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 8th 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.

This year's event will be on Thursday, February 21,2019

Purchase tickets here: 7:00PM | 9:30PM

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 judges. A cash prize of $500 is awarded for the Judges' Choice and $1000 for the Audience Favorite.

This year's judges are:

Maxine Holloway - Mistress of Public Health (MPH), Founder of #AskFirst Campaign, and Co-founder of BAWS.

Jet Noir - Creator of The Black Manifest, an all Black, all male burlesque revue, a sex educator and the first man hired to dance for the infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre.

Anna Pulley - a sex and culture writer in Oakland. Her first book, The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) is every bit as glorious as it sounds.

Brittany Moore - Co-founder of Blunts + Moore Cannabis Dispensary, and member of several community organizations, including the Hood Incubator, Minority Cannabis Business Association, NORML, and Women Grow.

The after party & awards ceremony will be at The UPTOWN Nightclub in Oakland. 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. This year's sponsors include: Drake's Brewing Co., Tourettes Without Regrets, Sacramento Horror Film Festival, PinkLabel.tv, The Watergarden, and The Uptown Nightclub.

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Submission Info:

Submission are now CLOSED for the 2019 competition.
BUT, please feel free to submit for our 2020 event!

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 "BRIEFS2019" in the subject line. If submitting to next year's competition, please include "BRIEFS2020" in the subject line instead.

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 "BRIEFS2019" 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 before credits. 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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