The 2019 NY Cat Film Fest


The NY 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 The Friends of Jacksonville Animals

[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.]

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

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.


Kitten Shower

Calling all kitten friends! Want to learn how to become the hero kittens need as a member of our foster team? Join us for a meowvelous afternoon of live demonstrations, games, prizes, snacks and more!
Whether you’re new to the kitten domain or an expert, this event purrfect for you!
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This event is free, but please check out the kitty wishlist at and bring the kittens a gift if you can!