Photo cred - The Shiznit
A new film festival is in town, and unlike all the others, this one has a unique focus that is borderline ridiculous: cats. The Montreal SPCA has officially announced the grand rendez-vous international de film felin (GRIFF) or (en anglias) Just For Cats, an internet cat video festival, which is definitely a first for Montreal. Watching hours cats on Youtube alone in your room doesn't count.
To be held at Place Shamrock (a new public space on Jean Talon, b/w Casgrain and St. Dominique) on saturday, August 2nd, GRIFF/JFC is going to be a full-on festival, with a bunch of activities put on from 1pm onward, like rides, live music, games, and other family-friendly stuff.
Central to the festival is the feline-film screening, which will basically be a compilation of some of the best cat videos from around the web, and we all know how much the internet loves cats. The "movie" will start at 7:30pm and will run for 75 minutes, so be prepared for a lot of pussy in your face. Pussy cats, that is.
GRIFF/JFC is being put on by the Montreal SPCA and the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), in collaboration with the Walker Art Center, so there's a humanitarian purpose outside of just admiring cute cats. The event will also be a meeting ground for all the crazy cat people, which is a huge breakthrough for a demographic that rarely has a social event geared towards their one and only interest.
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