Calling all filmmakers

It’s that time of year again. The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is in the process of planning for SECS Fest 2021. We are hopeful that COVID-19 will be under control soon and therefore we may be able to hold an in person festival in Seattle in September. So in preparation, we will open film submissions on January 4, 2021.

You can find all of the details on eligibility and important deadlines on our submissions page at or on our page at

We’re looking forward to see what filmmakers have been up to during the global pandemic. Perhaps some are just looking for an excuse to finish pre-pandemic films.

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



Golden Raincoat Awards – 2020

After weeks of deliberation, Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is very excited to announce the winners of the SECS Fest 2020 Golden Raincoat Awards.

Female Ejaculation & Other Mysteries of the Universe
Julia Ostertag / Germany / 2019 / 63 min

Mes Cheris
Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell, Bat Boi / Germany / 2020 / 13 min

Welcome to Athens
Menelas / Greece / 2018 / 7 min

Transcendent Bodies
Barbara Carellas / United States / 2018 / 44 min

It was extremely challenging to narrow down the choices to only 4 films, so it is only fair to add some honorable mentions that were very much part of the conversation when attempting to chose the BEST FEATURE, BEST SHORT, BEST HUMOR, and BEST SEX-POSITIVE.

Shattered, Letter to My Mother, Sauce, The Pizza Topping, Piss Off, It’s Complicated, Love Your Cunt, and Restless.


Ticket sales have ended for #SECSFest2020!

Tickets are no longer available for SECS Fest 2020.

Thanks to all who have purchased a ticket to the festival! It is going to be a full three days of international erotic cinema!

If you bought a ticket, check your inbox, you should have received an email from SFPFF giving you access to the SECS Fest virtual platform by noon (PST) on September 11.

See you at the festival!

Buy your pass to #SECSFest2020 today!

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.

Find the complete schedule of films: