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Good Vibrations’ Seventh Annual Indie Erotic Film Festival Call for Entries!
“Quickies” International Short Film Competition Accepting Submissions
San Francisco, CA -- (May 18th, 2012): Now in its 7th year of showcasing sexy short films from around the world, Good Vibrations summons filmmakers of all stripes to submit their erotic shorts to the Indie Erotic Quickies Competition. The term “erotic” is as broad as the number of people who use it, and filmmakers are invited to share shorts of any genre or orientation provided they are 7 minutes or less. Finalists will be screened at the Castro Theatre on Friday, October 26th where the Audience Choice Winner will receive $1,500. The deadline for submissions is June 30th and submission is free.
With a comedic bent, this high-quality collection includes a wide variety of tastes and budgets, reflecting a more diverse and entertaining sexual range than mainstream media's. Good Vibrations’ Independent Erotic Film Festival was awarded SF Weekly’s "Best Place to see your (Talented and Attractive) Neighbors Naked," and last year’s crop included neighbors from New Zealand, Mexico, France, Israel, North America and beyond with films like “Me or the Porn”, “Dildo Sport”, “Burger Time” and “La Putiza” exploring everything from relationship ultimatums to superhero sex.
Though the definition of erotic may be broad, the time limit of 7 minutes is uh, firm, and makes for a quick and frisky romp through the short and varied visions of diverse filmmakers. Whether it’s funny, serious, explicit, asexual, straight, queer, kinky, romantic, documentary, parody, animation, music video, or something else entirely, guests can enjoy a smorgasbord of erotic delights.
Saucy Indie film queen and drag celebrity extraordinaire, Peaches Christ and Good Vibrations’ own Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will welcome guests to the Quickies competition on October 26th at the Castro Theatre. The night of decadence begins with a pre-party in the mezzanine where film goers warm up for a night of sexy cinema with live music, hot burlesque, cold cocktails, hors d’ouevres, and sexy give-aways. Those in fear of an awkward evening of TMI can rest assured that Peaches Christ and her veteran drag queen friends are on hand to bring comic relief to the unique experience of watching sex on screen with strangers.
Good Vibrations’ film festival producer Camilla Lombard says, “Thirty-five years as the original sex-positive, female and couples-friendly adult retailer has given us a real appreciation for the diversity of human sexuality and the Quickies film competition is a fun way to celebrate it with cinema. Creativity, originality, and humor come together for an outrageous night that everyone can enjoy.”
It’s also a great kick-off to a “super sex weekend” as the following day Good Vibrations is hosting the first annual Sex Summit, a dynamic conference on America’s sexual state of the union. The conference will examine the relationship between sex and the media, health, pop culture, and politics in a series of panels and keynote presentations by esteemed author and research scientist Debby Herbenick Ph.D, award-winning journalist Brian Alexander, and sex therapist and lecturer Dr. Marty Klein in a lively and relevant day-long discussion followed by a cocktail reception at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in downtown San Francisco. For event details, presenter bios, tickets, hotel reservation, please visit goodvibessexsummit.com.
Quickies submissions must be 7 minutes or less, and the deadline is June 30th, 2012. For more details, rules and regulations, visit: GV-IXFF.org.
About Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations is the San Francisco-based retailer trusted for more than three decades to provide a comfortable, safe environment for finding sex-positive products and educational materials to enhance one's sex life. Good Vibrations offers its products through its retail stores and website: www.goodvibes.com.