CineKink's 15th Annual Film Festival Set for March 14-18

CineKink's 15th Annual Film Festival Set for March 14-18
Melissa Santana

NEW YORK — The 15th annual CineKink NYC film festival will take place March 14-18.

According to a rep, the program of films and videos will celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. The event is presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and TV.

With offerings drawn from both the independent cinema world and adult, works presented at CineKink NYC will range from “documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, slightly 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!"

In light of the growing #MeToo movement, a screening titled "Consent Counts" and a related panel discussion are already slated for inclusion in the festival, a CineKink rep said. 

In addition, plans for CineKink NYC include a short film competition, audience choice awards,a "Bring It!" adult entertainment showdown, panels and workshops, a kick-off gala and an "Afterglow" party to wrap the festivities. 

 A tour is set to take place in the months following the festival, showcasing audience favorites from the NYC selections. For more information, visit CineKink.com.

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