Film selections have been made for SECS Fest 2021

view from behind of people watching a vintage movie where someone appears to be undressing. SECS FEST logo on the left and on the right reads September 10 -12 Seattle, WA USA

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!

Final chance to submit to SECS Fest 2021.

three palm trees. The sky is a rainbow of color due to the setting sun. Reads: SECS Fest Extended Deadline May 21, 2021 SUBMIT NOW FilmFreeway.

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:
        • documentary
        • comedy
        • music video
        • animation
        • 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.

To submit to SECS Fest 2021, visit our website for more information or visit our page on filmfreeway.com.

Thank You to our generous supporters! But it isn’t too late to #GiveBIG.

Thanks to everyone who generously gave during our GiveBig campaign! You will help us to bring back SECS Fest this fall to our home at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle. We cannot do this without your support!

We raised a total of $1,136, just $64 short of our fundraising goal of $1,200.

Thank You!

Just because GiveBIG is over, the fundraising platform is open for donations until midnight (PacificTime) on May 10. So you could be the one to take us to our fundraising goal.

To contribute to our GiveBig fundraiser, visit https://www.givebigwa.org/SECSFest

GiveBIG to SECS FEST GiveBigWA.org May 4-5


We are still accepting erotic film submissions for SECS Fest 2021, However:

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON MAY 21

To submit, visit https://filmfreeway.com/SECSFEST21

We can’t wait to see you (and your film) this fall at SECS Fest 2021!

 

Early Giving begins on April 20 – #GiveBig

Save the Date – Give Big is May 4-5

We were very fortunate to have so many supporters that see the value in gathering to appreciate erotic film. We created the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society as a direct challenge to the cultural stigma of open discussion and depiction of sex and we believe that defying this cultural norm will help each and everyone of us to feel a little less shame about our feelings and desires.

However, as an organization that celebrates human sexuality in all of  its endlessly creative and awe inspiring messiness, raising money to support our events is an uphill battle. So we are again participating in GiveBig to raise the needed funds to put on SECS Fest 2021 and we need your help. We plan to return to the Grand Illusion Cinema in September for a traditional, in-person film festival, and we want to make it bigger and better than ever.

And you don’t need to wait until May 4-5 to donate to our GiveBig Campaign. You can give when early giving begins on Tuesday, April 20th. To Give, visit our Give Big profile. 

Give Today on #GivingTuesday

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.  

The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is participating in #GivingTuesday today, the global day of unity and giving. As you know, our organization celebrates the history and diversity of cinematic representations of human sexuality. We host an annual film festival to bring new erotic films to Seattle audiences and we work with film scholars to select archival works to educate and entertain audiences with insightful discussions about the history of sex in film. 

But we can’t do this important work without you! 

You can support our work by making a tax deductible donation to the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society or by becoming a SECS member.

You can help us again bring erotic film to Seattle once theaters are able to re-open and help to bring back SECS Fest in September 2021.

Thank you your enthusiastic support.

The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society