Cinekink, the kinky film festival

A special retrospective look at some of our all-time, decadent best–one short per year–spanning back to our unsuspecting start in 2003. Watch them again on the big screen with all of your kinky compadres!

‘Pornographic Apathetic’ – T. Arthur Cottam / 2003
‘Haircut’ – Bryan Jackson / 2004
‘Sullivan’s Last Call’ – Francesca Rizzo /2005
‘Hitchcocked’ – David Young / 2006
‘Teat Beat of Sex’ – Signe Baumane / 2008
‘Kink, Inc.’ – Casey Clark / 2009
‘The Pinky Song’ – Rick Ferguson / 2010
‘Piss’ – Vincent Peone & Bette Bentley /2011
‘Tooshie Smooshie’ – Jessica King / 2012
‘Impact’ – Mollena Williams / 2013
+ a surprise or two in the mix!

Saturday, November 23 – 9:30 PM

Restored Cult Classic!
We’ll be presenting the restored, remastered version of the kinky classic–winner of the VERY first CineKink Audience Choice Award in 2003…at the VERY first CineKink!

In this sexy, British romp a young infiltrator is dispatched by moral crusaders in Parliament to gather evidence against fetish clubs in the United Kingdom, where many of the saucier activities are illegal. But thrust into a shiny world of latex and parties, he instead becomes infatuated with Tanya Cheex, a sex goddess from New York and leader of the fetish scene on both sides of the Atlantic. He wants her to calm down, become “normal” and avoid going to jail. She wants to pervert him. Who will win? (Directed by Stuart Urban, 1997, UK, 100 minutes. Starring Christien Anholt and Guinevere Turner.)

Don’t believe? Take a peek at the trailer!


Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Street (@ Second), NYC

Use code “ckupdateten” for $1 off each advance purchase ticket!

Admission is $12 door/$10 advance per screening. 18+ only

A limited number of advance-purchase, double-feature tickets are available for $15; $12/students & seniors; $10/CineKinksters + Friends w/Benefits (CineKink members).

National tour sponsors for CineKink/2013 are Crystal Delights,, Leather Archives & Museum, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, njoy and Takedown Privacy. Many thanks for their support!

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Cinekink The Kinky Film Festival

October 2, 2013 – CineKink has announced a call for entries for its 2014 season. The “kinky film festival” is seeking films and videos, of any length and genre, that explore and celebrate a wide diversity of sexuality.

Dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, CineKink is looking to blur boundaries and will consider offerings drawn from both Hollywood and beyond, with works ranging from documentary to drama, camp comedy to artsy experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.

Cutting across orientations, topics covered at CineKink have included, but are by no means limited to, BDSM, leather and fetish, swinging, non-monogamy and polyamory, roleplay, gender bending, sex work and sex geekery.

Submission categories include:
* shorts (less than 40 minutes long; eligible for jury-determined awards)
* features (longer than 40 minutes; eligible for audience-choice awards)
* adult cinema / porn excerpts (10-25 minute segments of longer works; eligible for ‘Bring It!’ showcase)

There is no restriction on production completion dates, as long as the work is completed at the time of submission. International submissions in most overseas formats are also accepted.

“Basically, as long as it involves consenting adults, just about anything that celebrates sex as a right of self expression is fair game,” says Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director. “Far be it from us to define ‘kink’ – if you think your work might make sense in this context, please send it to us for consideration.”

Scheduled for its 11th annual appearance in February 2014, the specially-curated CineKink NYC, the organization’s flagship festival, will feature a short film competition, audience choice awards, an adult entertainment showcase/contest, a gala kick-off event, and a sexy closing-night party. A national tour will follow the New York festivities, drawing from its programming to showcase award-winners and audience favorites in cities across the country, adding visibility nationwide and year-round. The 2013 CineKink Festival Tour is currently underway, with screenings scheduled in such cities as Portland, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Berlin, and more.

Discounted, early-bird entries must be postmarked by October 11th, while the regular deadline is November 15th. The final festival deadline is December 6th.

For more information and details on entry submissions, visit

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Cinekink, the kinky film festival

CineKink NYC, the kinky film festival, returns for its tenth anniversary appearance February 26th through March 3rd, bringing with it a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality.

Note: I’ve helped judge the shorts competition for several years, and  am judging again this year.


The kink-filled festivities begin Tuesday, February 26th, at 8 PM, with a KICK-OFF GALA & FUNDRAISER to be held at Taj (48 W. 21st Street, NYC), a pansexual celebration that, in addition to music and sexy performances, offers several cinematic gems up on the screen.

The festival then moves to Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, NYC), Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2, with several different film and video programs scheduled for each day.

An awards celebration and an AfterGlow play party complete the festivities on Sunday, March 3.


Among the headliners, first up on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM, the festival’s CineKink Season Opener screening of REMEDY, based on writer/director Cheyenne Picardo’s personal experiences, follows a young woman into the dungeons of New York City and the world of professional domination and submission.

Then, at 9:30 PM, MOMMY IS COMING is a raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy and gender-bending underground of Berlin.


On Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 PM, a special sneak preview of BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL provides an intimate look at the rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols.

Then, at 9:30 PM, a collection of short works, STRANGE LIVE ACTS, explores the relationship between pain and pleasure, performance and transcendence.


On Friday, March 1 at 6:30 PM, SEXING THE TRANSMAN explores the sexuality of transmen and the changes they experience as a result of their gender transitions from female to male.

At 8:30 PM, in HOOKING UP, a hot mix of hot shorts looks at the magic of getting together and (maybe) getting it on.

And at 10:30 PM, DAREDOLLS AND RUBBERSLUTS is a shiny collection of shiny works, all sharing a certain textile fixation.


Kicking off Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 PM, feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino takes the stage in THE FEMINIST PORN SHOW, introducing the concept of feminist porn and playing a selection of short clips she has curated from filmmakers around the world.

At 2:30 PM the discussion continues, as THE FEMINIST PORN PANEL explores what feminist porn is, how it relates to the mainstream adult industry, and some personal experiences creating, performing, or studying it.

At 4:30 PM, a special industry 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 creative endeavors.

At 7:15 PM, RELEASE is a taut and sexy collection of shorts that play with the dynamics found between build-up…and relief.

And at 9:30 PM, the festival’s Closing Night Tribute showcases a meticulously restored version of Radley Metzger’s THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN, widely considered to be the greatest adult film of all time and the apex of porno chic.


CineKink NYC concludes the evening of Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 PM, with an AWARDS CELEBRATION, including presentation of the annual festival awards.,

And at 9:00 PM, the CineKink AFTERGLOW PARTY, is 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 locations for both events will be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit



Tickets and passes may be purchased via


Ticket prices for all screenings/panels are $10/$9 advance; $7 for seniors and students (use code “senior” or “student” for advance purchase discount). All prices are inclusive of online ticketing fees.

Admission to the Kick-Off Gala & Fundraiser is a suggested donation of $15/$10 advance.

Admission to the Afterglow Party is $30/individual, $40/couple, $50/triad, advance purchase only.

The Awards Celebration on Sunday evening is free of charge.

A limited number of CineKink All-Access Passes, covering admission to all screening programs/panels, plus all parties, are available in advance for $85; $75 for members of any sexuality-focused organization; $60 for students/seniors; $45 for CineKinksters & Friends w/Benefits (CineKink supporters).


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Billing itself as “the really alternative film festival,” CineKink NYC returns for its tenth anniversary appearance February 26-March 3, 2013, 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.

More info:


Sponsors for CineKink NYC/2013 include Crystal Delights,, and TakeDown Piracy, along with ainsley-t, DistribPix, Feminist Porn Awards, FetishMovies, Leather Archives & Museum, Les Jeux du Marquis, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Pleasure Salon, Reload, and The Eulenspiegel Society.


+ round-up of all screenings, be sure to add/invite your friends/fans:


FETLIFE – (registration required)
You can find links to each screening on the left hand side of Lisa’s profile, under “Events Organizing”

Cinekink The Kinky Film FestivalSubmissions are open for one of my favorite film festivals – I’ve judged the shorts competition for several years:

Scheduled for February 26-March 3, 2013, the tenth annual CineKink NYC will feature 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, audience choice awards, a special adult entertainment showcase, and a gala kick-off event, along with retrospective screenings commemorating a decade’s worth of kinky programming. A national tour will follow, showcasing audience favorites from the NYC festival selections.

Billing itself as “the kinky film festival,” the event is presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television. With offerings drawn from both the independent cinema world and the adult, works presented at CineKink NYC will range from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, slightly spicy to quite explicit–and everything in between.

“It’s so amazing to me that we’ve made it to the decade marker,” said Lisa Vandever, Co-Founder and Director of CineKink. “Looking back on all the films we’ve presented since 2003, it’s incredibly gratifying that we’ve been able to connect such smart and sexy works, and such talented filmmakers, with an appreciative, like-minded audience. And we’re looking forward to another year of it!”

The organization is currently seeking works for CineKink/2013, with a call for entries open until December 11, 2012. The festival line-up and schedule for CineKink NYC will be announced in January.

For more information visit