Rounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its eleventh anniversary appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2014 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival’s closing celebrations held on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Making its 11th annual run February 25-March 1, 2014, CineKink NYC featured a specially selected program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. Billing itself as “the kinky film festival,” the event is dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television. With offerings drawn from both Hollywood and beyond, works presented at CineKink NYC ranged from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit – and everything in between.
“CINEKINK CHOICE” – AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
CineKink Choice awards, which go to feature-length works in competition during the festival, were determined by audience balloting at the close of each eligible work’s screening. The 2014 award winners are:
CineKink Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature:
“Broken Side of Time” (Directed by Gorman Bechard, 2013, USA, 126 minutes)
Combines photo shoots using actual photographers, and a narrative based on some of their real-life adventures, to tell the tale of one model, Dolce, who’s looking for a better life on the other side of the camera.
CineKink Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature:
“The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies” (Directed by Wiktor Ericsson, 2013, Sweden, 80 minutes)
A loving profile of legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno, “the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street,” and his wife and collaborator Peggy
“CINEKINK BEST” – JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORTS
CineKink Best awards, which go to short works in competition during the festival, were determined by jury deliberation and ranking. The 2014 award winners are:
CineKink Best Dramatic Short:
“Humain Chaleur” (Directed by Christophe Predari, 2012, Belgium, 11 minutes)
Antoine loves being close to Bruno. He loves his warmth. He needs it.
CineKink Best Comedy Short:
“Another Happy Anniversary” (Directed by Miranda Bailey, USA, 2013, 21 minutes)
A couple decides on a three-way to celebrate their upcoming anniversary. Now they just have to find that perfect third.
CineKink Best Experimental Short:
“Dear Jiz” (Directed by Ms. Naughty, 2013, Australia, 10 minutes)
Genderqueer icon Jiz Lee basks in a bathtub … and in the recollections of the many fans who have been touched by their work.
“Trains” (Paul Deeb, USA, 2013, 10 minutes) An exploration of desire, timing and the limits of control.
CineKink Best Documentary Short:
“Black Folk Don’t: Do BDSM” (Directed by Angela Tucker, 2013, USA, 10 minutes)
Or do they? A funny, frank take on a taboo topic.
CineKink Honorable Best Mentions:
“Music Box” (Directed by Anna Brownfield, 2013, Australia, 11 minutes)
Packing up her belongings, a woman rediscovers her music box and reflects on the shattered fairy tale her life has become.
“Tom’s Gift” (Directed by Todd Verow & Charles Lum, 2013, USA, 7 minutes)
Vividly recalls a sex shop in rural America, now closed by municipal ordinance.
“Un Bisous Americain” (Directed by JM Darling, 2013, USA, 9 minutes)
A man travels in search of a love affair.
“BRING IT!” – Adult Industry Showcase Award
The CineKink “Bring It!” award is determined by audience ballot during a presentation of short works and excerpts showcasing adult cinema.
Winner: “de-railed” (Directed by Quinn Cassidy and Creamy Coconut, 2013, USA, 12 minutes.)
Joey hears about a really hot bike mechanic who services all types of bodies – metal and human.
First runner-up: “The Submission of Emma Marx” (Directed by Jacky St. James and Eddie Powell, 2013, USA, excerpt.)
Emma meets a mysterious man who wants to introduce her to a world of erotic sex, role play and BDSM.
“CINEKINK TRIBUTE” – Festival Award for Extraordinary Depiction of Kink and Sex-Positivity in Mainstream Film/Television
Works eligible for consideration this year were those released or aired in the United States from January 1 through December 31, 2014.
“Don Jon” (Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Relativity Media)
“Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
“The Real 50 Shades of Grey” (E!)
“Afternoon Delight” (Directed by Jill Soloway; Film Arcade)