Early Giving begins on April 20 – #GiveBig

Save the Date – Give Big is May 4-5

We were very fortunate to have so many supporters that see the value in gathering to appreciate erotic film. We created the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society as a direct challenge to the cultural stigma of open discussion and depiction of sex and we believe that defying this cultural norm will help each and everyone of us to feel a little less shame about our feelings and desires.

However, as an organization that celebrates human sexuality in all of  its endlessly creative and awe inspiring messiness, raising money to support our events is an uphill battle. So we are again participating in GiveBig to raise the needed funds to put on SECS Fest 2021 and we need your help. We plan to return to the Grand Illusion Cinema in September for a traditional, in-person film festival, and we want to make it bigger and better than ever.

And you don’t need to wait until May 4-5 to donate to our GiveBig Campaign. You can give when early giving begins on Tuesday, April 20th. To Give, visit our Give Big profile. 

Have you submitted your #EroticFilm to SECS Fest 2021?

Want to submit your film for our erotic film festival but wondering if it’s “erotic” enough, or “artistic” enough, or…? An erotic film can be…
a documentary
a comedy
a music video
hardcore porn
softcore porn
animation
sci-fi or fantasy
artistic/cerebral
subtly sensual
kinky or edgy
artistic or experimental
…it’s up to you, show us what you find erotic!
To submit to SECS Fest 2021, visit our website for more information or visit our page on filmfreeway.com.
The next submission deadline is on Friday, March 12.

Calling all filmmakers

It’s that time of year again. The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is in the process of planning for SECS Fest 2021. We are hopeful that COVID-19 will be under control soon and therefore we may be able to hold an in person festival in Seattle in September. So in preparation, we will open film submissions on January 4, 2021.

You can find all of the details on eligibility and important deadlines on our submissions page at https://www.secsfest.org/secs-fest/submissions/ or on our page at Filmfreeway.com.

We’re looking forward to see what filmmakers have been up to during the global pandemic. Perhaps some are just looking for an excuse to finish pre-pandemic films.

Give Today on #GivingTuesday

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.  

The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is participating in #GivingTuesday today, the global day of unity and giving. As you know, our organization celebrates the history and diversity of cinematic representations of human sexuality. We host an annual film festival to bring new erotic films to Seattle audiences and we work with film scholars to select archival works to educate and entertain audiences with insightful discussions about the history of sex in film. 

But we can’t do this important work without you! 

You can support our work by making a tax deductible donation to the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society or by becoming a SECS member.

You can help us again bring erotic film to Seattle once theaters are able to re-open and help to bring back SECS Fest in September 2021.

Thank you your enthusiastic support.

The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society

 

 

Golden Raincoat Awards – 2020

After weeks of deliberation, Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is very excited to announce the winners of the SECS Fest 2020 Golden Raincoat Awards.

SECS Fest 2020 – BEST FEATURE-
Female Ejaculation & Other Mysteries of the Universe
Julia Ostertag / Germany / 2019 / 63 min


SECS Fest 2020 – BEST SHORT
Mes Cheris
Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell, Bat Boi / Germany / 2020 / 13 min


SECS Fest 2020 – BEST HUMOR
Welcome to Athens
Menelas / Greece / 2018 / 7 min


SECS Fest 2020 – BEST SEX-POSITIVE
Transcendent Bodies
Barbara Carellas / United States / 2018 / 44 min


It was extremely challenging to narrow down the choices to only 4 films, so it is only fair to add some honorable mentions that were very much part of the conversation when attempting to chose the BEST FEATURE, BEST SHORT, BEST HUMOR, and BEST SEX-POSITIVE.

Shattered, Letter to My Mother, Sauce, The Pizza Topping, Piss Off, It’s Complicated, Love Your Cunt, and Restless.