Good Vibrations Marketing Coordinator Allison Goldstein told XBIZ that the competition was started as an outlet for both aspiring professional adult filmmakers, film students and anyone who enjoys making their own movies.
"There's such an amazing community in San Francisco of filmmakers, people trying to break into the business and even people who make their own films on the side," Goldstein said. "We thought it would be cool to give burgeoning filmmakers a chance to show their films in front of a packed house at a historic theater."
Held at the renowned Castro Theater, the film competition will showcase entries that feature eroticism in every way possible. Goldstein said many of the films have no sex acts in them and last year's winner featured a dominatrix and her client before any action began.
"That's why we like using the term 'erotic' instead of 'porn,'" Goldstein said. "It leaves it a lot more open-ended for people to explore the different avenues of eroticism."
This year, she said, rather than having 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, Good Vibes has created three categories each with its own grand prize. Winners will be chosen for Superior Filmmaking, Most Creative and Best Use of a Sex Toy.
Goldstein said Good Vibes encourages filmmakers to feature safe sex in their films and, of course, all kinds of sex toys.
Submissions must be 10 minutes or less, she said, and all participants in the films must be over 18 — Good Vibrations requires that a 2257 form accompany every entry.
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 10.
The mailing address and official rules and regulations can be viewed at GoodVibes.com .