Change of Hearts Wins Best Cat Video and other media mews by Layla Morgan Wilde. Cats are everywhere: in film, on television, in commercials and in videos.
We were rooting for our friend Alana and her video Catalogue to win The Fresh Step Catdance Film Festival and she came close. Happily we can enjoy more of her talent and her cat Crepes at her blog Cat In The Fridge After nearly 100,000 votes and more than 1 million film views, cat film aficionados have spoken.
UCLA Student and Filmmaker Wins Best Feline Flick & Walks Away With A “Kitty” of $10,000.
The viewer’s choice winner in the category of best scripted, original cat film is “A Change of Heart.” Filmmaker Balbinka Korzeniowska will walk away with a kitty of $10,000 for her clever story that showed that cat love defies stereotypes. Korzeniowska’s film edged out 1950s-style educational film strip spoof “A Cat’s Guide to Caring for a Human” by just over 1,300 votes.
The makers of Fresh Step litter debuted five original feline flicks in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 19 and then asked America to select its favorite feline film. The voting was part of a larger effort to take the Internet phenomenon of cat videos to a higher level. As part of the program, the makers of Fresh Step litter screened a total of 17 original scripted cat films on YouTube and FreshStep.com
“While people love camera phone videos of playful kitties, we thought the time was right to task talented filmmakers with creating the Cat Film genre,”said David Kargas, a spokesperson for Fresh Step litter. “And the filmmakers didn’t let us down. The quality of films we received – and the enthusiastic response from cat lovers – just prove that the day is coming when cat films take their rightful place as a celebrated genre in the film world.”
In the winning film, a woman dating multiple men is on date who tearfully tells her his cat has died. Which cat men on Animal Planet do you think it parodies?