The annual NY Cat Film Festival is a philanthropic celebration through film of our relationship with the mysterious felines who share our world, benefitting a local animal welfare group that works on behalf of kitty cats. This year’s program features 22 shorts, including The King O’ the Cats, in which animated cats perform an Olde English 19th century tale; Feline Noir, a film noir parody about a hard-boiled ginger cat and an unlucky-at-love dame who are destined to be together; Nauticats, a fanciful story of a feline ship and crew, led by Captain Sam, as they face their enemies sideways and claw their way to victory; Quarantine Diary, a playful twist on the coronavirus pandemic, showing the amusing inconveniences that quarantine inflicts on a spoiled and grumpy house cat; Cat Scratch Fever, in which an aspiring feline DJ in a black hoodie practices to become the “Sultan of Scratch” on a small turntable, waking his sleeping human; and Caged, an animated story of a boy working for a cruel circus ringmaster who finds freedom when he sets a tiger cub free.
Note: There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people—and no animals were harmed—in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but are intended for adults and more mature children.