Submissions for SECS FEST 2020 open on November 18!
SECS FEST 2020 will held in September at the Grand Illusion Cinema.
Want your film to be included in the festival? We accept films of nearly any running-time and genre that have a focus on human sexuality and relationships. To learn more our submission guidelines can be found here at https://www.secsfest.org/secs-fest/submissions/ or on our submission page at filmfreeway.com.
While it was a smaller festival this year, only filling a day with erotic films, I was thrilled to see so many happy cinema-goers having a great time.
We were terrible at photographing all of the shenanigans this year to spread all over social media, but we still captured a few moments.
Logan Fry, director of RO-BOOB: THE FARTING ROBOT MONSTER made the journey to the festival and posed for a few photo ops outside of the Grand Illusion. He also agreed to talk about his film after the OUT OF THIS WORLD SHORTS.
I spoke to quite a few of you who really enjoyed and connected with the only feature length film in the festival, (W/HOLE) from queer feminist porn collective AORTA Films. Actually, the majority of the feedback received has been overwhelmingly positive.
The festival is also the time when we get to meet and talk with many of our new SECS Members, who kindly donate to the festival.
After our fetish oriented shorts program, KINK & CAKE, SECS volunteers tracked down some actual cake to serve after the program and as a historic thunder storm raged outside. Our final shorts program of the festival, LOVE LESSONS, was even periodically interrupted as the storm kept threatening to knock out our power. But the show went on!
And finally, thank you to our dedicated volunteers who worked all day and well into the night. Without you and our dedicated audience, SECS FEST couldn’t exist.
Now that SECS FEST 2019 is finished, it is time to begin the process of fundraising for SECS FEST 2020 with the return of our monthly film at the Grand Illusion Cinema. October is a particularly challenging month to program as there aren’t many good erotic scary movies that fit the Grand Illusion’s October programming. So we welcomed the Grand Illusion’s assistance in finding a title for October.
On October 12 & 16 we are co-presenting the West German cult film NEKRomantik (1987). This is a low budget horror film with a reputation for being shocking and profoundly disturbing. While we don’t totally agree with the film’s reputation, instead finding it to be a campy gore fest with some explicit sex, it is definitely a departure from the sex-positive films we like to champion. So we will include a few content warnings with this selection, although the title provides a major clue as to the problematic content.
NEKRomantic – Saturday, October 12 – 10 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema
NEKRomantic – Wednesday, October 16 – 9 pm – Grand Illusion Cinema
The time is here for the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society’s third annual film festival – SECS FEST 2019 where you will find robots, aliens, dominance and submission, body-paint, and baking and so much more.
2 pm OUT OF THIS WORLD SHORTS
4:30 pm (W/HOLE)
6:30 pm KINK & CAKE SHORTS
9 pm LOVE LESSONS SHORTS
Pre-sales until midnight (PST) or at the Box Office at the Grand Illusion Cinema which opens 1 pm on Saturday, September 7.
travel and parking
Reminder that Saturday is the University District Farmer’s Market (9 am – 2 pm) making parking more difficult to find right around the Grand Illusion Cinema, so make certain to give yourself enough time if driving.
And there is a HUSKIES game at the University of Washington at 7:30 pm on Saturday which will cause delays getting to the area.
I hope to see you at SECS FEST 2019. Arrive early and stay all day and enjoy hours of erotic cinema.
For SECS Fest 2019, we have a full day of cinematic offerings including three short film programs and one feature length queer, experimental erotic work. I’m confident that you will find the films that hit your personal sweet spot.
First, at 2pm on September 7th is our shorts program OUT OF THIS WORLD shorts. Spend 90 minutes in magical fantasy land of erotic explorations of encounters with witches, extraterrestrial life, and other worldly sensuality. There’s a short depicting an erotic extraterrestrial first contact, a coming of age story of gender switch, Princess Leia cosplay, and even a robot monster looking for love.
Then at 4:30 pm, I am excited to be screening the 90 minute feature film from AORTA Films, (W/HOLE).
“At turns lush, humorous, sincere, erotic, joyful, and intense, (W/HOLE) forsakes traditional expectations of porn to create an unexpectedly textured landscape of desire. Amidst ecstatic water balloon fights, opulent feasts devoured without utensils, narrations of pleasure, lewd hand gestures, densely scored orgies, improvisational performance, and intense kink dynamics, (W/HOLE) proposes a new type of pornography: a world of queer sex that is at once surreally lush and intensely real. The film celebrates queer pleasure as a type of queer resistance, while inviting viewers of all identities towards their own human capacity for pleasure.”
If you are looking for body-diverse queer feminist film that isn’t afraid to break boundaries, (W/HOLE) would be my first choice.
If you are looking for something a little darker and more forbidden with a splash or two of humor, KINK & CAKE might be just the treat you seek.
75 minutes of films focused on fetishes and deserts. Bondage, BDSM, ‘Sissy’ training, tattoos, and more served with a slice of metaphorical cake.
Tickets are only $12 / $10 (SECS Members) – Buy Now
Finally at 9pm, I am pleased to end the 2019 festival with LOVE LESSONS, a 90 minute shorts program that explores the human condition with humor and messages of self love, acceptance, and plenty of paint.
Find a short documentary about putting on a penis costume to spread sex-positivity, a first time, a relationship end, threesome negotiations, and the wonderful act of self-love. These films seek honesty and communication along with a fun retro public-service announcement from our friends at Spark Erotic.
And if you can’t pick just one, we also have passes available to SECS Members that grant admission to all four programs. And now becoming a Seattle Erotica Cinema Society Member is even easier. Just make a $50 donation at our new member Click and Pledge site and you will not only receive the secret code to allow you to purchase a pass, but you will receive discounts at all of our events held throughout the year.
The Festival will include three short film programs and one feature length porno. This year all of the films are new and include creations from independent filmmakers, indie porn companies, some found archival footage of an Italian porn star, fetish films, bondage films, dramatic tales self-love and acceptance, and so much more.
Tickets are $12 / $10 (SECS Members) and are on sale now.