The Best “Cats and the City” animated viral film
Only films hosted on Youtube or Vimeo with no less than 100 000 views can participate in the competition.
The competition is dedicated to the image of a cat as a totem animal of modern urban citizen and Muse (or better Mews) of street and internet art. Cat’s omnipresence and independence are highly appreciated by anonymous user, the main inhabitant of the world wide web. Amazing ability to get into where nobody can get, and to do whatever it wants makes street artist to give so much value to cats. For metropolis inhabitants petting a cat is the only chance to enjoy the nature. Cat as a trickster makes urban bustle and internet traffic a game, causing CATartic laughter of people, exhausted by civilization. The omnipresent and omnipotent Kitteh - the theme of our competition. The competition celebrates cat connection of Amsterdam and St.Petersburg: people in both cities adore cats, and the cities are famous by their museum cats: The Hermitage cats in St Petrsburg and Kattenkabinet in Amsterdam
Members of jury, including famous internet cats and cultural professionals connected to city cats culture from St. Petersburg and Amsterdam will choose The Best City Cat.
Hank the Cat - Us Senate catdidate
Maria Khaltunen, - the State Hermitage Museum's director referrent, press-secretary of the Hermitage cats
Anna Kondratieva - Cats Museum director and founder of "Cats Republic" in St.Petersburg
Alexey Dmitriev - filmmaker and curator of "CAThastrophe" viral film program at Cat Video Festival Vienna
Max Hagen - journalist, musician (Neon Lights) and cat lover
The competition is held by Multivision Festival and curated by the famous art CRISPticist Zarathustra the Cat (www.fatcatart.ru)
Requirements for the films:
Short films duration max. 5 min. Completed in the last 5 years, hosted in full format on Youtube or Vimeo with no less than 100 000 views can participate in the competition.
Theme: Cats and the City: cats and their humans, cats in human perception: LOLcats and grumpy cats, fat cats and long cats - everything about cats
Techniques: all kinds of animation (2D and 3D drawing, stop-motion, wall-painted, etc.), combined with live shooting
Genre: all, including applied animation.
Films submission format: good quality film files on video hosting or uploaded to ftp.
Warning: submissions can be rejected because of low quality of the film files that makes them impossible to be projected to 400sq.m huge screen.
Submissions for the competition: NO LATER than August, 5th
Films, distributed by Creative Commons licenses can be sent to the competition by enthusiastic spectators, not by authors personally.
To submit your works you should send a mail with the subject “Cats and the City” competition”, link to the video at Youtube or Vimeo, credits and author’s contacts:
Cats and the City 2012: