CineKink Announces Dates for 11th Annual Kinky Film Festival
NEW YORK — The 11th annual CineKink NYC, scheduled for Feb. 25-March 2, will showcase a curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality.
Billing itself as "the kinky film festival," the event is presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television.
With offerings drawn from both the independent cinema world and the adult, works presented at CineKink NYC will range from "documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, slightly spicy to quite explicit — and everything in between."
"The quality of the works coming in has been tremendous and we're looking forward to an excellent season," said Lisa Vandever, co-Founder and director of CineKink. "As we head into the second decade of the festival, it's great to know we'll be setting off on such a strong note."
The 2013 festival saw Audience Choice Award honors given to "Remedy" (Cheyenne Picardo) for Best Narrative Feature with "Betty Page Reveals All" (Mark Mori) winning for Best Documentary Feature. In the shorts competition, juried festival awards went to "Pinecone" (Michael Markham) for Best Comedy Short, "Krutch" (Matthew Clark) for Best Dramatic Short, "Impact" (Mollena Williams) for Best Experimental Short, and to "Zucht und Ordnung" (Jan Soldat) and "Ritual" (Jörg Fockele), tied for Best Documentary Short. Honorable Best Mention awards were presented to "50 Seconds of 50 Shades" (Bo Blaze), "Amber" (Aven Frey, Gala Vanting and Frank Ly) and "Rift" (Keith Hodder). The annual CineKink Bring It! award, determined by audience vote during a showcase of recent adult cinema, went to "Joy Club" (Petra Joy).
In addition to screenings, plans for the festival also include a short film competition, audience choice awards, a special adult entertainment showcase and a gala kick-off party.
CineKink is currently completing its 2013 tour with a series of screenings in Australia, a first for the organization, concluding a season during which the festival visited Austin, Chicago, Oakland, Portland and Berlin.
A call for entries to submit works for CineKink/2014 runs until Dec. 12, and the festival lineup and schedule for CineKink NYC will be announced at the end of January.
For more information, visit http://www.cinekink.com.