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”?
Seattle is well known for our wet climate. While you won’t see too many umbrellas, Seattleites don’t use them, we are known for going around in a nice, weather-proof jacket for at least half of the year. So the raincoat became our award image.
Additionally, “raincoaters” is a derogatory term for the men who would frequent adult movie theaters. So it seemed fitting to reclaim the stereotype of the sleazy guy in the raincoat while naming the SECS Fest awards which celebrates the type of film that is frequently dismissed as obscene.
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
BEST HUMOR: PROGRESSIVE TOUCH
BEST DOCU-PORN: ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CREATURE
2020 GOLDEN RAINCOAT AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FEATURE: Female Ejaculation & Other Mysteries of the Universe
(Julia Ostertag / Germany / 2019 / 63 min)
BEST SHORT FILM: Mes Cheris
(Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell, Bat Boi / Germany / 2020 / 13 min)
BEST HUMOR FILM: Welcome to Athens
(Menelas / Greece / 2018 / 7 min)
BEST SEX-POSITIVE FILM: Transcendent Bodies
(Barbara Carellas / United States / 2018 / 44 min)
2018 GOLDEN RAINCOAT AWARD WINNERS
BEST FEATURE: Fantasy
BEST SHORT FILM: Queen Kong
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Sixty-Nine Club
BEST SEX-POSITIVE FILM: The 36 Year-Old Virgin
BEST HUMOR: The Fix
BEST KINK: The Wheel of Fortune
2017 GOLDEN RAINCOAT AWARD WINNERS
BEST FEATURE: Exotic
BEST SHORT FILM: Sonata
BEST HUMOR: House of Air
BEST SEX-POSITIVE FILM: See Me