BRIEFS: East Bay Express' Erotic Short Film Competition 

BRIEFS is the East Bay Express’ annual Erotic Short Film Competition showcasing works by amateur and professional filmmakers from around the world. In its 7th year, the one night screening will continue to explore the limits of erotic filmmaking in a liberating and entertaining format ideal for sex-positive film lovers of every gender and orientation.

The new event date has been set!
This year's event will be on Thursday, April 26

Tickets will be on sale SOON! Check our Facebook Page for updates!

View last year's official program guide

Held at the iconic Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, BRIEFS features a hosted screening by none other than Tourettes without Regrets founder Jamie Dewolf, and a non-hosted screening shortly after.

Films will be judged by all attendees, along with a handpicked group of special guests. A cash prize of $500 is awarded for the Judges Choice and $1000 for the Audience Favorite.

Last year's judges included: Feminist Pornographer, Author of Daddy: A Memoir, Sex Educator, and the Founder of Erotic Film School, Madison Young; Sex Worker, dirty-movie maker, sexual health educator MPH, founder of the 'Ask First' consent campaign, and all-around good time, Maxine Holloway; FTM transmale adult performer, nightlife personality, and public speaker based out of San Francisco, Viktor Belmont; Writer and producer of award-winning marriage 2.0, author of Better Than the Hand, longtime partner of Game Link, and founder of eLine, Magnus Sullivan; and, Coach, mentor, role model, co-founder and CEO of Leisure Life edible company, former COO of Magnolia Wellness, and co-founder of Supernova Women, Amber Senter.

An after party & awards ceremony will be held after the event at an Oakland venue still TBD. Attendees can most certainly expect controversial burlesque, wild interactive audience games, and jaw dropping dance performances creating an all-around crazy, fun event not intended for the light of heart!

BRIEFS teams up with various sponsors and partners who generously support the event. Last year's sponsors included: Tourettes Without Regrets, Sacramento Horror Film Festival, PinkLabel.tv, The Watergarden, and Fucking Sculptures.

• Go to our Facebook Page for updates and photos from years past
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• Hashtag: #ebxbriefs

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Submission Info:

New submission deadline is Monday, April 2

A cash prize of $500 is awarded for the Judges' Choice and $1000 for the Audience Favorite. Winning film teams will also walk away with bundles of sizzling goodies from local retailers.

To register and get details, email Briefs.Erotic@EastBayExpress.com with "BRIEFS2018" in the subject line (or just reply to this email).

Necessary forms can be downloaded using the following links: Film Eligibility & Release and Model/Performer - NOTE: All forms must be completed and returned along with a photocopy of each model/performer's ID to be considered. If for any reason you will have issues providing these items, get in touch with us, and we can discuss it further.

Films can either be submitted through a download link or by mail. If you wish to send a link, please email us with "BRIEFS2018" in the subject line. If you prefer to mail a disc or thumb drive, please send to the address below. We are happy to destroy your disc or thumb drive or return it to you once we have processed the film, so please let us know if that is your preference. If so, please include a self-addressed envelope and the necessary postage with your submission.

Our mailing address:

East Bay Express
318 Harrison St, Ste 302
Oakland, CA 94607

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

Entries must be a maximum of 6 minutes long. 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.

Best of luck!

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