Lil Bub and Tara the Hero Cat Headline the LA Feline Film Festival

Popular Cat-Studded Event will Showcase the Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Videos and More

LOS ANGELES--()--The Los Angeles Feline Film Festival, presented by planet-friendly pet products maker, Organikat, and the Walker Art Center, today announced that tickets are available for the event which takes place from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., September 21 at Christmas Tree Lane at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Calif. “Paw”sitively the premier event for all cat lovers, the LA Feline Film Festival will feature special appearances by renowned felines Lil Bub and Tara the Hero Cat, a cat costume contest, feline-themed exhibits and vendors, and will close with a compilation of the web’s most watched cat videos on an 80-foot outdoor screen and much more.

“While cats have always been beloved pets for millions, they’ve reached a new height of pop-culture celebrity in recent years, thanks in large part to the plethora of adorable, entertaining and downright hilarious videos created and shared by cat fans across the globe,” said Erik DeLeo, founder of Organikat. “We’re thrilled to showcase some of the world’s most famous felines at the LA Feline Film Festival, and give cat fanatics the opportunity to celebrate with these furry idols in person.”

The festival, which originated in Minneapolis and has been seen in various markets nationwide, will offer Angelenos a “cat”prehensive experience featuring ABC’s Shark Tank success story Steve Gadlin, creator of “I Want To Draw a Cat For You,” as well as:

  • Crazy Cat Costume Contest
  • Celebrity cats
  • Live cat adoptions
  • Food trucks
  • Live music
  • Vendors including Feline Yogi, Windfall Natureceuticals, Molly McB & Company and more
  • Beer tent
  • And more!

Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite feline-inspired attire, and pet cats are welcome as long as they are comfortable with crowds and on a leash or in a carrier.

Lil Bub, one of the world’s most famous felines, will be available for an exclusive meet and greet. Adopted by her “dude,” Mike Bridavsky, as the runt from a feral litter, the dwarf, polydactyl cat charmed the world with her unique “perma-kitten” features that stem from genetic mutations, including shortened legs and protruding tongue. Helping to raise awareness for specially-able and shelter cats, Lil Bub has garnered worldwide acclaim as an author, talk show host, and movie star, and has helped raise more than $100,000 for animals in need.

Tara was labeled a “hero cat” by news outlets including CBS News and Good Morning America after a video in which she chased a vicious dog attacking her 4-year-old owner went viral, reaching more than 16 million views in the first two days after it was uploaded. Tara will also be available for a meet and greet.

Sponsors of the LA Feline Film Festival include Swheat Scoop, The Paw Project, Natural Balance, Pussy and Pooch, Animal Health Care Center in Eagle Rock and Modern Cat Magazine. A portion of proceeds will go to select animal rescues including NKLA, Stray Cat Alliance, Kitty Bungalow, Fix Nation and Milo’s Sanctuary which will be onsite with cats available for adoption.

Tickets start at $15, and are available online at http://lafelinefilmfestival.com/tickets/. Show organizers expect approximately 10,000 attendees.

For interviews with show executives or guest celebrity cats, or to obtain press credentials for the LA Feline Film Festival, contact Lindsay Albright at 858.750.9295 or Lindsay@rkpr.net. To become a vendor or sponsor, contact ashley@lafelinefilmfestival.com.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Internet Cat Video Festival is a project of the Walker Art Center, a nonprofit contemporary art center in Minneapolis, MN. The world's first-ever Internet Cat Video Festival was conceived at the Walker in 2012 as a modest celebration to bring online communities together in the real world. Catvidfest became its own viral phenomenon, drawing more than 10,000 fans to the Walker's Open Field green space and winning the attention of local, national, and international audiences and media. More than a collection of cute cat videos, Catvidfest is an embrace of an internet phenomena and experiment in transforming a solitary online viewing experience into a real world social event.

ABOUT ORGANIKAT

Organikat is a line of planet-friendly, green pet products for cats including organic catnip items and eco-cat scratchers. Driven by a founding mission to provide only the best green products for animals, Organikat products are produced in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment, while providing the highest-quality of sustainable products to customers and their cherished pets. Additionally, all Organikat products are made in the USA. Committed to supporting healthy animals everywhere, five percent of Organikat’s after-tax profits are donated to pet adoption services, spaying/neutering efforts and no-kill animal shelters. To learn more, visit www.organikat.com.

Contacts

Rachel Kay Public Relations
Lindsay Albright, 858-750-9295
Lindsay@rkpr.net

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Contacts

Rachel Kay Public Relations
Lindsay Albright, 858-750-9295
Lindsay@rkpr.net