about her cat’s nine lives..
PURRADISE’S GOT TALENT 6 min] 68-year-old Priscilla Dean from Phoenix, Arizona.
A spoof on the human version of this game show concept, starring the rescued cats of the Purradise Cat Sanctuary.
WHAT IF? [2 min] Director Melanie Futorian from Hell’s Kitchen, New York City
Returning feline star from last year’s NY Cat Film Festival, Bobcat is back with a personal expression of his philosophical musings of whether the impossible is possible.
JADE & TRUBS [6 min] from Mutual Rescue
A mixed-media documentary about Trubs, a chronically ill shelter cat, who is adopted by the family of Jade, a young autistic girl with sensory sensitivities..
THE CAT, THE MOUSE, AND THE SAUSAGE [6 min] 41-year-old director Joel Simon from Belfast, Ireland.
A hilarious animated story about three strangers – a cat, a mouse and a sausage – and what transpires when they have to share a small flat in a large city. Based on a 19th century folk tale by the Brothers Grimm.
RUNTIME: 96 minutes