The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Verde Valley Humane Society to present the premiere of the New York Cat Film Festival showing Thursday, July 11 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
The New York Cat Film Festival is an annual celebration of the cats who share our lives, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together.
These films are free of physical or verbal abuse toward people or animals. The only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The programs are designed for adult audiences but can be enjoyed by all members of the family, including mature children.
New York Cat Film Festival film lineup includes:
The Pet Effect (2 min): A priceless mock-advertisement.
Little Works of Art (13 min): A documentary about Harold "Cat Man" Sims and his self-styled American Museum of the House Cat in Sylva, NC, with over 10,000 cat-related objects.
Art’s Automotive (6 min): An animated tale of an orphaned kitten who bonds with an auto repair robot in the future.
Akamatsu the Cat (10 min): A documentary about life with a paralyzed kitty, Akamatsu, who went on to live 4 vibrant years with the use of a wheelchair.
Pure Fluff (4 min): A documentary sketch of a professional cat groomer in New York City, who shows how to tackle this challenge.
Winter Break (5 min): The thoughts of a school teacher bored during winter break with only her cat for company.
Guardians of Recoleta (21 min): A documentary examining community cats living in the iconic Buenos Aires Recoleta cemetery, and what became of some kitties removed by well-meaning American rescuers.
Scaredy, the Cat (8 min): A heartwarming documentary about a very shy cat who was adopted at the tennis courts in NYC’s Riverside park but avoids everyone except for a few choice people.
Marnie: The Cat Guru (2 min): A philosophical tabby cat expounds on the meaning of life and happiness.
Cat Nation: A Film About Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture (26 min): A documentary about Japan’s extraordinary love of kitty cats.
Instagram Cat Mom (5 min): A mockumentary about the lengths people might go to for the purrfect photo to post online.
Samantha and the Rock Cats (11 min): A documentary that follows a woman who travels the country with her cat show.
Mittens from Kittens (4 min): A documentary about a woman was inspired by the nuisance of cat hair to discover other uses for it.
Beth Is Not a Cat (3 min): A flight of fancy about Beth who is not a cat, but looks like one.
This special Sedona premiere of the New York Cat Film Festival is co-presented by the Verde Valley Humane Society, who will lead a community discussion and Q&A following both screenings.
A portion of the proceeds from the New York Cat Film Festival will go to the Verde Valley Humane Society, a non-profit 501c3 animal shelter, to help provide food, shelter, and veterinary care for approximately 1,000 pets in need each year. Verde Valley Humane Society is a no-kill sheltering facility located at 1520 W. Mingus in Cottonwood that exists to provide for and protect unwanted, lost and abused animals; and to promote animal welfare through its policies and presence in the community.
The New York Cat Film Festival will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, July 11 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.