CatVideoFest is like catnip for individuals

Seattle filmmaker Will Braden carries with him an unconventional contacting card.

“My business enterprise playing cards say, ‘I Make Cat Video clips,’” claimed Braden, who transitioned from generating cat films of his own to a extended-phrase gig curating the cat films of other folks.

“More accurately, I ought to just say, ‘I Observe Cat Video clips,’” Braden said.

And in truth he does: Braden is liable for placing with each other the common “CatVideoFest” series, the most up-to-date installment of which will open Friday at the Gateway Film Middle. The screenings, a compilation of feline-targeted novice video clips and quick films, constantly gain spot shelters: In central Ohio, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to neighborhood shelters, which includes the Colony Cats & Canine adoption middle.

Cat fanciers and film fans alike have produced “CatVideoFest” a common once-a-year attraction at the Gateway Movie Heart.