Pink and White Productions has partnered with the Seattle Erotica Cinema Society to present the 50th annual SECS Fest. The festival will be held in-person September 10-12 at the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle, WA, and broadcast live online from the theater to international screens via PinkLabel.TV. The live-stream will take place at the same time as the in-person program, with additional access for a limited time to view festival programs on-demand for a 24 hour period following the festival’s theatrical timeline.
PinkLabel.TV presented the SECS Fest online in 2020. Now for the first time, Pink and White productions will be at the festival to simulcast the event from the theater. Those unable to attend in person can watch the festival online in real-time via PinkLabel.TV’s film festival platform.
Pink and White is proud to offer PinkLabel.TV’s virtual broadcasting to adult film festivals, making screenings safe and accessible to a global audience. COVID-19 continues to impact travel and theater events around the world. As theaters re-open at partial capacity, the company plans to present ‘hybrid’ screenings by broadcasting in-person events direct from the physical theater to its virtual platform.
SECS Fest aims to bring world-class erotic cinema to Seattle audiences with their annual international film festival with films showing a diversity of representations: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, kink, and body-type; with a strong sex-positive core that has been the mission of SECS Fest since its inception. Nine programs will be screened over the three-day weekend event, with 30 short films and 4 feature films from around the globe.
SECS Fest’s four shorts programs include:
FOR YOUR PLEASURE (90 min)
Discover pleasures from new perspectives with films about self-discovery, new life, creative foreplay, bumpin’ beats, and a time travelin’ hole.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA (80 min)
Reflections, gaze, projections, and physical media all play a part in these films where the lens has a leading role.
NIGHTCLUBBING (90 min)
Get hypnotized by the music, lights and mysteries that linger in the after hours. These films will take you through a mind melding blowjob, a late night stroll through a city asleep, an all girl band making more than just music, and plenty more visual vices that will rock your Saturday night.
LOVE IS A DRUG (90 min)
Craving some nature? We’ve got you covered with bodega treats, picnics, sultry seaside encounters, canna-comforts and more. Guaranteed to leave you hungry for more.
SECS Fest’s four feature films include:
Anoushka (France, 2020) – 91 min
Following her separation, Lou, a reserved young woman, will rent out a room in her too large apartment. This leads Lou to meet and begin a passionate relationship with Charlotte, but this new situation is not without drama, loss, and growth as Lou and Charlotte face challenges due to Lou’s loss of mobility and her sense of independence after an accident.
ONE LAST TIME
Olympe de G. (France, 2020) – 72 min
Salomé has decided to end her own life. The date has been set, it will be in 6 months. Until then, what matters most to her is to plan her last time, the last time she’ll make love. She wants to give that moment even more importance than she gave to her first time.
Shiva Sanjari (Islamic Republic of Iran, 2019) – 40 min
Red lipstick is about a hairdresser called Masoumeh who is 36 years old and never got married. Her beauty salon is in a poor neighborhood of Tehran Called Shoosh.
CHEMISTRY EASES THE PAIN
Shine Louise Houston (United States, 2020) – 41 min
Frankie is set on her college path with a supportive Mom and tight-knit circle of queer friends. But the laws of attraction have other plans when she catches feelings for her Chemistry study-partner, Matt. Internalized bi-phobia runs deep, and soon Frankie must confront her ambivalence about her desires and fears of being rejected by her community. Which will she choose: Love or her pride?
The complete lineup for SECS Fest 2021 is available at secs.pinklabel.tv.
COVID-19 safety policies are subject to change up until and through the festival based on city, state, and venue guidelines. Follow @PinkLabelTV and @SECSfest on Twitter.
About Seattle Erotica Cinema Society
The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society screens films throughout the year that celebrate the artistry of erotic cinema while also inspiring diverse communities to engage in adult conversations about sex and host an annual international film festival of erotic films.
The Seattle Erotica Cinema Society is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike. Shunpike is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.
Created and curated by Pink & White Productions’ Director Shine Louise Houston, PinkLabel.TV provides a streaming platform for independent adult filmmakers, with additional resources aimed to further their craft and help films find a global audience. The site boasts over 1400 independent, award-winning films to rent individually à la carte. PinkLabel+ members enjoy unlimited streaming and free access to live broadcast film screenings.
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