CFFS 2020 [Online] – The Cat's Meow (All Ages)

Screening window opens ~30 min. before the following showtimes:
Thu May 14: 11.00am PDT
(12pm Denver / 1pm Chicago / 2pm NY)
Sat May 16: 11.00am PDT
(12pm Denver / 1pm Chicago / 2pm NY)
Sun May 17: 9.00am PDT
(10am Denver / 11am Chicago / 12pm NY)

Sliding scale admission: $0–25

Please pay what you can; proceeds support our move to a virtual platform!



Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

• • HOW TO WATCH • •

  • Register for a ticket through Brown Paper Tickets in advance of the listed showtime (PDT). Registration ends 1 hour before the start time.
  • 30 minutes before each screening, NWFF will send a link and password to your registered e-mail address! (Don’t see it? Check your spam filter.) The password will expire at the end of the program. No late seating!
  • If by showtime you do not receive an e-mail with details, please contact for a quick follow-up. (But please, check your spam!)


For cat lovers of all ages

This feline-focused (and allergy-free!) animation program is filled with cuddly cats and their adorable antics. Kitties truly make the world go ‘round in this celebration of glorious stop-motion, painted, hand-drawn and CG animation from ten cat-loving countries. (71 min.)

** Content advisory: The Quintet of the Sunset,” a stop-motion film made with great humor and skill, tackles the subject of mortality in a tenderhearted way. **


Cats Can’t SwimThe Cat’s MeowCubic CatThe Night Fairy Tale


Short Films in this Program:

Cat Lake City

(Antje Heyn, Germany, animation, 2019, 6:42 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!

Percy Cat is looking forward to a relaxing day in a cat’s vacation paradise. But the place turns out not to be exactly what he expected!

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Hiro&Hana Favorite of a Sea Otter

(Ayako Kishi, Japan, animation, 2018, 5:07 min, nonverbal)

In a secret cottage nestled in a pretty garden, some caring kitties discover how to bring joy to a sad sea otter.

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A Tiger with No Stripes

(Raul “Robin” Morales Reyes, Mexico & France, animation, 2018, 8:40 min, nonverbal)

A little tiger goes on a long journey in search of his stripes.

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(Lev Makarov, Russia, animation, 2018, 4:21 min, in English)

Ride a rocket ship with a solar-system savvy astronaut who has lots of fun facts and plenty of cattitude!

The Night Fairytale

(Maria Stepanova, Russia, animation, 2019, 6 min, nonverbal)

In the life of a little cat, a miracle of love and light happens on a snowy New Year’s Eve.

The Quintet of the Sunset

(Jie Weng, China, animation, 2018, 7:33 min, Mandarin with English subtitles)

A splendid stop-motion celebration of endless love and connection between one human and her five very different fur-children.

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(Sergei Kibus, Estonia, animation, 2018, 15 min, Estonian with English subtitles) Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020 Children’s Jury prizewinner!

A sublime stop-motion story of a stray who finds a home and wins the hearts of those who share his life.

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Cats Can’t Swim

(HaiLing Morgan, UK, animation, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal)

A cat with a crazy dream keeps trying to beat the odds.

Odd Dog

(Keika Lee, USA, animation, 2019, 4:30 min, nonverbal)

Meet a kitty who is also a clever chameleon, willing to do whatever it takes to find a purr-fect forever home!

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Wild Lea

(María Teresa Salcedo Montero, Colombia, animation, 9 min, 2020, in Spanish with English subtitles)

Can Lea, a floral cat with a wild spirit, find a home with sweet but cautious rag doll Ciro, and his friends?

¿Puede Lea, una gata con un espíritu salvaje, encontrar un hogar con Ciro, un dulce y cauteloso muñeco de trapo, y sus amigos?

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