Best of SECS Fest 2021: Holes & Wholes

Best of SECS Fest 2021: Holes and Wholes

various directors · 2019-2021
95min

SECS Fest Midwest presents highlights from the 2021 edition of SECS Fest, a sex-positive, international film festival celebrating the artistry of erotic cinema, focusing on work by feminist and queer filmmakers. Founded by the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society in 2016, SECS Fest features a diverse range of sexually explicit representations, finding beauty in erotic difference and inspiring adult conversations about sex.

These thought-provoking shorts explore the more serious side of sex, with themes of trust, transformation, healing, nature, and the universe. Ranging from magical-realist fantasies to documentaries to poetic essays, these films all use sex to think through personal, philosophical, and metaphysical issues, stimulating your mind as much as your body. Contains unsimulated sex and nudity.

Contains sexually explicit material. Adults (18+) only.

Films in this program include:

  • Fisherman (Nicky Miller, Germany, 2021, 10 min)
  • Tears for Water: A Selkie Fantasy (ScumTrust, United States, 2021, 5 min)
  • Hole Theory (Mahx Capacity, United States, 2021, 12 min)
  • Saint Plaisir (Ivan Sobris, France, 2020, 18 min)
  • Another Beautiful Creature (Mahx Capacity, Germany, 2021, 15 min)
  • Letting Go (Finn Peaks, Germany, 2021, 12 min)
  • The MultiVerse in a MouthF*ck (JorgeTheObscene, Chile, 2019, 21 min)

SHOWTIMES

Saturday, Apr 2: 10:00 pm

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Submissions are now open for SECS FEST 2022 #EroticFilmFestival #QueerFilm #SexPositive

Submissions are open for SECS FEST 2022

For those who create erotic film, we have opened submissions for this years festival.

We are seeking films of any length and genre that depict and tell stories pertaining to human sexuality and adult relationships. We  attempt to emphasize the experiences of queer, feminist, BIPOC, trans and non-binary creators and performers in our festival curation.

SECS FEST 2022

Submission Deadlines:

  • April 8 – Earlybird deadline
  • May 27 – Regular deadline
  • June 24 – Late deadline
  • July 29 – Extended deadline

Submit at filmfreeway.com/secsfest

SECS FEST 2021

SECS Fest is a sex-positive international film festival celebrating the artistry of erotic cinema while inspiring diverse communities to engage in adult conversations about sex.  The festival includes short films, features, documentary, experimental, and archival films. With an attention to selecting films that are inclusive of authentic adult sexual expression, the films will show a diversity of representations: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, kink, body-type and standards of beauty, age, and ability.

SECS FEST 2021 will return to the silver screen at the Grand Illusion Cinema on September 10-12.  There will be 4 Feature films, 30 Short films, and an archival Fred Halsted double-feature.

Additionally, the festival will have a live virtual simulcast thanks to the work of Pink and White Productions at PinkLabel.TV.

Tickets will go on sale at 8 AM on August 25th at Stranger Tickets.

SECS Fest is an 18+ event.

Schedule of Events:

6 pm PDT – Friday, Sept 10 – “For Your Pleasure” Shorts Program

8 pm PDT – Friday, Sept 10 – VIVANTE

12 pm PDT – Saturday, Sept 11 – “Caught on Camera” Shorts Program

3 pm PDT – Saturday, Sept 11 – ONE LAST TIME

6 pm PDT – Saturday, Sept 11 – “Nightclubbing” Shorts Program

9 pm PDT – Saturday, Sept 11 – Fred Halsted double feature:
LA PLAYS ITSELF & SEXTOOL

2:00  pm PDT – Sunday, Sept 12 – Red Lipstick (60 min)

5 pm PDT – Sunday Sept 12 – CHEMISTRY EASES THE PAIN (90 MIN)

8 pm PDT – Sunday, Sept 12 – “Love is the Drug” Shorts Program (90 min)

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Best of SECS Fest: Shorts

Dip your toes into the sexy waters of SECS Fest this summer! From dance to documentary, from female pleasure to fetish, from fantasy to comedy – we’ve got you covered. Come see what you’ve missed or rewatch your favorites from our past two festivals!

BEST OF SECS FEST – Short Films

Dip your toes into the sexy waters of SECS Fest this summer! From dance to documentary, from female pleasure to fetish, from fantasy to comedy – we’ve got you covered. Come see what you’ve missed or rewatch your favorites from our past two festivals!

*No one under 18 admitted*

 

–Shorts Program–

 

ARIDAI (Spain, 2017, 9 min)

Directed by Igor Luna

A sweet tale in which you wouldn’t expect someone be tailor-made for your bathtub. 

Part of our Femme Is Fierce Shorts Program in 2018.

 

SEE ME  (Australia, 2016, 3 min)

Directed by Ms. Naughty

A powerful statement about disability, sexuality and visual depictions of female eroticism.

Part of our It’s Complicated Shorts Program in 2017.

 

GOODBYE (A TRUE STORY) (Italy, 2017, 8 min)

Directed by Ezio Maisto

Two lovers celebrate their brief relationship in front of the camera. The next day she will be gone forever.

Part of our The Real and Surreal Shorts Program in 2018.

 

SONATA (Germany, 2015, 19 min)

Directed by David Bloom

This second film in the Sex & Space Trilogy explores the intersection of pornography and choreography. A study of the body’s inside and outside, it features movement initiated from the digestive system, artsy costumes, and fruit.

Part of our Sexperimental Shorts Program in 2017.

 

OH BABY  (USA, 2017, 7 min)

Directed by Clit Boner & Trilly Crenshaw

Intimate pampering that will make you goo-goo ga-ga.

Part of our Femme Is Fierce Shorts Program in 2018.

 

F*CK YES: FINGERS (USA, 2016, 3 min)

Directed by Emily Best

“F*ck Yes” is a modern sex ed series focused on improving communication (and sex) between consenting adults.

Part of our It’s Complicated Shorts Program in 2017.

 

THAT’S WHY I LIKE IT (Canada, 2018, 19 min)

Directed by Sydney Southam

A culmination of the filmmaker’s work as an artist, filmmaker, professional pole dancer and stripper, THAT’S WHY I LIKE IT, stems from the director’s own experience working in a strip club. Juxtaposing interviews with exotic dancers together with images of their twerking bodies, you’ll be hypnotized by this thought piece about consensual objectification. 

Part of our Sex Works Shorts Program in 2018

 

HOUSE OF AIR (United Kingdom, 2017, 4 min)

Directed by Brian & Karl Eccleston

Parodying instructional videos of the 1970s while at the same time exploring the clash between coded and explicit representations of gay sex.

Part of our It’s Complicated Shorts Program in 2017.

 

BONER LOANER (USA, 2016, 5 min)

Directed by Lisa Fortino

In a futuristic society, a man suffering from temporary erectile dysfunction receives a mail-order android-sex-surrogate to take his place between the sheets.

Part of our Future Sex Shorts Program in 2017.

 

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (USA, 2018, 8 min)

Directed by Bambi K.

Five strangers are trapped in orifice bondage and only their sexual release can set them free.

Part of our Femme Is Fierce Shorts Program in 2018.

 

THE PICK UP (USA, 2017, 17 min)

Directed by Urvashi

With an arm full of shopping bags, Avalon calls a driver to take her back to her hotel. Unable to keep their eyes off each other during the ride, this “chance” encounter soon leads to much more.

Part of our The Real and Surreal Shorts Program in 2018.