Cat Clips: A Competition in Cuteness!


Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 5:00pm

Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and Animal House Cat Rescue & Adoption Center are excited to announce the first edition of Cat Clips: ​A ​C​ompetition in ​C​uteness!​, ​a new signature short​-​film contest and fundraising event​.

Selected clips will be screened on Wednesday, April 4​,​ at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in the Grove​, 4465 Manchester​ Ave. The clips will be judged and top prize winners will be announced and awarded at the screening.

All proceeds will help support the ​"​Help Us Heal​"​ medical fund at Animal House.

Awards & Prizes

All submitted videos will be ​viewed by a jury,​ and the selected clips will be screened at the event. ​A separate judging panel ​​will award a cash prize of $250 to the top clip of the evening​ ​and various prizes to second​-​ and third​-​place clips.

The judging panel will be announced on Animal House's website:

Rules & Terms

Those interested in participating must submit clips that meet the following criteria:

- ​Clips must run a maximum of 120 seconds, including ​any ​credits (no minimum running time).

- ​Clips must c​ontain no profane language or offensive imagery​. ​I​f CSL and Animal House deem a work inappropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages, it will be eliminated from consideration. 

- ​Clips can use all conceivable approaches​,​including experimental and narrative​, and can be shot in any film or video format, in either color or black-and-white. 

- Clips must have a production date no earlier than 2011.

In addition, the following conditions apply:

- Clip must be an authentic, original work​s created by the ​videographer. 

- Videographer must have secured rights to any music, words, or images used in the work. 

- Videographer will retain ownership rights to submitted works, but by submitting a clip to the competition, the owner grants Animal House the right to screen the work and use​ it​ for future Animal House purposes. Submission of a clip does not guarantee its use. 

- All films must be submitted using FilmFreeway with a secure online screener link. An entry fee of $10 is required. All proceeds will help support the ​"​Help Us Heal​"​ medical fund at Animal House. Submission deadline is ​Feb. 28, 2018.

Deadline Extended through March 16!

All proceeds will help support the "Help Us Heal" medical fund at Animal House.
Submission deadline: Feb. 28, 2018.