After the annual premiere in New York City, Tracie Hotchner sends the NY Cat Film Festival around the country. showing two different film programs in cities nationwide. If you'd like to see it where you live, drop her a line to

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The NY Cat Film Festival celebrates the,mysterious cats who share our world, and their relationships with people, no matter where or how they live - as feral cats in a colony, or between the covers in someone’s bed.

The Festival is the way for those who admire and are fascinated by cats to share their films with audiences of like-minded cat lovers, by inspiring, educating and emotionally engaging with them.

The Festival consists of two separate programs of short films which are each a totally different medley of films  - animated, documentary, or narrative films with actors and a script.

These are not random internet "cat videos" - these are films which have been made with an intention, concept or story to convey something essential about where cats fit into our human world.

The festival is a way to honor cats and those who care about them and raise awareness for their needs and qualities while supporting the caregivers in their communities.

The Festival is philanthropic and a portion of all ticket sales goes to an animal welfare organization in every city it visits.

[The chosen 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.]