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.
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.
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.
SECS Fest 2020 – BEST SEX-POSITIVE 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.