The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through
short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal
welfare groups that bring people and pets together.
[These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you
might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult
audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.]
Run time: 2 hours
THE PET EFFECT (2 min) A priceless mock-advertisement.
Little Works of Art (13 min) a documentary about Harold "Cat Man" Sims and his self-styled
American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, with over 10,000 cat-related objects.
Art’s Automotive (6 min) An animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an auto repair
robot in the future.
Akamatsu the Cat (10 min) A documentary about life with a paralyzed kitty, Akamatsu, who
went on to live 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair.
Pure Fluff (4 min) A documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who
shows how to tackle this challenge.
Winter Break (5 min) The thoughts of a school teacher bored during winter break with only her
cat for company.
Guardians of Recoleta (21 min) A documentary examining community cats living in the iconic
Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning
American rescuers.
Scaredy, the Cat (8 min) A heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted
at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice
people.
MARNIE: The Cat Guru (2 min) A philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and
happiness.
CAT NATION: A Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture (26 min) A documentary about
Japan’s extraordinary love of kitty cats.
INSTAGRAM CAT MOM (5 min) A mockumentary about the lengths people might go to for the
purrfect photo to post online.
SAMANTHA AND THE ROCK CATS (11 min) A documentary that follows a woman who
travels the country with her cat show.
Mittens from Kittens (4 min) A documentary about a woman was inspired by the nuisance of
cat hair to discover other uses for it.
BETH IS NOT A CAT (3 min) A flight of fancy about Beth who is not a cat, but looks like one.
● Programming subject to change