The Sky is The Limit for Cat Videos

The friskies cat video awards 2014

Just when you think the world couldn’t go more cat crazy, it does. Yesterday, The International Cat Video Festival at the Walker Center in Minneapolis dazzled thousands of #catvidfest fans. The festival burst on the scene in 2012 with a crowd of 10,000. Since then, the sky is the limit. Animal Planet ran live streaming video of the event, curated by Will Braden, the maestro filmmaker of Henri Le Chat Noir fame. He’s taken the reins of #CatVidfest on an ever growing film fest circuit.

It turns out the sky really is the limit for cat video consumption. British Airways is launching a new ‘Paws & Relax’ entertainment channel on board long-haul flights from September 2014. The channel is dedicated to showing cat (and dog) videos. I can guarantee you other airlines will play copy cat. Who will the first U.S. airline with the smarts to jump on board?  Maybe pet-friendly JetBlue who sponsored the coast to coast flight of Tara The Hero Cat?

Cat videos are so captivating everyone thinks their video might go viral. Alas, Henri Le Chat Noir sets us straight in this video.

His so called thieving filmmaker director, Will Braden is judging the Friskies Cat Video Awards again this year. I attended the gala awards in NYC last year, interviewed the judges and had a blast.

This year there are 12 finalists in four categories: “Epic, “Res-Cute”, “Funny” and “Strange” which is my unbiased favorite but don’t listen to me, make your own choice. Of the three “Strange” finalists Dumster Kitty is my favorite, so far.

 Remember, every time you vote for a video ( you can vote for all 4 categories daily) Friskies will donate 1 can of Friskies®, up to 250,000 cans to shelters.

Enjoy and go vote The 2014 FRISKIES 

 Vote THE 2014 FRISKIES and tell us which is your favorite category or video.

11 thoughts on “The Sky is The Limit for Cat Videos”

  1. YES! This is what we like to see donations just for voting, not for just one shelter but for many!!!!!! We love the vids as long as they aren’t forced and no harm is done. We certainly know how funny, cute and odd cats can be!
    Luvs
    Skeeter and Izzy & the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut & Romeo >^..^<

  2. Layla, these are so adorable. Today, we voted for the cat drinking from the squirt gun. We will try to vote efurryday so more cans of food will be donated. We expect we will vote for some of the other videos as well. Thanks for sharing. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. thanx for de linx guys !!! theeze R sum grate videe ohz !!!
    happee week oh end…heerz ta yellowbanded perch in everee bowl ♥

  4. I love the Friskies awards – my human went to the awards show a couple of years ago, when it was held in Los Angeles. It’s just more proof that we kitties are in charge!

    BTW, flush Mr. Cheap Plumbing dude! Akismet must be sleeping on the east coast.

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