More than 10,000 people turned up for a film festival dedicated to viral videos of cats on the internet.
The event, at the Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis, saw the crowning of the first Golden Kitty award for the most popular cat-based viral.
More than 10,000 votes were placed for the contest and the winner was Henri 2, Paw de Deux, created by William Braden.
Mr Braden commented: "This is a great honour. I don't think I've ever purred this loudly!"
Done in the style of the Academy Awarding winning film The Artist, the video imagines the mysteries that Mr Braden's pet cat Henri spends his days pondering.
"I am free to go yet I remain," reflects Henri while staring through a window. "The 15 hours a day I sleep have no effect. I wake to the same tedium."
Later, Henri lies on some bathroom scales and reflects: "When my caretakers stand here they become irate. Yet I feel nothing."
And then he is seen staring sadly at a bird cage complaining: "They leave tasty snacks just out of reach."
The feline philosopher concludes: "I alone feel this torment. I am surrounded by morons."
Henri 2, Paw de Deux, which was uploaded in April, has already garnered more than 4.1 million views on YouTube.