CineKink Announces Award Winners at Film Festival

NEW YORK — Organizers for CineKink 2011 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival’s closing celebrations held on March 6.

“We seemed to really hit our stride this season,” said Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director.

“The audience response has been amazing and we’re so pleased with the films we were able to present. I did not envy this year’s jurors whatsoever.”

Audience Choice Awards were given to “Indietro” (Vivian Darkbloom) for Best Narrative Feature and to “Kink Crusaders” (Mike Skiff) for Best Documentary Feature. The choice awards were determined by audience ballot just following each eligible film’s screening during the festival.

In the shorts competition, festival awards went to “Cactus” (Anna Treiman) for Best Dramatic Short, “Piss” (Bette Bentley) for Best Camedy Short, “Butterfly Caught” (Joshua Bewig) for Best Experimental Short and to “Love, Hugs and Kisses, Sissy Stephanie” (Mrs. G) for Best Documentary Short. Honorable Best Mention awards were presented to “Turning Japanese” (Paul Bickel) and “Love Hotel: Room 33? (Erika Lust).

Determining the shorts awards, CineKink jurors this year included Rick Vaicius, director of the Flyway Film Festival, along with Viviane Tang, ring-leader of the sex blog “Viviane’s Sex Carnival,” and Bill Woods, a film festival programmer and curator of the New Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives.

The second annual CineKink “Bring It!” award, determined by audience ballot during a presentation of excerpts showcasing current adult cinema, went to “Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex II” (Tristan Taormino).

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