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Cinekink gears up for sixth annual kinky film festival, seeks tribute nominations

I've blogged about Cinekink before, but I so love the festival's name that I think I'll plug it one more time. A new press release came out yesterday promoting the upcoming festival at the end of February. Also included is a call for nominations for this year's Cinekink Tribute award, which recognizes the "extraordinary depiction of kink and sex-positivity in mainstream film and television" each year. Sound like a person or film you know? Get thee to

NEW YORK, NY; January 8, 2009 - Scheduled for February 24-March 1, 2009, the sixth annual CineKink NYC will feature a specially-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. In addition to screenings, plans for the festival also include a short film competition, audience choice awards, presentations, parties and a gala kick-off fundraiser, all to be followed by a national showcase tour.

Billing itself as "the really alternative film festival," the event is presented by CineKink, an organization 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 will range from documentary to drama, camp comedy to hot porn, slightly spicy to quite explicit--and everything in between. Directors featured since CineKink's inception have included both filmmaking up-and-comers and such notorious veterans as Annie Sprinkle, Radley Metzger and John Cameron Mitchell.

"It's been exciting to see sex-positive filmmaking really come into its own during the time we've been running the festival," said Lisa Vandever, Co-Founder and Director of CineKink. "When we first started, we definitely had to beat the bushes to find suitable works. Now we have the privilege of selecting from a slew of offerings to put together the best possible kinky showcase."

Read the full press release now.

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