VICE'S LIL BUB & FRIENDZ TO SCREEN AT THE 2013 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

6/3/2013 | Seattle International Film Festival
By: Jessica Marx | 206.315.0683 | jessica.marx@siff.net

Lil Bub & Friendz premiered worldwide at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, winning Best Feature Film in the Tribeca Online Festival

A heartwarming story of the world's cutest celebrity cat, and her sensational rise to international stardom

Starring Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat, Scumbag Steve, and the Internet

NEW YORK, NY - June 3, 2013 - VICE today announces Lil Bub & Friendz's screening at the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival, starring Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat, celebrity memes, and the Internet. VICE's documentary is the first film to investigate the phenomenon of internet cats and memes, through the tale of Lil Bub's rise to fame.

For more information on Lil Bub & Friendz at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 8th visit: http://www.siff.net/festival-2013/lil-bub

Watch the Lil Bub & Friendz official trailer here: http://youtu.be/Yx6cY84XmwU

Underpinned by a classic "boy and his dog" story (only this time it's a cat), Lil Bub & Friendz chronicles Lil Bub's journey to stardom, the world of "cat people" through the first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival, and the virality of YouTube videos and memes fueling the world's obsession with cats.

Lil Bub adds, "Meow, meow."

Lil Bub & Friendz took New York City by storm at the Tribeca Film Festival, warming the hearts of many, winning Best Feature Film in the Tribeca Online Festival and playing to a crowd of 5,000 at Tribeca's annual outdoor Drive-In event series. The small feline made headlines after her picture was taken during a meeting with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. They all got along swimmingly.

Lil Bub & Friendz is directed and produced by Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner. This is Andy Capper's latest film following his first documentary titled Reincarnated featuring the rebirth of Snoop Dogg as "Snoop Lion." This is Juliette Eisner's first film.

ABOUT VICE
VICE is a leading global youth media company, with more than 30 international bureaus reaching over 200MM users every month. Since launching as a newsprint monthly in 1994, VICE has expanded into a true multi-media network, including the world's premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; a television & feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; and a book-publishing division. VICE's digital channels include Noisey, a music discovery channel; The Creators Project, dedicated to the arts and creativity; Motherboard, covering cultural happenings in technology; THUMP, focusing on global dance and electronic music; and Fightland, a channel dedicated to the culture of MMA.

ABOUT THE SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival (May 16 - June 9, 2013) is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 250 features and 150 short films from over 70 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on four screens at the SIFF Film Center and the historic SIFF Cinema Uptown, reaching more than 100,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 11,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.

Media Inquiries:
VICE - Juliette Eisner | Juliette.Eisner@vice.com
SIFF - Jessica Marx | jessica.marx@siff.net