90 minutes of Cat Shorts at Go Short

Go Short have announced that one of their special film programs will be dedicated to cats and promise a a program full of artistic cat films and the viral cat hits from YouTube. 

What do art and cats have in common? Henri, le chat noir, has answered this question already: “A cat is a work of art on its own.” Not only cat lovers are inspired by our fluffy friends, filmmakers like David OReilly and musicians like Björk are stimulated as well. Go Short will present a selection of short films and music videos with cats in the leading parts.

After ten years of YouTube cat shorts have proved to be some of the most popular shorts. No other kind of home video seems to get posted as often on Facebook and YouTube as cute kittens doing funny things. And we all know, they deserve nothing less than a leading part because no human can ever break the iron will of a cat. They defy gravity, ignore the rules of decent behavior and make the world their own and special playground.

Go Short will bring the special program in co-operation with the Walker Art Center Minneapolis and Vienna Independent Shorts, organizer of the Cat Video Festival Vienna.

Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen is the Dutch festival for short film. For five days, over 300 short films are screened in and around LUX in Nijmegen. Besides screenings there are exhibitions, workshops, performances, parties and more. The festival takes place from 8 – 12 April 2015. More information on the festival at www.goshort.nl.

Watch the official festival trailer of Go Short 2015

17 March 2015, by Laurence Boyce