SECS Fest 2020

SECS Fest 2020 will showcase 31 short films and 2 feature films from around the globe, plus an archival feature. The festival will be live-streamed on September 11 -13. 

SECS Fest aims to bring world-class erotic cinema to Seattle audiences with their annual international film festival by selecting films inclusive of authentic adult sexual expression. Films selected will show a diversity of representations: race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, kink, and body-type; with a strong sex-positive core that has been the mission of SECS Fest since its inception .Attendees can expect to experience a range of film genres, sexual orientations, and sexual activities. Both narrative and documentary films will showcase a variety of interests – fetishes, BDSM, sex work, and more.   

Due to COVID-19, this year’s festival will be held entirely online via PinkLabel.TV’s film festival platform. Festival passes will be sold only in lieu of individual show tickets to accommodate this year’s change from an in-person to a live-stream virtual film festival.

To view the pre-show, buy your ticket by September 9. Ticket sales end at 11:45 pm on September 10.

Ticket holders will receive an email with access details by noon (PST) September 11 for the festival screenings. 

All festival content, including the pre-show will be available to view again on Monday, September 14. 

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Content warnings are included to warn of potentially triggering content, but it should be noted that all film programs contain sexually explicit content. 


Festival 2020 – Schedule

Friday, September 11

5 pm PST Shorts Program: DREAM MANIFEST OF INTIMACY (95 min)

*Content Warning – Drug use

Enter a dreamscape of romantic love and the fluidity of sexual fantasies. After emerging from a fantastical dream, delve into intimate portrayals of real-life couples and how they express their love, desire, and needs. And finally, a humorous exploration of what it means to “make love to the camera”.


dir. Julia Ostertag /Documentary / Germany / 2019 / 63 min


Saturday, September 12 

12 pm PST - Shorts Program: TABOO DESIRES (90 min)

*Content Warning – public urination & piss play, BDSM, blood, genital kicking

Journey into the taboo with a documentary examination of public pissing at art, explore the depths of trust and safety, have some fun with gloryholes, and finally follow along on a quest to commune with nature.

4 pm PST Shorts Program: RITUALS OF TRANSFORMATION (75 min)

*Content Warning – descriptions of childhood sexual abuse

Stories of transition, personal growth, and healing past trauma. This shorts program is primarily non-fictional, personal narratives of survival, but there are also films of radical and sometimes spiritual power of sex work to heal. Overall, the existence of these films are a radical act of self-love.

7 pm PST Archival: FONGALULI (92 min)

*Content warning – drug use, incest 

 The archival screening of Fongaluli (1972) will be preceded by the short film, SWEET LOVE (2018) and a short introduction from film scholar Dr. David Church.


Sunday, September 13 


dir. Barbara Carellas / Documentary / United States / 2018 / 44 min

8 pm PST Shorts Program: EROS TRAVEL LOG or I LOVE GREEK SALAD (90 min)

Soar to new heights with erotic short films from around the globe. Sign up for a trapeze class, taste a little tahini, vlog your next sexventure, or order a hungry boy to be delivered to your door. 


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