TIFF’s Just For Cats Festival Hits Toronto April 17th

Get your tickets now Meow!

By the Get Leashed Celebrity Squad

Toronto cat lovers are in for a “treat” this April when the Just for Cats Festival hits the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This red carpet event is co-presented with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and is the first-ever festival to exclusively feature all-cat-themed YouTube videos.


Hosted by Magali Simard, Film Programs Manager, Just for Cats will bring fellow cat lovers together to celebrate the online accomplishments of their favorite felines. This event promises to be an evening full of cuddly-cuteness attended by Toronto’s who’s-who of kitty-curious cinephiles. Video highlights will include: stalking cat, nyan cat, kittens inspired by kittens, Lil BUB, Grumpy Cat, keyboard cat, and NONONONO cat.

And just when you thought this evening couldn’t be any more purr-fect, the Toronto Humane Society will host a red carpet cat adopt-a-thon in the atrium of TIFF Bell Lightbox to kick the night off. Join in on the action from 6 pm to 7 pm and meet these pretty pusses for yourself. Perhaps you may even adopt a four-legged fluff ball to your own family.

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Tickets are going fast, so scoop yours up today.

Due to popular demand, an additional screening has been added on April 17 at 9 pm.

IMPORTANT READER NOTICE: Unfortunately, there will be no actual cats present inside the theaters.