Submissions for SECS Fest 2022 are now closed

An audience watches an old movie of a man wearing a suit and hat embracing an undressed woman.

Now SECS Fest volunteers will be busy watching all of the amazing submissions to decide what will be at the festival on November 4-6.

Thank you to all who submitted their work to the festival!

From what I’ve seen so far, it will be a very packed weekend of erotic cinema. Meaning it will be even more challenging to choose as there are so many great films and there won’t be time to show them all.

Extended film submission deadline is July 29

the S.E.C.S. Fest logo and announcement that the Extended Deadline is July 29, 2022 is superimposed over a rainbow colored image of a crowd of people being showered in confetti.

For filmmakers: Do you have a film that might fit our festival. We accept films of every genre each year that have a focus on human relationships and sexuality. Many of the films submitted to us include scenes of explicit sex, but many do not.

We fill the 3 day festival with short films, feature length films, documentaries, dramas, comedic short films, filmed poetry, experimental film, science fiction, and so much more.

And this is the final deadline to submit a film for SECS Fest 2022 in November!

To learn more or to submit a films, please visit:


With your support, FILM UPRISING raised $173 for the @NWAAFund.

Festival director holding cans of 16mm films while standing under the Grand Illusion Cinema marquee that reads "FILM UPRISING"
Thanks to the Grand Illusion Cinema and all who supported our fundraiser on Tuesday night.  Sadly, between CIVID and the dying air conditioner, we had to reduce capacity to only 20 tickets, so I know many of you didn’t have the opportunity to watch the collection of feminist educational documentaries with us on Tuesday.

But we encourage you to support the NW Abortion Access Fund in anyway that you can. You can make a donation directly on their site to help them continue to provide support with procedure costs, lodging, meals, transportation, and childcare for those seeking access in the northwest.

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Film Uprising: A fundraiser for reproductive rights

The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is excited to announce our next in-person event, Film Uprising.

This event is our response to the Dobbs decision that overturned the 50 year old precedent protecting access to abortion. I see this decision as a complete misunderstanding of abortion as it is essential medical care and am hoping to empower attendees with films that remind us of the progress gained for human rights during the 20th century along with the understanding of contraception and how women were treated by the medical industry in the early 1970s.

Ticket sales along with any cash donations made at the event will be donated to the NW Abortion Access Fund.

Film Uprising: a fundraiser for reproductive rights

1973-1981 · USA
90min · 16mm

SECS & the Grand Illusion Cinema present a sex education film program in protest of SCOTUS overturning Roe vs. Wade on June 24, 2022. These films take us back in time to see the fight for women’s rights so far and to ignite all people to continue the fight for womxn. From the suffragette movement to the invention of “the pill”, this 16mm documentary film event features three short films that show the essential roles of family planning and bodily autonomy on women’s equality and much of the social progress achieved during the 20th Century.

One film is all about the struggles and accomplishments toward equality between the genders including the gaining of women’s right to vote, the invention of the pill, and gains in worker’s rights with unionization. The event will conclude with a film focused on the right of bodily autonomy and how women can take charge of medical decisions, like childbearing, breast cancer treatment, and abortion. This film discusses the white, male dominated medical industry’s history of dismissive attitudes and inhumane treatment of women, especially African American women.

** This program includes documentary footage of childbirth, gynecological exams, and nudity. **

Film Uprising is a fundraiser for abortion access with 100% of the proceeds going toward the NW Abortion Access Fund.


Tuesday, Jul 19: 7:30 pm
Grand Illusion Cinema

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Get ready to tap your feet to the non-stop disco vibes while the Super8 smut unspools overhead.

This event is TOMORROW!

One Night Only! Experience live projections of 100% straight, gay and beyond reels from vintage adult films. This multi-sensory experience will feature a grab bag of silent super8 reels from the 1960s to the 1980s. These short dirty films will be fleeting and effervescent, just like pleasure itself. One-and-a-half hours of non-stop pleasure! Live flesh ON SCREEN.

The ambience will be provided by DJ Shibari Inu. Shibari will add the funk to the steamy imagery with his collection of underground Detroit house all on vinyl. Get ready to experience the smooth disco and soul vibes that only DJ Shibari Inu can bring. Feel the hot vinyl LIVE and in-person.

Event includes depictions of non-simulated sex. Must be 18+ to attend.


Friday, Jun 10: 10:00 pm