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Cat Lovers Unite for the First Canberra Cat Film Festival

Tammy Ven Dange

Claws up! Who’s guilty of watching one too many cat videos in their time?

Even people who find themselves immune to the persuasive charms of our feline friends can’t deny that they love the silly things they do on film.

According to statistics released by Pew Research Center earlier this year, 45% of the people who have uploaded a video to YouTube did so with footage of a cat or another animal.

Another study by states that there are over 2 million cat videos uploaded on YouTube with more than 25 billion views across them. That’s a lot of feline fanatics!

RSPCA ACT knows a bit about cats. In fact, they rehome about 2,000 of these furry companions every year.

To recognise this mutual love for all things cats, and just to have a paw-some night out, RSPCA ACT is hosting its first Spooky Cat Film Festival between 6pm and 10pm on Friday 13 November at the Old Bus Depot building on the Kingston Foreshore.

Midnight, an RSPCA cat looking for a forever home looks scared already!

Midnight, an RSPCA cat looking for a forever home looks scared already!

On the night, a meow-nificent film will be shown that will sure entertain local Canberrans of all ages.

The reel is produced and curated by the Walker Art Center and will feature approximately 100 cat videos submitted by individuals from around the world within the categories of Comedy, Drama, Animation, Musical, Action, Vintage and Documentary.

The night will also be full of cat-ivities including food, beverages, a cattoo parlour, games, a photo booth, a dress up competition and my favourite ‘Full Moon Night Markets.’

All funds raised from ticket sales and most other activities will go towards the work that RSPCA ACT does for the animals in need in our community. So get your whiskers in place and buy your tickets here.

It should be a purrrfect night with friends and family, and I hope to see you there.


the essentials
What: The RSPCA Spooky Cat Film Festival
Where: Old Bus Depot building
When: Friday 13 from 6-10pm
How much: $15 to $20 see website for more details


Tammy Ven Dange

Protecting Canberra's critters as the CEO at RSPCA ACT. Paddler of boats and boards. Often found in Hawaii and in cowboy boots! More about the Author

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