Cats on film: Feline Film Festival returns to Brooklyn Cat Café June 10

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The second annual Feline Film Festival will take place at the Brooklyn Cat Café on June 10.
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Steedman/Brooklyn Cat Café

Cat lovers, film aficionados, and felines themselves will come together in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday for the 2nd annual Feline Film Festival at the Brooklyn Cat Café.

The festival, which is set to take place on June 10 at the cafe’s 76 Montague St. location, will feature a selection of independent films featuring some of tomorrow’s rising cat stars. Two dozen filmmakers from across the world sent in their cat-related short films and videos for consideration.

“Anyone who’s spent a night of insomnia watching cat reels on Instagram understands the animal magnetism of cats on screen,” said Anne Levin, Executive Director of Brooklyn Cat Café. “We’re thrilled the Feline Film Festival has returned to legitimize everyone’s guilty pleasure while helping fund Brooklyn Cat Cafe to increase its space. Cats entertain us online every day and our mission is to return the favor by saving their lives.”

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The cat café is raising money to fund a much-needed expansion. File photo courtesy of Alexandra Steedman/Brooklyn Cat Café

Those who attend in-person will be able to view the winning submissions, indulge in some free popcorn, and play with a variety of free range cats who currently call Brooklyn Cat Café home.

After the first screening, a panel of judges will hand out awards to the evening’s best films.

The ticketed event is priced at $25 for an in-person screening or $15 for virtual screening — the festival’s goal is to help raise $165,000 by August so the café can claim a state grant and expand their current Montague Street quarters to accommodate more felines. 

Brooklyn Cat Cafe, which is operated by the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, has rescued more than 7,000 cats and is currently the only non-profit cat cafe in the New York City area.

For more information visit www.felinefilmfestival.com and to reserve tickets visit catcafebk.com/reservations