Thanks for all of the generosity during #GiveBIG. It’s not too late to give.

Thank you for supporting diverse erotic cinema during these challenging times. Due to your generosity, we were able to raise over $900 during GiveBig, nearly making our $1200 fundraising goal.

It isn’t too late to give. If you missed GiveBig on May 5-6, they are still taking donations on our behalf until May 15.

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Submissions are open for SECS FEST 2020 until Friday, May 22. To submit, visit our page on filmfreeway.com.

SECS Fest 2020 dates

Excited to announce that SECS FEST 2020 will be held

September 11 – 13, 2020

at the Grand Illusion Cinema

So mark your calendars!

Submissions are currently open, but the early bird deadline (December 13) is quickly approaching. You can find more information on submission deadlines either on our submissions page or at filmfreeway.com.

We cannot wait to see your erotic film!


And today is Giving Tuesday!

As a non-profit, the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society depends upon your generosity to be able to hold our annual erotic film festival, SECS FEST. Without your support, we could not exist.

So please make a gift today!

Attention Filmmakers!

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.

 

May Movies

As there is only 4 months until SECS FEST 2018 (Sept 7-9), SECS staff are busy watching submissions and making plans for September. However, we are also still holding special screenings each month of features that won’t be at the festival and for May, we are joining forces with Something Weird and the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) to bring the new 2K restoration of TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE (1970).

TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE was thought to be among Edward Wood Jr.'s lost films. Made in 1970 after a 10 year hiatus, Wood wrote, directed, and appears as Alecia, in this comedic sexploitation romp.
Edward D. Wood, Jr. was the filmmaker behind PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and the author of hundreds of novels, including KILLER IN DRAG. He was a pall-bearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood. And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal sexploitation detective comedy that would feel right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters’s MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer’s THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Ed Wood in drag as “Alecia,” TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.

After being unavailable for decades, AGFA and Something Weird are behind the brand new 2K Restoration that we will be exhibiting. And AGFA's Joe Ziemba and Sebastian del Castillo will be present to introduce the film and delve into the work's history and importance among Ed Wood's filmography.

TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE
Thursday, May 24 – 9 pm
Grand Illusion Cinema
Advance tickets

We are still accepting submissions for SECS FEST 2018, but the final deadline is rapidly approaching. So make sure that you finish and submit your erotic film by June 1 and we’ll see you at the festival!