Each year, the SECS Fest selection jury reconvenes after the festival to decide upon the best films in the festival to award four “Golden Raincoat Awards” to each year.
Why are the awards called “Golden Raincoats”?
We borrowed Raincoat from the derogatory term for the men who would frequent adult movie theaters, the raincoaters. So it seemed fitting to reclaim the stereotype of the sleazy guy in the raincoat while naming the SECS Fest awards.
2021 GOLDEN RAINCOAT AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FEATURE FILM: ONE LAST TIME
BEST SHORT FILM: HOLE THEORY
BEST SEX-POSITIVE FILM: THE MULTIVERSE IN A MOUTHFUCK
The festival begins on Friday, but if you want to watch the entire virtual live-stream of the festival, you need to buy your tickets now. Sales of the virtual festival pass end on Thursday, September 9 at 10 pm (Pacific Time).
Individual in-person tickets are still available to all shows and can be purchased through Stranger Tickets or in person at the Grand Illusion Cinema, 30 minutes before the start of the show. Just remember to wear a mask and bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
The festival weekend is going to be challenging due to numerous sports events, construction, and road closures. So you will need to give plenty of time to get to the University District and find street parking.
Shiva Sanjari’s documentary, RED LIPSTICK, will screen on Sunday, September 12 at 2 pm. The full interview by Jessica Lanay will follow the film. Tickets an info at https://www.secsfest.org/red-lipstick/.
“Caught on Camera” – 12 PM – Sat, Sept 11 – Grand Illusion – TICKETS
“Nightclubbing” Shorts Program (90 min)
Get hypnotized by the music, lights and mysteries that linger in the afterhours. These films will take you through a mind melding blowjob, a late night stroll through a city asleep, an all girl band making more than just music, and plenty more visual vices that will rock your Saturday night.
Tickets are on sale at 8 am (pacific) on August 25.
You have the option to either see individual film programs at the Grand Illusion Cinema or you can get a pass to the festival live-stream. The only difference will be that the live-stream will not include the Fred Halsted double-feature.
Just remember, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or have a recent negative test result) to attend the festival screenings at the Grand Illusion Cinema. Also, masks are required for all indoor events.
And as always, you must be 18+ to attend either the virtual or in-person festival.
*Ticket links will not work until after 8 am on August 25th.
Due to the recent increases in COVID-19 transmission in Seattle, to insure the safety of festival attendees and our all volunteer festival crew, there are new guidelines put in place by the Grand Illusion Cinema.
All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or proof of a negative COVID test from the last 48 hours.
Masks required for all regardless of vaccination status.
Our auditorium capacity is reduced by 50% and seats will be blocked off to help facilitate distancing. In addition, we are limiting showtimes to one per night, plus one matinee on weekend afternoons.
We will not sell concessions for the time being. Please feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and keep your mask on when not drinking. No outside food allowed.
We now accept debit/credit cards (in addition to cash) and offer advance ticket purchases for all shows. No refunds.
We installed filtration capable of removing airborne COVID particles in the auditorium, lobby, and projection booth.
Our volunteers are vaccinated. Please get vaccinated yourself if you haven’t!
We are doing all of this to keep you safe as well as our volunteers, who donate their time to run the cinema.
Individual tickets and the virtual full-series pass will be available for purchase on August 25 here at secsfest.org.