CatVideoFest: Taking the Online Feline Offline
How did a reel full of cat videos take the independent theater community by storm? In an era where many traditional theater experiences are being replaced by online streaming services, there may be a new paradigm that goes in the other direction. We all know that cat videos rule the internet, but can they rule offline as well? CatVideoFest collects the best cat videos each year, curates a live theater experience and maintains a local charitable focus in each area it appears. In short: People love fun things like cat videos, they love their favorite local theater, and they love to make a difference. There is a sweet spot in the middle of that Venn diagram. CatVideoFest 2019 was a proven phenomenon as one of the most successful independent releases of the year and its only growing.
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