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CineKink Announces Award Winners at Annual Kinky Film Festival

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Rounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its fourteenth annual appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2017 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival’s closing celebration on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

“We’ve all been feeling pretty demoralized since the election, but the works we were able to share during CineKink this year have been so reinvigorating,” noted Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director. “Congratulations and thanks are in order, not just to the winners tonight, but to all of the filmmakers for contributing to such a stellar line-up!”

Audience Choice Awards for CineKink 2017 were given to “Snapshot” (Shine Louis Houston) for Best Narrative Feature, with “SEX and the Silver Gays” (Charles Lum & Todd Verow) winning for Best Documentary Feature.

In the shorts competition, juried festival awards went to “The Erotic Dreams of the Chelsea Hotel“ (Tony Notarberardino & Cassandra Rosebeetle) for Best Dramatic Short,  “Like Totally Hot Couple Seeking Same” (Marcel Simoneau & Kirsten Russell) for Best Comedy Short, “Tabook” (Dario van Vree) for Best Animated Short, and “Folsom Street” (Aron Kantor) for Best Musical Short. Honorable Best Mention awards were presented to “Four Day Weekend” (Nicole Jones), “Trinity” (Ms. Naughty) and “The Hutong Vibe“ (Fan Popo).

Determining the shorts awards, CineKink jurors this year included Viviane Tang, ring-leader of the sex blog “Viviane’s Sex Carnival,” Bill Woods, a film festival programmer and curator of the New Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives, and F. Leonora Solomon, an erotica writer and editor.

The annual CineKink “Bring It!” award, determined by audience ballot during a presentation of excerpts showcasing current adult cinema, went to “Merger” (Urvashi).

The CineKink Tribute, recognizing extraordinary depictions of kink and sex-positivity in mainstream film and television, was presented to the feature film “Deadpool” (Director Tim Miller; 20th Century Fox), for its “…general reminder that sex is fun and vital, even for super-heroes, and specifically for its introduction of ‘pegging’ to the mainstream silver screen.”

Honorable mentions for the CineKink Tribute went to the television series “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” (Nikki Glaser/Comedy Central) and “Easy” (Joe Swanberg/Netflix), and to the feature film “20th Century Women” (Mike Mills/A24). Works eligible for consideration this year were those released or aired in the United States from January 1 until December 31, 2016.

Making its 14th annual run March 14-19, 2017, 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.

Sponsors of CineKink NYC/2017 included Bowery Bliss and njoy, along with Purple Passion, plus Leather Archives & Museum, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and Pleasure Salon.

Selections from CineKink NYC will be featured in a traveling version of the festival, slated to appear in various cities throughout the coming year.

For more information, visit http://cinekink.com

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C.J. Asher is a blogger on various subject matters and trending topics related to sexuality, such as prostitution, women's rights, sex trafficking and LGBT issues as well as the adult entertainment industry, having interviewed celebrities such as Dennis Hof and Joanna Angel. C.J. currently resides in Philadelphia, PA and his blog can be found at CJAsher.com.

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