Cat Video Film Festival
Cat Video Film Festival

Cat videos are estimated to account for 80 percent of the videos on the internet. Funny cat videos on the internet have become so popular that a cat video festival is planned to be conducted on 30 August at Minneapolis in the US.

The Cat festival is part of Open Field, the Walker Art Gallery's summer project that will showcase cats playing keyboards, talking cats, curtain climbing cats and much more. The Keyboard cat has over 25 million viewers in YouTube after being uploaded in 1984. The video shows a cat skillfully playing the keyboard using its master strokes. There is another feline who stands on two legs and watches you while you talk. Yet another cute cat imitates your expressions. No wonder the festival is described as LOL or Laugh Out Loud.

"I could not be more excited to literally bring this solo cat video viewing behaviour out in the open. Traditionally, we send these viral gems to one another via email or share them through various social media outlets. Some viewers (yours truly included) spend precious free time trolling the interwebs for hilarious 30-second clips of feline tomfoolery," organiser Katie Czarniecki Hill wrote in a blog post announcing the event.

"Walker Open Field welcomes cat lovers (and challenges haters - c'mon, you know who you are) to openly release your cat-video-induced giggles and emotions that are otherwise muffled by computer screens and constrained by cubicles," she added.

A viral video expert told the BBC that cat videos will always remain popular among internet users.

"At some stage in the early internet it was just discovered that if you animate any kind of image of a kitten doing a dance then it was a universal language of joy. It works across all cultures, all languages... and we are genetically tuned to have an emotional response to cute animals," said Ed Robinson, creative director at London-based agency The Viral Factory.

Comparing the popularity of dogs and cats on the internet, Robinson said dogs are regaining their popularity but since cats are part of the cultural movement, they are sure to become more and more popular.

The last date for filing your nominations is 30 July.

Check out the video of the Keyboard cat below: