The Festival is proud to feature a 2014 Erotic Short Film Showcase. The Film Showcase is a delightful addition to the Festival experience, taking place during regular Festival hours, as an addition to our other works of visual and performance art. Audiences will be captivated by the diversity of subjects and filming techniques, screened in the serene calm of our Festival Salon.

Included after each film’s title is the name of the Program in which that film will be shown, along with Program showtimes. Each Program will be screened once during each Festival day. For more scheduling information, visit our Festival Schedule page.

Curated by:
DeAnna Berger

with Selection Jury:

    • Jim Rivera
    • Nathan Holm
    • Rev. Spenser Hoyt

 

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The Accidental Bear
Queer Shorts program – Friday 5/30 8:00PM; Saturday 5/31 2:00PM; Sunday 6/1 2:30PM
2013, USA
dir. Paul Deeb
18 min.

Photographed and edited in multiple styles, ‘The Accidental Bear’ is a small scale tour of the filmmakers’ art. Within a unique contextual blend of documentary and narrative style, Deeb ultimately finds the sensual heat that comes solely by way of the heart.

 

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Best Slumber Party Ever
Queer Shorts program – Friday 5/30 8:00PM; Saturday 5/31 2:00PM; Sunday 6/1 2:30PM
2012, Canada
dir. Samuel Shanahoy
5 min.

Best Slumber Party Ever is a short deep lez pornographic film about pillow fights, spin the bottle, scissoring, and secret sporty spice obsessions.

 

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CLCE
Documentaries program – Friday 5/30 5:30PM; Saturday 5/31 12:30PM; Sunday 6/1 11:30AM
2014, USA
dir. Dale Saviers
8 min.

CLCE (Craigslist – Casual Encounters) explores the good, the bad and the weird world of the Casual Encounters category in Seattle.

 

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Da Illest “Do It Like That”
Queer Shorts program – Friday 5/30 8:00PM; Saturday 5/31 2:00PM; Sunday 6/1 2:30PM
2014, USA
dir. Quar Brown
4 min.

“Creating for Da Illest was unique, as this was the first time creating with openly gay and out hip-hop artist…. with amazing skill and talent to fit within the mainstream music world.”

 

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LOOPS
Experimental Films program – Friday 5/30 7:00PM; Saturday 5/31 6:00PM; Sunday 6/1 1:30PM
2012, Denmark
dir. Steen Schapiro
31 min.

What is the strange relationship between porn and mainstream culture? In five experimental sex scenes, the audience is challenged by simultaneously watching wild, hardcore sex, subverting gender and porn clichés, whilst the lovers look at us directly and share their stories about spirituality, politics, pregnancy, feminism and more.

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Mistress, A Contemporary Love Story
Special Screenings! Saturday 5/31 2:45PM; Sunday 6/1 12:15PM
2014, USA
dir. Paul Deeb
29 min.

Hand-held photography, natural lighting, and a sparse acoustic film score complement the mounting tension of this film, while the use of black and white is revealed to be more than noir-style window dressing. Classic noir films tend to favor the darker side of human behavior; crime and smoldering sexuality are frequent themes. In “Mistress”, Deeb has added a slight peppering of the wry, and produced a unique erotic blend that is poignant, sexy, and smart.

 

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Pan Play Decadence
Experimental Films program – Friday 5/30 7:00PM; Saturday 5/31 6:00PM; Sunday 6/1 1:30PM
2013, Italy
dir. Giovanni Aloi
2 min.

An experimental film about fetish, BDSM, latex, queer culture, new punks, self-harm, self-reflection, passion, and obsession. Mixing documentary filmmaking, arty feelings, and striking hypnosis, “Pan Play Decadence” is sweetly and painfully human: a living fresco of an era that knows how to exhibit, but doesn’t permit decoding.

 

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QUINTET -a choreo-pornographic experiment
Experimental Films program – Friday 5/30 7:00PM; Saturday 5/31 6:00PM; Sunday 6/1 1:30PM
2013, Germany
dir. David Bloom
22 min.

A tribute to the experimental and sex-positive atmosphere of Berlin in the early 21st century, Quintet brings together work with dance, movement and conscious sexuality to create a unique erotic visual experience. Music by Jassem Hindi.

 

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Saint & Whore (Heilige & Hure)
Documentaries program – Friday 5/30 5:30PM; Saturday 5/31 12:30PM; Sunday 6/1 11:30AM
2012, Germany
dir. Anne Zohra Barrached
28 min.

Gero is living a double life. In one, he is a devoted father, residing with his wife, mother, and his two children. In the other, Gero is a cross-dresser who has sex with men. ‘Saint & Whore’ lays open little by little a family drama between middle-class veneer and unlived sexuality.

 

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Sense
Queer Shorts program – Friday 5/30 8:00PM; Saturday 5/31 2:00PM; Sunday 6/1 2:30PM
2014, United Kingdom
dir. Paolo Benetazzo
4 min.

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only passion. A short film about Eros, bondage and fetish.