RAHWAY, N.J. — Organizers for the 2013 CineKink Festival have announced the cities and dates for its annual cross-country Festival Tour.
The producers said the “kinky film festival” is in the midst of celebrating its 10th anniversary year, celebrating and encouraging sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television.
CineKink launches the first part of its Tour with public screenings in Portland (August 4), Oakland (August 8), Austin (September 20), and Chicago (September 21).
“My favorite part of CineKink is connecting smart, sexy films and their makers with a like-minded audience,” Lisa Vandever, co-founder and director said. “It’s a true thrill taking some of our best offerings out on the road, and introducing them to new crowds throughout the country.”
The touring version of the festival is drawn from works screened at the annual CineKink NYC festival, which takes place each year in late February. The “Best of CineKink” short films program is comprised of productions awarded prizes by CineKink jurors at the New York festival, with works ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to explicit.
This year’s edition, the “Best of CineKink/2013,” includes “50 Seconds of 50 Shades” (Bo Blaze), “Naked Love: Ea’s Garden” (Sara Kimmel), “Impact” (Mollena Williams), “Rift” (Keith Hodder), “Ritual” (Jörg Fockele), “Zucht Und Ordnung” (Jan Soldat), “Amber” (Aven Frey, Gala Vanting, and Frank Ly), “Krutch” (Clark Matthews), and “Pinecone” (Michael Markham).
In addition, the dramatic feature, “Remedy,” will be shown in Portland and Chicago, with filmmaker Cheyenne Picardo attending for post-screening Q&As in both cities. The film received an Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at the New York festival.
This year’s tour is sponsored nationally by Crystal Delights, KinkyMedical.net, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, the Leather Archives and Museum, njoy, and Takedown Piracy. For sponsorship inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CineKink said it is accepting solicitations from other cities and venues that are interested in hosting during the 2013 Tour season. For inquiries, email email@example.com.
For more information and advance tickets for the festival, visit CineKink.com.