Events

Internetstadl #1

Internet Cat Video Festival

February 19 2016

Cat-sitting-in-a-chair-©-Walker-Art-Center

The new monthly series of events “Internetstadl” offers an introduction to the digital future. The “Internetstadl” brings together creative and digital pioneers and turns online culture into an entertaining event format. Once a month visitors can experience the kitsch, the fun, the madness, the innovation and the genius of these digital pioneers.

The entry is 4 euros.

First edition: Internet Cat Video Festival

In the context of the first edition on the 19th of February 2016, the “Internet Cat Video Festival” which has already reached cult status in the US will be organised for the first time in Germany in conjunction with the Walker Art Centre, Minnesota. Ever since its first edition at the Walker Art Centre in 2012 it has been attracting over 10.000 visitors every year. For the German premiere at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf we will not just be presenting the world’s best online cat videos, but we will also award the “Golden Kitty”-Award for the best German cat video. www.walkerart.org/internet-cat-video-festival

For the German premiere at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf we will not just be showing the world’s best online cat videos, but we will also award the „Golden Kitty“-Award for the best German cat video. The photographer duo Kunststoff will also be present with their project "Katzmonauten".

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Germany’s best cat video

Together with the Rheinischen Post we found the TOP-15 cat videos in germany. A committee will choose a Jury Prize from among them and on the website of the RP people can vote for an Audience Prize.

The winner of the Jury Prize will be invited to Düsseldorf and receive a 50 % discount voucher for KletterLetter, producer of luxury cat furniture as well as a cat toy specifically designed for the event. The Audience Prize is a 100 € shopping voucher for the purrmania stall inside the NRW-Forum, a Berlin manufaturer of ethical cat toys which have already reached cult status in the cat community. In addition Clevercat, the online shop for cat products, will provide another prize (yet to be announced).

The Internet Cat Video Festival will be presented by Alain Bieber, artistic director of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and Katja Berlin, author (Cat Content: text messages from my tomcat”), prankster and cat film director. Apart from Alain Bieber and Katja Berlin the jury for Germany’s best cat video will also feature Arne Lieb, editor at the Rheinischen Post Düsseldorf, and Sigurd Jaiser from the online telephone provider Sipgate, partner of the event series Internetstadl.

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