Friday, February 13, 2015

BRIEFS 2015 - Winners & Thank You's!

Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 4:25 PM

What a fantastically wild and crazy night! Thanks to Grand Lake Theatre, all of the filmmakers, all of the performers, everyone who helped out, and of course, all in attendance! And now, we bring you the winners of BRIEFS 2015!

Judges' Pick ($500 cash + award by Fucking Sculptures)
No Artificial Sweetener
Produced by Madame of the Keyhole Sessions
link to film

Audience Pick ($1000 cash + award by Fucking Sculptures)
Hey Baby Hey
Produced by Jamie DeWolf

Best Acting Performance
Hey Baby Hey
Produced by Jamie DeWolf

Most Likely to Make You Want to Fuck
No Artificial Sweetener
Produced by Madame of the Keyhole Sessions
link to film

Best Orgasm
Crashpad 2014: A Queer Romp Compilation
Produced by Shine Louise Houston
link to film

Best Cinematography
Hey Baby Hey
Produced by Jamie DeWolf

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks again to everyone for another amazing year!

Stay up to date with next year’s competition on our BRIEFS page, Facebook Fan Page, and other social media channels (links below).

If you're already thinking about submitting a film for next year, then head over to our BRIEFS Page or just send us an email.

See you at BRIEFS 2016!

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BRIEFS Page | 2015 Program Guide
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | 2014 Sizzle Reel

Friday, January 9, 2015

BRIEFS 2015: Newest Judge, Mark Bode, Added to the Panel!

Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 4:26 PM

We are pleased to welcome artists, cartoonist, and tattoo artist, Mark Bode to the judge's panel this year!

Mark is known for his work on COBALT 60 (the graphic novel), Miami Mice, Lizard of Oz, Heavy Metal, Gwar comics, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

A little more about Mark:

Bode attended The Art School in Oakland California. His first professional job was for Heavy Metal Magazine when he was asked to color his father's black and white strip Zooks, the First Lizard in Orbit when he was fifteen. He was a fine arts major at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied animation and etching at San Francisco State University.
(source: www.markbode.com)

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For more info, go to EastBayExpress.com/ebxbriefs

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BRIEFS 2015 is the East Bay Express’ 4th annual Erotic Short Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. The one night screening will explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation.

Screening Date is Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland (7pm) and is 18+

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Tickets | Sizzle Reel
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Monday, January 5, 2015

BRIEFS 2015: Tickets on Sale Now!

Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Follow the link below to get your tickets for BRIEFS!

I know what you're thinking, it's early, but don't pretend like you're not going to go!

Get your tickets NOW!

For more info, go to EastBayExpress.com/ebxbriefs

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BRIEFS 2015 is the East Bay Express’ 4th annual Erotic Short Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. The one night screening will explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation.

Screening Date is Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland (7pm) and is 18+

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Tickets | Sizzle Reel
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Calling All Filmmakers!
BRIEFS 2015 Submissions Now Open!

BRIEFS 2015: East Bay Express' Erotic Short Film Competition

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 5:19 PM

We are now accepting submissions for BRIEFS 2015!

BRIEFS 2015 is the East Bay Express’ 4th annual Erotic Short Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. The one night screening will explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation.

Send us your films and be entered to win up to $1500 cash!

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 22nd, 2015

CLICK HERE for event and submission info!

• Instagram / Twitter hash tag sharing #ebxbriefs
• Go to our Facebook Fan Page to see photos from last year’s event.

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For last year's sizzle reel, CLICK HERE!

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BRIEFS 2015 is sponsored in part by PinkLabel.tv, The Watergarden, and our friends at the Oakland Underground Film Festival.

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More Info | Facebook | Instagram

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SCREAM 2014:
East Bay Express
Horror Film Festival

Official Film Lineup & Talent Release!

Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Thursday, October 16th
7pm - Midnight
Price: $10 Advance / $12 Door
The New Parish
579 18th St.

The Official Lineup is Here!

1. Speed F*cking
Directed by Francois Vieux / ALZ Films
What would you do if you got your hands on a love potion that could turn anyone into a crazy sex monster? Maybe just swing by a speed dating bar and make the participants your guinea pigs?

2. Franky & the Ant
Directed by Billy Hayes
Franky is a methodical, professional killer who believes that loyalty trumps all in this crime thriller ignited by betrayal and driven by vengeance.

3. I am Ana
Directed by Patrick Loy
A young woman must confront what she has done to herself. A David Lynch Homage Project that examines identity, reality, and the illusions we often create to hide from the truth.

4. Call Girl
Directed by Jill Sixx Gevargizian
In one man's attempt to exploit his date night via video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing.

5. Mass
Directed by Matthew Ragsdale
A cult of women who worship a female God get ambushed by a group of crazed vigilante fundamentalists. Inspired by mondo cinema, footage of the Church of Satan and the fashion of Chelsea Wolfe.

6. Ricochet in Reverse
Directed by Jamie DeWolf
Telly award winning film about the Columbine massacre in reverse performed by the Suicide Kings. Adapted from their play about school shootings entitled "In Spite of Everything".

7. Snuff
Directed by Michael Carnahan
The adorable adventure of best friends during movie night, guaranteed to turn stomachs and question one's sanity!

8. Torturous
Directed by Angus Swantee
A man finds himself at the mercy of two torture experts, relying on his own skills as his only chance to survive.

9. T is for
Directed by Santiago Tapia
A person makes himself at home for a nice weekend.

10. Deep Red Dandelions
Directed by Brendan Butler
Based on the true life killing of young Grace Budd, this film is a romanticized portrayal of the events that took place is narrated with excerpts of letters written by the infamous serial killer, Albert Fish.

11. Blood Bath
Directed by Adam O'Brien
In a gloomy workshop, a man builds a strange machine to satisfy a dark desires.

12. Game
Directed by Josh MacDonald
One terrified woman, three deadly hillbillies... but the game is about to change.

The evening will also feature:

• Live horror-inspired burlesque performances by: Patricia Misery, Cupcake, Grace Bones, Jet Noir, Laika Fox, Francine Dead, Vesper Synd and the Last Man on Earth, Cha Cha Bernadette & Sidney Sin

• Master of ceremonies Jamie DeWolf & Spunky Brewster of Tourette's Without Regrets

• Live music performance by Sidney Sin and the Black Shaft, Zack Bateman & The Graveyards, and DJ Tanoa “Mr. Zombie Prom” Stewart

Price: $10 Advance / $12 Door

Purchase Advanced Tickets Here

• Twitter hash tag sharing #SCREAMfilms2014
• Go to our Facebook Fan Page to see photos from last year’s event.

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Get Tickets | Facebook | Twitter

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SCREAM 2014 is brought to you by East Bay Express in collaboration with the Oakland Underground Film Festival and Tourettes without Regrets. This event is 18+.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SCREAM 2014:
East Bay Express
Horror Film Festival

Submit Your Film before 9/22! Tickets on Sale NOW!

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Thursday, October 16th
7pm - Midnight
Price: $10 Advance / $12 Door
The New Parish
579 18th St.

This fall, the East Bay Express will once again celebrate the darker side of independent cinema in a vibrant display of horror, macabre and exploitation shorts with SCREAM 2014: East Bay Express’ Horror Film Festival. Film submissions should be genre specific and under 10 minutes, including credits. All independent filmmakers with pieces under two years old are welcome to submit their works for consideration.

SCREAM 2014 is brought to you by the East Bay Express in collaboration with the Oakland Underground Film Festival and Tourettes without Regrets, and will take place at The New Parish in Oakland on October 16th from 7pm to Midnight and. This event is 18+.

The evening will feature:

• Festive film screening & awards
• Master of ceremonies Jamie DeWolf with local celeb judges
• Live horror themed performances throughout the evening


Price: $10 Advance / $12 Door

Purchase Advanced Tickets Here

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Film Contest Info:

There will be a cash prize of $500 for the Judges Choice and $1000 for the Audience Favorite. Winning film teams will also walk away with bundles of devilish goodies from local retailers.

Film Submission Deadline is September 22, 2014

To register and get details, go to EastBayExpress.com/SCREAMfilms2014 or email Promotions@EastBayExpress.com with "SCREAM2014" in the subject line.

Accepted films will require the following technical requirements for screening copies:

Entries must be Quick Time H264. File size 1280 x 720 or smaller. 29.97 frames per second are preferred. Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo. Codec H264. HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix. Requirements for SD (4:3): A QuickTime File 720 x 486 Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo Codec H264.

Films can either be submitted through DropBox or by mail. If you wish to upload via DropBox, please email us with "SCREAM2014" in the subject line to get more info.

Mailing address for submissions:

East Bay Express
ATTN: Marie Ortega
620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607



Accepted filmmakers are strongly encouraged to promote their films and attendance at the screening.

• Twitter hash tag sharing #SCREAMfilms2014
• Go to our Facebook Fan Page to see photos from last year’s event.

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Get Tickets | Facebook | Twitter

Thursday, December 19, 2013

BRIEFS 3rd Annual Erotic Shorts Film Competition Tickets on Sale Now!!

Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

BRIEFS is the East Bay Express’ 3rd annual Erotic Shorts Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. The one night screening will explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation. 2014 BRIEFS guest judges include Iconic queer pornstar Jiz Lee , Kelly Vance Movie Reviewer/East Bay Express, Nenna Joiner Filmmaker/Adult/Owner of Oakland’s Feelmore510: sex-positive store and gallery, Honey Mahogony social worker/performer, and RuPaul's Drag Race alumni, and Mitchell Brothers Porn heiress Meta Jane Mitchell Johnson. Screening attendees can prepare to be delighted by returning host Jamie DeWolf from Tourettes Without Regrets, the divine tricksters of Fou Fou Ha and the Sexy & Fierce Contortionism of Dwoira Galilea from Vau De Vire Society. Screening Date is February 13th, 2014 at the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland (7pm) and is 18+.

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as this event has sold out the last two years. $12 Tickets are available HERE!

The BRIEFS Awards/After party will take place at 9pm at the Legionnaire Saloon 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 . The Awards Party will be also be hosted by American slam poet and spoken word comedian Jamie DeWolf. Festivities will include BRIEFS 2014 Awards announcements, ¡sPRUNg! DJ’S Jaysonik (LeHEAT/HOTTUB), Neto & Kool Karlo, smutty stand up comedy, a dirty haiku bout, controversial burlesque, wild interactive audience games, jaw dropping dance performances and 2 floors of fun not intended for the light of heart! $1500 in prizes are being given to the film-makers as well!!

Awards party is 21+ and free to screening attendees.

For the most up to date information on the screening and the after party visit www.EastBayExpress.com/BRIEFS2014, #briefs2014films

BRIEFS 2014 is sponsored in part by Good Vibrations, PinkLabel.tv, Indie Porn Revolution and our friends at the Oakland Underground Film Festival and Steamworks

Friday, December 7, 2012

The winners of the 2012 Erotic Shorts Film Competition:

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM


Thank you for all the tremendous entries for BRIEFS 2012.
We received entries from Madrid, Spain and Venice (CA) but most importantly from our very own Bay Area. Entered films range from funny to fetish, from suggestive to down right nasty. All films are now in the hands of our selection committee. Prepare yourselves for erotica: East Bay Style.


The East Bay Express is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Erotic Shorts Film Competition:


Judges Award
SEX {1,2,3}
Directed by Ren Dodge & Ashley Cox


Audience Choice
HELLA BROWN
Directed by Nenna Feelmore Joiner


East Bay Express Staff Choice
Neurotica
Directed by Daniel J. Kennard


2012 ACCEPTED FILMS:

SOS
Director: J.F.Dooley
Cast : Johnnie, Erotikim, Glitter Girl, Juliet
Crew: Crew: Camera: SKJ, Costumes-Props: Curtis
Erasure, ABBA
Running Time: 4:30 Film Date: 2001
"Fairy dust leads to a shower wanking session, rocking out on the roof, and more shower happiness."

At Night
Director: Max Landes & Phil Aceto
Cast & Crew: Frank Tamburin, Samantha Turvill, Kristen Andersson, Gerard Urciuoli
Running Time: 11:00 Film Date: 2007
"A man and a woman watch a sexy mystery on the TV. Soon their world and the world in the glowing box begin to merge and no one seems to be responsible for their actions, begging the question: who is in remote control? "

ERECT
Director: Natasha DeWolf & Jennifer Gigantino
Running Time: 3:15 Film Date: 2012
"A Sexy Parody on Pixar's 'UP'

Sex {1, 2, 3…}
Director: Ren Dodge & Ashley Cox
Cast & Crew: Ren "motherfucking" Dodge, Ashley "sucks" Cox
Running Time: 1:27 seconds Film Date: 01/30/2012
"A stop-motion sequence depicting a simple act of sex"

Echoes of Dreams
Director: Evadne Toki
Cast & Crew: Echo, Evadne & FeFe Filmed by Kintaro at Fantasy makers Music by the Taki Family
Running Time: 14:10 Film Date: 01/11/2012
"Kinky dreams can come true when you wish upon a star"

Soft Cock Erotic Massage
Director: Richard Kramer
Cast: Jesse Spencer, Tho Vong, Ursula Goulet
Running Time: 9:17 Film Date: Edited January 2012
"Two lovers massage a third love, pushing the boundaries of eroticism."

SAW 69: The Fuckenng
Director: Natasha DeWolf
Cast : Ms. Exxxcentric Anell Alley
Crew: Director, Editor: Natasha DeWolf Shot by Gabriell
Running Time: 1:45 Film Date: 2011
"A sexual parody of the 'SAW' horror Franchise."

Anchor and Anatomic
Director: Courtney Trouble
Cast: Robert Would, Quinn Valentine
Crew: Ella Quincy
Running Time: 10:30 Film Date: 9/2011
"Quinn Valentine and Robert Would in a sensual, yet filthy scene shot right here in Oakland. Watch their bodies pulse together with big cocks and 69 action. These two boys give us filthy, hot chemistry and one of the hottest orgasms in queer porn history. So hot it received a standing ovation at the 20112 Berlin Porn Festival."

Pedal to Pleasure
Director: Poppy Cox & Anne Fidler
Cast & Crew: Poppy Cox & Mademoiselle Margo & Reverend Phil as the Man in the Bed
Editing & Wardrobe: Poppy Cox
Camera and other support: Liberty Sprocket & Reverend Phil
Music: Chinawoman - 'Keep in Mind', Celebration - 'Pony'
Running Time: 7:56 Film Date: 2012
"In a sleepy town, a woman finds all the satisfaction she needs between her legs"

Hella Brown
Director: Nenna Feelmore Joiner
Cast: Altair Shadow, AfroDisiac
Crew: Nenna Feelmore Joiner, Casper Rain
Running Time: 15:00 Film Date: 5/29/2010
"Real Sex in the City."

Forest Hump
Director: Natasha DeWolf
Cast: Dilbert Humphries, Anell Alley, Andy Conda, Sissy DeWolf
Crew:Editor: Natasha DeWolf Shot by Gabriell
Running Time: 2:23 Film Date: 2011
"A sexual parody of 'Forest Gump'."

Happy Ending
Director: Jon Wai-keung Lowe
Cast: Larry Kitagawa, Ben Eurphat
Crew: Cinematography: David Harris, Sound Recording: Ho Lin Original Score: Ben Euphrat Production/Art Department: Lauren Shorovsky, Gene Mocsy
Running Time: 2:56 Film Date: 2010
"A Lonely businessman seeks comfort from the back pages of a newspaper."

Neurotica
Director: Daniel Joseph Kennard
Cast & Crew: Jose Munoz Lisa Sims Bryce Bishari Madeline Hess Tony Sampedro Steve JAEGER Daniel Estandian Daniel Kennard
Running Time: 12:06 Film Date: 01/2012
"A truth that has omitted itself for far too long is revealed, somewhere between waking and dreaming."

Safe
Director: Jamie Dewolf
Cast: Judy Thompson & David Weiss
Crew: Written & Directed by Jamie DeWolf Shot by Michelantony Dunson Edited by Michelantony & Jamie Dewolf
Running Time: 6:53 Film Date: 2010
"A psycho-sexual cat and mouse game with an unexpected twist- Trust us, it's funny."


THE PARTY:

BRIEFS erotic shorts film competition Awards Party
February 17th 8pm/12 Midnight
at the Uptown Nightclub 1928 Telegraph, Oakland


BRIEFS: The East Bay Express' Erotic Shorts Film Competition showcasing short works by Bay Area amateur and professional filmmakers.
The one night screening will showcase the accepted filmmakers who have explored the limits of erotic entertainment while engaging attendees in a liberating experience.

THE GOAL: to create a dynamic, entertaining event dedicated to sexual imagination and cinema where filmmakers and fans can gather to enjoy films that push the boundaries of eroticism.

THE PRIZES:
Judges' favorite: $500
Audience choice: $500
East Bay Express staff pick: $500

WHERE: the historic Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA
February 16, 7pm


Technical Requirements:
* 15 MINUTES MAXIMUM LENGTH
* Entries must be Blu-Ray, DVDs, or QT files
* A QuickTime File 1280 x 720 or smaller
* 29.97 frames per second is preferred (but can also work with 23.98 or 59.94)
* Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
* Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264
* HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix
* If you are doing SD (4:3)
* A QuickTime File 720 x 486
* 29.97 frames per second
* Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
* Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264

BRIEFS: 2013 Erotic Shorts Film Competition

February 14, 2013

by Terry Furry
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM

To submit a film, fill out the 2013 ENTRY FORM and email to: Briefs.Erotic@EastBayExpress.com

BRIEFS TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Click here

BRIEFS SCREENING
February 14, 7 pm
Grand Lake Theater
Oakland, CA

AFTER/AWARDS PARTY
February 14, 9:30 pm –
The Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, Ca

BRIEFS is the East Bay Express' Erotic Shorts Film Competition showcasing works by Bay Area amateur and professional filmmakers.

The one night screening will allow filmmakers who have explored the limits of erotic entertainment to engage attendees in a liberating experience.

THE GOAL is to create a dynamic, entertaining event dedicated to sexual imagination and cinema where filmmakers and fans gather to enjoy film shorts that push the boundaries of eroticism.

THE PRIZES
Judges' favorite: $500
Audience choice: $500
East Bay Express staff pick: $500

WHERE the historic Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA

Technical Requirements
• 10 MINUTES MAXIMUM LENGTH
• Entries must be Quick Time H264
• A QuickTime File 1280 x 720 or smaller.
• 29.97 frames per second is preferred (but can also work with 23.98 or 59.94)
Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
Codec H264
HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix.
• If you are doing SD (4:3)
• A QuickTime File 720 x 486
Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
Codec H264

DVD's may be either hand delivered or mailed to be received by Friday, February 1, 2013 with Entry Form and a Release Form completed for each performer.


East Bay Express
Attention Terry Furry
Briefs.Erotic@EastBayExpress.com
620 3rd Street, Oakland, Ca
94607


Ph: 510 879 3710
Fax: 510 879 3793

Click here for 2013 Briefs entry form & release form

Click here to check out BRIEFS 2012 entries and WINNERS

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Art & Soul Oakland: 2012

Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 4:00 AM

The festival that launched downtown Oakland’s transformation as the Bay Area’s hottest dining and arts scene, Art & Soul Oakland will sizzle this year with two art- and music-packed days featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, E.D.M., punk, honky-tonk, metal, world, Latin, folk, R&B, and blues music performed by national recording artists and top local talent.

Check out the video below: "Oakland Art and Soul Festival 2012"
Produced by the City of Oakland and the East Bay Express.

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