The obsession with internet cat videos has grown so dramatically in the last couple years that the off-beat hobby has now garnered its own film festival.
The first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival will take place in Minneapolis, USA, on 30 August at the Walker Art Center, one of the leading contemporary art museums in the country – a fitting location for the event.
“While enjoyed by a broad online audience of millions, cat videos are normally viewed alone,” wrote festival organizer – and self-professed “cat-lady-in-residence” – Kate Czarniecki-Hill on the Walker Art Center blog.
If you want to get involved in the action, you have till 30 July to nominate your favourite video.
The entire Internet Cat Video Festival will only last about an hour. “Most cat videos on YouTube are less than a minute so the festival should allow for plenty of feline fun,” wrote the Los Angeles Times.
They clearly haven’t seen Nyan Cat.