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
“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.
And now the real work begins. The SECS Fest team will be busy updating the website, getting all of the accepted films, compiling programs, cutting a festival trailer, and so much more.
If you submitted a film to the festival, check your email for your acceptance letter.
We accepted approximately half of the films submitted this year as the submissions were excellent. But we only have a three day film festival, which places a time limit on the number of films we can take each year.
SECS Fest 2021 will have 4 feature programs and 4 short film programs plus a double-feature of recently restored archival adult films from the 1970s.
I can’t wait to see you at the Grand Illusion Cinema in September!
Only a few days remain to submit to SECS Fest 2021.
Submissions close on May 21.
Curious about the kinds of erotic film that is exhibited at the festival?
There are both short films and feature length films at the festival each year representing most genres including:
sci-fi or fantasy
artistic or experimental
What surprises some is that films don’t need to be sexually explicit to be in the festival. There is a mix of hardcore, sensually erotic, and some are about sex and relationships, but have little “erotic” content.
SECS Fest leaves it to filmmakers to show what they consider an erotic work.