On Thursday, August 30, history was made at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as the first ever "Cat Video Festival" was held.

There were 76 videos that were chosen among thousands of submissions to be shown and nominated in various CATegories – plus pictures live from the event. If you weren't one of the lucky thousands who made it out, you can still vote for best in show up until Friday, September 7th!  You can view each of the videos on the Walker Art Center Youtube Channel and VOTE by Tweeting your pick and corresponding number from the list below including the hashtag #catvidfest!


01 Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell Spot, by Animal Planet

02 I want…, by AnimalHumaneSociety

03 Lucy Films, by LaborCamp


04 Patty Cake Cats, by Seth Miller

05 Gary’s Disgusted, by ClintWeiler

06 Talking Cat, by cutefurrytales

07 Cat Acts Like Dog, by TushiRIT

08 Cat Barks Like Dog, by noobdaily

09 Nom Nom Nom Cat, by k1pperiz

10 Cat Meowing Weird, by Takahura

11 Cats Scream Yawns, by theindiemachines

12 Cat Burp, by iveftfirecracker

13 Underwater Treadmill Cat, by neosurrealist

14 Cat Shower, by HolaKenty

15 Cat Alarm Clock, by GarrulousCrap

16 Why Won’t He Wake Up? by Mitone Cooke

17 Peek-A-Boo Suitcase Cat, by cmbt89

18 Yes Cats, by Gattacapa

19 Kittens Dancing, by tariqwahl

20 Kitten Freak Out, by 100disks

21 Kittens Riding Vacuum, by melodyparris

22 Kitten Train, by SpaceyStacy88

23 Kitten Pounce on Dog, by pratvids

24 Kitten Can’t Jump, by RoAsTLevin


25 Kitten vs. Two Scary Things, by ignoramusky

26 Stalking Cat, by lowdope,

27 Cat vs Cat Balloon, by CarlyandRobert,

28 Dramatic Cat – Orchestral, by John Pickup

29 WTF Kitty, by DidHEDiedChannel

30 The OMG Cat, by Davincipop,

31 Persian on Bed, by akkitom1

32 Banana Security, by richfofo

33 White Cat on Two Legs, by crazystuff103

34 Orange Cat Gone, by teakdc

35 Angry Cobra Cat, by shoutitallloud

36 Serious SOS Cat, by DogsAnimalsCats

37 Little Cat Provokes Big Cat, by phunit

38 Cat Jump Fail, by FiatVeronica


39 Kittens in Bowls, by lpoleschtschuk

40 Gatonovela, by flix

41 Les Chats Ninjas, by faireset2

42 I am Maru 4, by mugumogu

43 Happy Birthday Cat, by tomomama3

44 Les Vieux Cons, by faireset2

45 Cat Scratches Butt, by xanaduvista


46 Simon’s Cat, by simonscat

47 Sushi Cats, by TandNPeanuts

48 Welcome to Kitty City, by cyriak

49 Boots and Cats, by AfferatteDesign


50 Catvertising, by johnst172

51 Space Cats, by andyfreeberg

52 Engineer’s Guide, by klusmanp

53 100 Ways to Love a Cat, by travisandjonathan

54 Facts on Cats, by richfofo

55 Cat Show Trailer, by Madden Meiners


56 Montage of Assorted Cute Kitties (not available on YouTube playlist)


57 The Internet is Made of Cats, by rathergoodstuff

58 Nora, the Piano Cat, the Sequel, by burnellyow

59 Kitty Cat Dance, by steveibsen

60 Island Kitty, by jordan9148

61 Trololo Cat, by thetoaster2006

62 Catsik ft. Exkitten – Swagga, by KrashOPS

63 Live PopTart Nyan Cat, by BradJohnsen

64 Sky Mall Kitties, by ninakatchadourian


65 Cory Arcangel, by coryarcangel

66 Noodle Cup Heads, by shironekoshiro

67 Slow Motion Kitten, by mundomudado2010

68 Purring Face, by dangerbird64

69 Cat Puke, by slaveclothes


70 Kittens Inspired by Kittens, by blakekelly0

71 Surprised Kitty, by rozzzafly

72 Keyboard Cat, by chuckieart


73 Cat Mom Hugs Baby Kitten, by dragomirnet86

74 Dubstep Cat, by xga66erx

75 Henri 2, Paw de Deux, by WillBraden

76 Maru Slides into Boxes, by mugumogu

77 Nonono Cat, by MrDron059

78 Nyan Cat, by saraj00n

79 Two Talking Cats, by TheCatsPyjaaaamas