CineKink Announces Kinky Line-Up for Annual Film Festival / March 14-18, 2018

 

CineKink Announces Kinky Line-Up for Annual Film Festival
March 14-18, 2018

NEW YORK, NY; March 1, 2018 – CineKink NYC returns for its 15th annual appearance on Wednesday, March 14, bringing with it a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. In addition to screenings, plans for the festival also include a short film competition, presentations, audience choice awards, a fund-raising kick-off gala and a concluding “AfterGlow” play party.

Billing itself as “the kinky film festival,” the event will run March 14-18, 2018. Presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works presented at CineKink NYC will range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.

“We are thrilled, and slightly dumb-founded, to be celebrating our 15th anniversary this year,” said Lisa Vandever, Co-Founder and Director of CineKink. “Looking back on all the films we’ve presented since 2003, it’s so gratifying that we’ve been able to connect so many smart and sexy works with an appreciative, like-minded audience. And we’re looking forward to another year of it!”

The CineKink NYC festivities begin Wednesday, March 14, at 8 PM, with a fundraising kick-off extravaganza to be held at M1-5 Lounge (52 Walker Street, NYC), a pansexual celebration that includes burlesque performances, sexy “sensation stations” for the kink-curious, a raffle of sex-positive swag, and some decadent cinematic morsels.

The festival then moves to Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, NYC) from Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17, with several different film and video programs scheduled for each day.

A filmmakers’ crowdfunding workshop, an awards celebration and an AfterGlow play party complete the festival’s run on Sunday, March 18.

THURSDAY
First up, on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PM, the shorts program COME AGAIN? brings together a sizzling assortment of new works from many of the filmmakers and performers whose work has graced the CineKink screen over its 15 years. Then, at 9:15 PM, V-CARD: THE FILM follows a 23-year-old virgin (not for lack of trying), as he sets out on a comedic, documentary journey to discover what virginity means in our society, and why he’s been so unlucky at lust.

FRIDAY
On Friday, March 16 at 7:00 PM, accompanied by several shorts on the role of fantasy in relationships, the feature film FANTASY looks at the increasingly surreal measures one couple takes to rekindle their desires and reclaim intimacy. And at 9:15 PM, MIXINGS & MINGLINGS is a collection of lusty shorts exploring libidinous pursuit, from solo act to group expression.

SATURDAY
Kicking off Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 PM, CONSENT COUNTS features shorts addressing the topic of consent, followed by a panel discussion that expands the conversation to include all that is relevant in this time of the #MeToo movement.

At 3:15 PM, it’s a screening of works that explore and celebrate sex as work, including RED UMBRELLA RIGHTS, a documentary focus on the founders of the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, and ongoing efforts to further sex worker rights.

At 5:15 PM, CineKink’s annual showcase, BRING IT!, features a dazzling array of talent from today’s adult cinema, each representing a wide range of genres and visual styles, all stepping up with a hot sampling of their recent endeavors.

At 7:30 PM, a round-up of shorts, SEX & MONSTERS, explores some of the darker desires lurking deep inside – and out in the woods.

And at 9:45 PM, GIVE & TAKE is a kinky collection of shorts that probe, prod and play with the dynamics of sexual power and release, control and submission.

SUNDAY
For everyone inspired during CineKink to further their own cinematic endeavors, a workshop, CROWDFUNDING FOR CAREER INDEPENDENCE, will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.

CineKink NYC concludes the evening of Sunday, March 18 at 7:00 PM, with the CINEKINK AWARDS CELEBRATION, including presentation of the annual festival awards, to be followed at 9:00 PM by the CINEKINK AFTERGLOW party, one last chance to mingle with like-minded festival-goers and enjoy a few additional screenings, this time in a relaxed, play party setting.

The location for all Sunday events is Bowery Bliss, a club located on the Lower East Side; exact address will be provided upon advance RSVP/purchase.

For more information, visit http://cinekink.com.

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TICKETS AND PASSES
Tickets and passes may be purchased via Elevent:
https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/Search

CINEKINK TICKETS
Tickets to CineKink NYC screenings are $14; $11/students & seniors; $10/CineKink members. Admission for parties and workshops varies.

CINEKINK ALL-ACCESS PASS
A limited number of CineKink All-Access Passes, covering admission to all screenings and parties, are available in advance at early-bird pricing for $85; $70 for students/seniors; $50 for CineKink members. Starting March 1, pricing on any remaining passes will be $105; $85 for students/seniors; $65 for CineKink members.

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ABOUT CINEKINK NYC
Billing itself as “the kinky film festival,” CineKink NYC returns for its 15th annual appearance March 14-18, 2018, to be followed by a national showcase tour. Presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, works featured at CineKink range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.

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CINEKINK NYC – Program Descriptions
March 14-18, 2018

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 ************

Wednesday, March 14 – 8:00 PM

KICK-OFF GALA & FUNDRAISER
Put on your shiny finery and help kick off CineKink NYC in proper style! A pansexual celebration of epic proportions, in addition to sultry performers, the festival’s opening night gala will feature “sexy sensation” stations, a kinky raffle, and some decadent cinematic morsels.

With all proceeds going to support the continuation of CineKink’s sex-positive and kink-friendly program mission, it’s mixing and mashing for a good cause!

Featured films include:

Nevertheless She Persisted
A female puppet explains the relationship between sexuality and persistence.
(Directed by Thomas Florek, 2017, USA, 3 minutes.)

F*ck Yes: Foreplay
Sometimes there just really isn’t a sports metaphor for what you’re trying to say.
(Directed by Erica C. Anderson, 2017, USA, 5 minutes. Stars Nardeep Khurmi and Vivi Thai.)

Bikini
A man. A woman. A bikini.
(Directed by Patrick Aubert, 2017, Canada, 3 minutes.)

Shine
A short documentary about Shine, a 69-year old rubber fetishist who also graced the very first CineKink in 2003!
(Directed by Isabel Faintych, 2017, USA, 4 minutes.)

F*ck Yes: Threesome
There are really loving (and hot) ways to handle a partner’s change in mood. Here’s just one.
(Directed by Jessica King, 2018, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Daniel Kyri and Carlton McBeth.)

Dragonfire
From the director of CineKink fave ’S&M Sally,’ the world premiere of Jennifer Corday’s hot, new music video!
(Directed by Michelle Ehlen, 2018, USA, 3 minutes.)

SPECIAL LOCATION:
M1-5 Lounge
52 Walker Street (between Broadway & Church), NYC

SPECIAL ADMISSION
$20/$15 CineKink members
21 and over only

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/kick-off-gala/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/Kick-OffGala

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 ******************

Thursday, March 15 – 7:00 PM

CineKink Season Opener!
COME AGAIN? (Shorts Program)
For our 15th anniversary we’ve pulled together a sizzling assortment of new, shorts from some of the amazing filmmakers and performers whose work has graced our screens over the years. Program includes:

Blow Job 2017
A reinterpretation of a classic with a modern twist.
(Directed by Charles Lum and Todd Verow, 2017, USA, 4 minutes.

Rusalka
Imagine Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” retold by Tom of Finland, and throw in an homage to early gay erotic films, set to the music of Antonín Dvořák’s opera of the same name.
(Directed by Wes “Potato” Hurley. 2017, USA, 12 minutes. Stars The Luminious Pariah, Chris Harder, Hisam Goueli, Pete Rush and Matthew Cotner.)

Shapeshifters
Part Three of the Sex & Space Trilogy. After two porn films with dancers, this is a dance film with porn stars, where Jiz Lee, Gala Vanting, KAy Garnellen, Bishop Black, and Jasko Fide talk about their performance practice and try out some contemporary dance improv tasks. No sex, no nudity? Scandalous!
(Directed by David Bloom, 2016, Germany, 20 minutes.)

Sunday With Aleta
Two people in the same place, having different conversations, during one BDSM scene.
(Directed by and stars Stephen Elliott w/Aleta, 2016, USA, 5 minutes.)

F*ck Yes: Bucket List
Two women in a May-December romance lay all of their wants and needs on the table.
(Directed by Jessica King, 2018, USA, 4 minutes. Stars Guinevere Turner and Kaitlin Webster.)

Devourable
A real-life polyamorous couple, JanEva and Calliope, are passionate sexual adventurers, always keen to explore new experiences together. In this explicit documentary they share their journey, discussing their unique relationship and celebrating spring with a romantic romp in a nearby park, and a raunchy bit of roleplay involving heels and Dr. Frank n Furter.
(Directed by Ms. Naughty, 2017, Australia, 12 minutes.)

Labia of Love
A colorful testament to loving your labia.
(Directed by and stars Morgana Muses, 2017, Australia, 5 minutes.)

Tie Me Up! A Shibari Documentary
Explores the balance between dominance and submission of a female rigger and a male model, whose sexual tension shifts rapidly between tender caresses and play fighting. As the ropes creak and the gasps increase, it becomes clear that the art of Shibari is a complex, fluctuating force that takes great skill to tame – with magnificent results.
(Directed by Erika Lust, 2017, Spain, 22 minutes. Stars Eris and Parker Marx, with Kali Sudhra and Alberto No Shibari.)

Writing in Bed
A mean case of writer’s block and noisy roommates make it very hard for Parker to get any work done. But when a rowdy and tipsy Aaron stumbles into her room late at night, she finds herself drawn to an inspiring distraction.
(Directed by Shine Louise Houston, 2017, USA, 19 minutes. Stars Ingrid Mouth and Tommy Pistol.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/come-again/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/ComeAgain

Thursday, March 15 – 9:15 PM

World premiere!
V-CARD: THE FILM
Dillon, a 23-year-old virgin (not for lack of trying), sets out on a comedic, documentary journey to discover what virginity means in our society. Along the way he talks to sex therapists, porn stars and everyday people about what they think virginity means in our modern times. Why is sex so important, and how can he make sense of why he has been so unlucky in lust? Is there really only a first time for everything or is there more then one cherry to be popped? Dillon is more than willing to finally find out.
(Directed by Jamal Green, 2017, USA, 81 minutes.)

preceded by

The Fix
A young man struggles to get a handle on his cock-sucking addiction.
(Directed by Edward Jack, 2017, USA, 10 minutes. Stars Luke Mire.)

The Insecurities of Dill
Insecure and exposed, Dill laments about his current situation. Who said being the object of someone’s desire would be easy? (Directed by Robert Trott, 2017, United Kingdom, 7 minutes. Stars James Askill, James Naylor and Sophie Barker.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/v-card-the-film/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/V-CardTheFilm

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 *********************

Friday, March 16 – 7:00 PM

FANTASY
In an attempt to improve their marriage, a couple books an appointment with renowned sex therapist Dr. Harvey Buñuel. Over the course of five sessions he has them participate in increasingly surreal exercises designed to help with their intimacy problems. What will be the ultimate solution?
(Directed by Dashiell Demeter, 2017, USA, 63 minutes. Stars Cerris Morgan-Moyer, Andy Gates and Pancho Moler.)

preceded by

Closet Made of Sheets
Two friends reflect on their secret desires in this colorful, romantic fantasy.
(Directed by and stars Kira Bursky w/Elizabeth Austin, 2017, USA, 3 minutes.)

Cake
Eliza tries to explore her sexuality within her marriage with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a female sex robot for them to share.
(Directed by Anne Hu, 2016, USA 9 minutes. Stars Daniella Rabbani, Tom Lacey and Anne Hu.)

The Girls Were Doing Nothing
For Jake and Martha, communication has become an obligation, intimacy has become a rarity, and love itself is a cliché. All of that is about to change when their attractive neighbor asks them for a favor.
(Directed by Dekel Berenson, 2017, United Kingdom, 17 minutes. Stars Malcolm Jeffries, Katie Alexander Thom and Jolie Stanford.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/fantasy/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/Fantasy

Friday, March 16 – 9:15 PM

MIXINGS & MINGLINGS (shorts program)
This collection of lusty shorts explores libidinous pursuit, from solo act to group expression. Program includes:

Don’t Call Me
Dick, Cunt, Asshole… why are those words insults, when these body parts are so magnificent?
(Directed by Olympe De G., France, 3 minutes. Stars Bishop Black, Rooster and Heidi Switch.)

Pillow Talkies
When you make explicit the sexual subtext of two sexually-repressed 1940 films, does it enhance the dialogue’s meaning or detract from it?
(Directed by David Brundige, 2017, USA, 3 minutes.)

Asian Man, White Woman
Can’t a guy just get a little fantasy time?
(Directed by and stars Woody Fu, 2017, USA, 2 minutes.)

The Merminator
A nymphomaniac mermaid attempts to fulfill her carnal desires on the high seas.
(Directed by Heidi Ho, 2017, USA/Croatia, 4 minutes. Stars Miss Heido Ho, Sierra Cirque, Buckbrian and Paradoxipus.)

Schwinging
A washed-up golf instructor sleeps with his female clients and thinks life is great until he runs into an old pal. Does Rick reconsider his path, or will he just keep on swinging?
(Directed by Dylan Zivitz, 2017, USA, 6 minutes. Stars Hudson Meeks and Rickey Parrish.)

Date Night
A happily married woman is about to be even happier when she meets a hot guy at a bar.
(Directed by Gabriel Bradley, 2017, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Sanaye Nelson and Sam West.)

MMF
A white couple picks up an attractive black man for a threesome. As the two review the experience they probe each other, masking their own insecurities with hipster irony and provocation, all to slightly embarrassing effect.
(Directed by Leonard Garner, 2017, Germany, 10 minutes. Stars Dorothee Krüger, Andreas Berg and Ahmad Larnes.)

Cruising Elsewhere
Whatever happened to Wohler Beach? Oral histories and spectral pornography resurrect memories of a once legendary gay beach.
(Directed by Ryan White, 2017, USA, 13 minutes.)

Wild Flowers
The line between reality and fantasy grows faint when desires become so strong.
(Directed by Kira Bursky, 2016, USA, 7 minutes. Stars Madelyn Cline, Elizabeth Austin and Taylor Cowan.)

Jules
After the end of a passionate and all-consuming love affair, Jules seeks out a range of encounters, desperate to forget and feel alive again.
(Directed by Ingrid Lanzenberg, 2016, France, 11 minutes. Stars Novak Hanna.)

Be Right Back
A bored shopkeeper casts her colorful customers in a series of escalating sexual fantasies–until she finally decides to do something about it.
(Directed by Hilda Schmelling, 2016, USA, 12 minutes. Stars Liz Claire, Molly Shaiken, Natalie Wong, Jaq H. Dalziel, Jacob Wylen, Tony Contreras, Garth Grimball, Deanna Bangs, Heather Stockton, Natacha Pope and Katie Rose.)

Morning After
After a long time abroad, a young man returns home and reunites with friends. A sensual game amongst them forces him to confront deep conflicts that lead to a powerful awakening.
(Directed by Patricia Chica, 2017, Canada, 15 minutes. Stars Thomas Vallières, Kristian Hodko, Zoé De Grand Maison, Joey Scarpellino and Jordana Lajoie.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/mixings-minglings/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/MixingsMinglings

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 ***************

Saturday, March 17 – 1:00 PM

CONSENT COUNTS (Shorts Program + Panel Discussion)

A selection of shorts addressing the question of consent is followed by a panel discussion, expanding the conversation to include all that is relevant in this time of the #MeToo movement.

Sock Puppet
Can’t quite say the words yourself?
(Directed by Magnus Sullivan, 2017, USA, 2 minutes.)

F*ck Yes: Bucket List
Two women in a May-December romance lay all of their wants and needs on the table.
(Directed by Jessica King, 2018, USA, 4 minutes. Stars Guinevere Turner and Kaitlin Webster.)

F*ck Yes: Threesome
There are really loving (and hot) ways to handle a partner’s change in mood. Here’s just one.
(Directed by Jessica King, 2018, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Daniel Kyri and Carlton McBeth.)

F*ck Yes: Foreplay
Sometimes there really just isn’t a sports metaphor for what you’re trying to say.
(Directed by Erica C. Anderson, 2017, USA, 5 minutes. Stars Nardeep Khurmi and Vivi Thai.)

F*ck Yes: Toys
Jake wants his girlfriend to try something new in bed. Atsuko turns it into something completely unexpected.
(Directed by Emily Best, 2017, USA, 3 minutes. Stars Jake Choi and Atsuko Okatsuka.)

Bound
A couple plays power games in the bedroom, creating an intricate web of negotiation and consent.
(Directed by James Solomon, 2015, New Zealand, 8 minutes. Stars Morgan Albrecht and Josh McKenzie.)

Yes Campaign
A whimsical, sex-positive look at the many wonderful ways we can say “Yes” to each other. Inspired by the recent marriage equality vote in Australia, this film is a celebration of acceptance and consent.
(Directed by Ms. Naughty, Australia, 2017, 8 minutes. Features Jiz Lee, Sadie Lune, Lilith Jovian, Dante Dionys, Bishop Black, Rooster X-Ray, Kali Sudhra, Parker Marx, KAy Garnellen, Luke, Dion De Rossi, Leo, Nichole, and Lina Bembe.)

Panelists to date include Erica C. Anderson and Jessica King, both creators of the “F*ck Yes” series, along with Dee Severe and Jimmy Broadway, lifestyle BDSM players and co-founders of Severe Sex Films, with the aim of combining authentic BDSM with cinematic production values, and Alan Levy, representing the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/consent-counts/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/ConsentCounts

Saturday, March 17 – 3:15 PM

RED UMBRELLA RIGHTS
Explores sex worker rights through interviews and events, with a focus on the founders of the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, including Robin Few and Dr. Annie Sprinkle, and members of the Bay Area Sex Workers Outreach Project.
(Directed by Molly Merryman, 2017, USA, 55 minutes.

preceded by

The Night Cleaner
As the night cleaner in Canada’s busiest gay bathhouse, Travis has his work cut out for him.
(Directed by Blair Fukumura, 2017, Canada, 6 minutes.)

Cracking The Whip
Follows Mistress Megara, a Scottish dominatrix, for a consideration of feminism, freedom of sexual expression, and censorship of adult content in the United Kingdom.
(Directed by Dídac Pérez, 2017, United Kingdom, 9 minutes.)

Pizza Roles
A porn production is run off the rails by a corporate cult of diversity that only sees the bottom line.
(Directed by Danny Tayara and Ari Chivukula, 2017, USA, 4 minutes.)

Real Fucking Doc 2
This companion documentary to Mona Wales’ “Real Fucking Girls 2” gives the audience a unique look behind the scenes at the work that goes into such a production.
(Directed by Lilith Luxe, 2017, USA, 14 minutes.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/red-umbrella-rights/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/RedUmbrellaRights

Saturday, March 17 – 5:15 PM

BRING IT! (Adult Showcase/Showdown)
A dazzling array of talent from today’s adult cinema, working in a wide range of genres and visual styles, steps up with a hot sampling of their recent creative endeavors. This year’s program includes:

Bleed Me Tender
In a tender act of complete surrender the desire for closeness is intense, to be inside, devoured and overcome. Enveloped. The trace of veins beneath skin, a sharp twinge, the rush, and then a calmness at the moment of release.
(Directed by and stars Nico Bertrand & Lo Liddell w/Bruna Alonso, 2017, Spain, 21 minutes.)

Bliss Point
Two men row silently through a Dutch water landscape, mooring on a remote island where the rest of the world does not seem to exist.
(Directed by Robin Vogel, Luis Rios Zertuche, Jaap Sijben, Arnoud Traa, Lucas Mens, Lynn Meijer, Remke van Apeldoorn, 2017, Netherlands, 9 minutes.)

Corrupted by the Evils of Fetish Porn
Fired from her mainstream editing job, Alice begins a journey into the world of fetish porn, and it proves to be one hell of a ride!
(Directed by Dee Severe, 2017, USA, 23 minutes/excerpt. Stars Kasey Warner, Helena Locke, Fluffy, Hannah Hunt, Valentine, Tener Duende, Bratty Wolfie and Unella Shirley.)

Dark Room
A story of two men. Sex. Intimacy. Challenging gender and sexual ideas.
(Directed by and stars Buck Angel and Axyl Abysse, 2017, Japan, 5 minutes.)

Full
Full of #fatfemme4fatfemme desire, Shay Knox and Mahx Capacity nerd out about the complex joy of mutual identity (and pomegranates) and then dive enthusiastically into fucking, fisting, and ferocious orgasms.
(Directed by AORTA Films, 2017, USA, 14 minutes.)

The Pickup
An erotic film about a “chance” encounter. If we are open, the erotic can find us in the course of our daily lives in unexpected and wonderful ways. We have the choice to engage and accept the adventure presented.
(Directed by Urvashi, 2017, USA 16 minutes. Stars Avalon and Angel.)

The Toilet Line
Two women are waiting in line for the bathroom, their chemistry hanging palpably between them. Eventually they make it into the cubicle!
(Directed by Goodyn Green, 2017, Germany, 12 minutes. Stars Ze Royale and Jasko Fide.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/bring-it/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/BringIt

Saturday, March 17 – 7:30 PM

SEX & MONSTERS (Shorts Program)
This round-up of shorts explores some of the darker desires lurking deep inside…and in the woods.

Laurels
French director Pauline Sala is dismayed that another filmmaker will be sharing her hotel room in order to save a fledgling film festival some money. This strange woman has a secret that Pauline will soon learn, however, and surely won’t ever forget.
(Directed by David Brundige, 2017, USA, 7 minutes. Stars Rhian Rees and Julia Swain.)

Sell Your Body
A med-school dropout in crippling student debt swipes a wild couple on a dating app to make some fast cash.
(Directed by Jaanelle Yee, 2017, USA, 11 minutes. Stars Nadira Foster-Williams, Pauline Sherrow and Menuhin Hart.)

Eggs, Zombies, and Bacon
After an unexpected one-night-stand, Rachel is now awkwardly trapped in the house with last night’s lover because… well, zombies.
(Directed by Sherry-Yiyang Shi, 2016, USA, 14 minutes. Stars Lexy McAvenchy and Hannah Wood.)

Demon Pills
A lesbian couple welcomes a demon into the mix just to spice things up.
(Directed by Kira Bursky, 2017, USA, 7 minutes.)

Stay
A cult of women summons a demon, but one rogue member gets in the way of their plans.
(Directed by David Mikalson, 2017, USA, 9 minutes. Stars Anna Seregina and Davey Johnson.)

Ornament of Beauty
A beautiful maiden is forced to confront the slanderous voices that torment her from the shadows.
(Directed by Andy Fortenbacher, 2017, USA 4 minutes. Co-written/co-produced by and stars Stephanie Sellars, with Juan Paredes.)

Queen Kong
A smartly-dressed man and woman are trying to have sex behind a tree. In the distance is the music of a party. She’s beautiful and he’s too drunk and the persistent ringing of his phone breaks the mood. The interlude goes unconsummated, until Queen Kong steps in.
(Directed by Monica Strambini, 2016, Italy, 20 minutes. Stars Valentina Nappi, Luca Lionello and Janina Rudenska.)

The Monster
Elena noticed it when she was eight years old: she got a strange sensation in her body when she saw blood. In her teens the fascination became a part of her sexuality, and the longing for it grew even stronger. As an adult, Elena still hides the desire from her family, and tries to control it, but the more she fights it, the louder it screams. A documentary about acceptance and confronting your fears.
(Directed by Johan Palmgren and Lisa Gustafsson, 2016, Sweden, 29 minutes.)

(Total running time is 101 minutes.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/sex-monsters/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/SexMonsters

Saturday, March 17 – 9:45 PM

GIVE & TAKE (shorts program)
A kinky collection of shorts that probe, prod and play with the dynamics of sexual power and release, control and submission. Program includes:

Switch Hitter
Switch Hitter and his sidekick, Voyher, fight crimes against sexuality. In this episode they battle the villain known only as ‘The Prude.’
(Directed by Julia Precourt, 2015, USA, 5 minutes.)

Don’t Fuck With England
A love story of words, whips, fries, and chips.
(Directed by Rocket Ear, 2017, USA, 2 minutes.)

Control Room
Using video footage shot in 2010, this experimental video piece documents artist Liz Collins’ journey into desire through SM role-play scenes.
(Directed by Liz Collins and Lauryn Siegel, 2017, USA, 2 minutes.)

Aspik
Can you get high from bathing in a DIY-built transparent bathtub filled with 100 liters of vegan jelly? Genderqueer performer Finn Peaks tries it out in this wet and messy fetish ritual.
(Directed by Doxytocine and Theo Meow, 2017, Germany, 6 minutes.)

Reverence / Violence
A visual experiment portrays the various emotional states that run though a BDSM session.
(Directed by Tobias Rydin, 2017, Sweden, 7 minutes.

Rituals + Worship
An intimate documentary about the philosophy and practice of Caritia, a wildly erotic, London-born, Berlin-based creative of Afro-Caribbean descent who is setting up her next BDSM workshop.
(Directed by Morgana Muses, 2016, Germany, 15 minutes.)

Library Hours
A recent widow named Camille falls into a strange, long-distance courtship with a librarian named Delphine, her dead husband’s first wife. A love story about books and bondage.
(Directed by Jim Vendiola, 2017, USA, 11 minutes. Stars Cam Damage and Melissa Vento.)

Driven, Episode 1
The author of several books, Paul Mitchell hasn’t written in a long time. Instead he spends much of his time as a driver for Panda Car, a ride-sharing platform rival to Uber. He divides the rest of his time between his dominatrix girlfriend and secret visits to a downtown dungeon.
(Directed by Stephen Elliott, 2017, USA, 12 minutes. Stars Jennifer Missoni, Paul Glover, Michael Cunningham, Will Dagger, Ariana Chevalier, Nina Binder and Stephen Elliott.)

Switch
A dominatrix is asked by the man she loves to submit to a dangerous politician in order to save their underground fetish club.
(Directed by Persephonie Rose, 2016, USA, 13 minutes. Stars Tara Dane, Ben Paden and Ryan Barber.)

Black Out
“A black man has his hands around my throat. This is not a metaphor.”
(Directed by Jamie DeWolf, 2017, USA, 3 minutes. Written by and starring Wonder Dave, with Jet Noir.)

Breathe
When a full range of implements come into play, all the more reason to breathe.
(Directed by Goodyn Green, 2016, Germany, 20 minutes. Stars Sadie Lune and Jasko Fide.)

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/give-take/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/GiveTake

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 ******************

Sunday, March 18 – 2:30-4:30 PM

WORKSHOP: CROWDFUNDING FOR CAREER INDEPENDENCE
Have a great movie idea? FANTASTIC! We wanna watch it. But first: how are you going to fund it, and – when you’re finished – who’s going to watch it? Most people think about crowdfunding simply as a fundraising tool, but it is so much more than that: it’s a great way to start (or continue) developing a direct connection with your audience, which, as we all know, is essential for building a sustainable film career that leads to distribution and the opportunity to, you know, make more than one thing.

We’re excited to have CineKink alumnus filmmaker, Julie Keck, join us to share her crowdfunding wisdom. Julie is a Chicago-based writer and producer and also the Head of Education and Outreach at Seed&Spark. Prior to joining Seed&Spark, Julie ran or consulted on crowdfunding campaigns that raised over $300k for film projects across the spectrum. Julie is co-author of Social Media Charm School. Find her on Twitter and Instagram and pick her brain: @kingisafink

SPECIAL ADMISSION: $20; limited space available.
LOCATION: Bowery Bliss, lower east side location, address emailed to RSVPs
EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/crowdfunding-for-career-independence/
TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/CrowdfundingforCareerIndependence

Sunday, March 18 – 7:00-8:30 PM

CINEKINK AWARDS CELEBRATION
Come out and drink a toast to this year’s fantastic crop of CineKink filmmakers!

SPECIAL ADMISSION: Free with RSVP.

LOCATION: Bowery Bliss, lower east side location, address emailed to RSVPs

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/awards-celebration/

RSVP: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/AwardsCelebration

Sunday, March 18 – 9:00 PM

CINEKINK AFTERGLOW PARTY
One last chance to meet, mix and mingle with fellow CineKinksters, this time in a relaxed play party setting. Snuggle into the sofas, find a private nook or recline across a friendly lap and settle in for one final evening of CineKinky goodness unfolding all around.)

Featured works:

THE CHASE
How meta… a sex party within a sex party?!? Our paths cross in interesting ways and sometimes the objects of our desire don’t stand still. But with enough of a chase we can often find our fantasy fulfilled.
(Directed by Urvashi, 2017, USA, 12 minutes. Stars Nyx and Henrik.)

WE ARE THE FUCKING WORLD
Manifest for a pornography based on consent, this film wants to show, beyond the question of gender or sexual orientation, the beauty of every body and every desire.
(Directed by Olympia De G., 2017, Spain, 33 minutes. Stars Bishop Black, Lina Bembe, Sadie Lune, Jesse Stryder, Mathilde, Peach Lowe, Candy Flip, Theo Meow and Finn Peaks.)

NEUROSEX3
A queer and transfeminist sci-fi vision, shows the neuroanarcoqueer community and their use of brain implants as means for pleasure and explorations of sexuality, as well as the state laboratories running medical experiments. It reflects on tensions of queer bodies with experiments, technologies and the laboratory as a place of violence, desire, creativity and power.
(Directed by Eric Pussyboy, 2017, USA, 38 minutes. Stars Ze Royale, Lina Bembe, Maria Bruxxxa, Slate Gray, Dollar Baby, Jenny Tale, Ebb Terrible, Maria Basura, Emy Fem, Bear, Bahar,Felina and Eric Pussyboy.)

GENEROUS GESTURES
Simultaneously depicts ten free, friendly and utterly lascivious one-hour butt massages. No sound, no dialogue, no faces or identities; one happy and hardworking pair of hands. Ten different stories competing for your attention.
(Directed by Dirty Surface, 2013, USA, 60 minutes.)

SPECIAL ADMISSION: Priority entrance given to CineKink NYC All-Access pass holders. A limited number of advance purchase admissions will be available for $40/individual; $50/duo; $60/triad. No door sales, advance purchase only, 21 and over.

LOCATION: Bowery Bliss, lower east side location, address emailed to pass and ticket-holders.

EVENT LINK: http://cinekink.com/programs-and-events/nyc/cinekink-nyc-2018/afterglow-party/

TICKETS: https://www.goelevent.com/CineKink/e/AfterGlow