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.
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.
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.
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.
Tickets are now on sale for SECS Fest 2020. Buy a pass for the entire weekend of programming for $25 and see 2 feature length documentaries, 31 shorts, and an archival screening of the 1972 erotic fantasy film, Fongaluli.