Sunday Catinee: Catdance Festival Critic’s Picks

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Did you know that my human went to film school, and that for a couple of years before she became a rock journalist in the 1980s she was an assistant editor on several feature films? So I allowed her to help me pick these favorites from Fresh Step’s Catdance Film Festival entries. I judged them on the inherent felinity of the entries while my human scrutinized the photography, editing, pacing and other film-type things. There were 17 short films that were finalists, and you will be able to vote on the top five for the winner of the $10,000 Viewer’s Choice prize.

Interestingly, one of our three picks was not one of those five, and it is really our favorite, mainly because it made both me and my human laugh so much… plus it is proof that cats should be CEOs, not personal assistants. I present to you, Hector Cat Assistant:

If you can’t see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

A Cat’s Guide To Caring For A Human gets four paws up from me for its feline-centric perspective and two thumbs up from my human for sticking so closely to its retro, mid-last century educational film model.

If you can’t see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

Here is a combination of home video, stills and animation that documents the life of the filmmaker’s beloved cat. You may want to have a box of tissues handy as you follow Dear Rocky on his 17-year-long journey.

If you can’t see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

To vote for A Cat’s Guide To Caring For A Human, Dear Rocky, or one of the other three nominees for the $10,000 Viewer’s Choice prize, click here. Voting is open until February 28, and you can vote every day!

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