Call for Entries: 5th Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards

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The Fifth Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards

April 8th & 9th 2010

Toronto, Canada

Submissions:

Good for Her is thrilled to present the Fifth Annual Feminist Porn Awards. The Feminist Porn Awards honor pornographers whose groundbreaking work offers a fresh perspective on the sexual expression of women and everyone who finds themselves under-represented in mainstream pornography.

The official nomination period for consideration for the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards opens on October 5, 2009 and will close on January 31, 2010.

In order to be considered for a Feminist Porn Award, submissions must meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

1)      A woman had a hand in the production, writing, direction etc. of the work.

2)      The work depicts genuine female pleasure

3)      The work expands the boundaries of sexual representation on film, challenges stereotypes and presents a vision that sets the content apart from most mainstream pornography

Categories for awards may include, but are not limited to: Canadian Content, Diverse Cast/Representation, Emerging Filmmaker, Independent, International, Kink/Fetish, Lesbian/Dyke, Short Film, Straight, Trans, and Web-Based.

Please send 4 screener copies of each work to be considered on DVD to:

FPA Nominations
c/o Good For Her
175 Harbord Street
Toronto ON M5S1H3
Canada

* For website submissions, please email your information and include a user name and password to be used by jury members

Special Note to those sending DVDs from outside of Canada:  Please mark the value of DVD submissions as $0 and as a sample. The Feminist Porn Awards are unable to pay any duty and taxes on submissions, and packages that incur duty will be returned to sender.  

Filmmakers should also feel free to include any other information about their work that is worthy of consideration by the jury.

The two-night celebration will be held on April 8th and 9th, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario.

Good For Her is entering their fifth year as producers of the Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards, the largest and longest running celebration of feminist porn in the world.  Since 1997, Good For Her has been creating a nurturing environment where everyone can feel comfortable learning about sex and pleasure. Good For Her provides quality sex toys, erotic and educational books as well as DVDs and workshops that empower and celebrate the diversity of everyone’s sexuality.

Good For Her and the Feminist Porn Awards are generously sponsored by Hotmoviesforher.com, Nomi Tang, Happy Valley Silicone, Aslan Leather, Njoy, and Good Releasing.


Good For Her: Feminist Porn Awards Jury Member Contest

Win a chance to be on the 2010 Feminist Porn Awards Jury Committee!

Ever want to watch the latest and greatest in Feminist Porn from the privacy of your own home? Ever want a say in which of these films is honored and shared with the world at the Feminist Porn Awards?  In honor of our 5th anniversary celebration, Good For Her is launching a Jury Member Contest giving you (yes you!) an opportunity to sit on the jury committee and help select this year’s Feminist Porn Award Winners!

Participation Requirements:

If selected, you must:

* Keep all material and discussion strictly confidential until the ceremony.

* Be able to attend 2 meetings with the jury (out of town participants may phone in for such meetings)

* Think that feminist porn is a necessary, progressive and constructive form of erotic media that must be celebrated and embraced!

* Be willing to have your name published as a contest winner and jury m ember. (Pseudonyms acceptable)

* Be at least 18 years of age

If chosen, you will receive:

* The honor of watching all submitted Feminist Porn material (and keeping some content where appropriate!)

* 2 VIP tickets to the Feminist Porn Awards (Which include 2 VIP tickets to the awards show, 2 VIP tickets to Provocative.Public.Porn Screening on April 8th, 2010 and 1 VIP gift bag)

* A $100 Gift Certificate to Good For Her

* Bragging rights. Lots of them.

Please submit the following information to: chase@goodforher.com

Name

Address

Email

Phone

* 300 words about why you should be the next Feminist Porn Awards Jury Member!

* 300 word review of a porn DVD or erotic sex media form of your choice!

Failure to meet the requirements of the jury member contract will render all offers, benefits and compensation null and void.  Jury members will be required to watch approximately 30 hours of pornography.  Good For Her is not responsible for any injury that may result from being a jury member.  Jury members must submit proof of age when requested.


Good Releasing Emerging Filmmaker Award

The Emerging Filmmaker Award will honor emerging talent in the field of feminist porn production by offering monetary scholarship to an individual who is breaking boundaries, creating sexy feminist porn and who is committed to the representation of women and alternative sexualities in erotic media. In partnership with Good Releasing, (goodreleasing.com) Good For Her will strive to select new, up and coming talent with the hopes of creating more accessible opportunities for those whom are traditionally challeng ed by the process of securing finances for their creative projects.

The EFA is intended for the completion of a film project to be released for film screening and/or DVD distribution in 2010-2011. The EFA is intended for individuals working on their first erotic film project(s) only.

* Filmmakers must be at least 19 years old and must submit proof of age with application (copy of valid Drivers License and/or Passport)

* Filmmakers must not have won a previous FPA award

* Filmmakers must not currently have a distribution deal.

* Filmmakers must submit a written personal statement outlining their current and/or proposed creative project(s). Personal statements must illuminate the ways in which the proposed work will contribute to feminist porn as a genre. We want to know what you are planning on doing, how you plan to do it and why you think it’s sexy!

* Good For Her will ask for material from winner to be shown at Awards Ceremony which may or may not include video acceptance speech, current project reel and/or clips. Written statements and image to be provided by winner for use in online and print promotional material for Good For Her and sponsoring companies.

* All applicants will be notified by e-mail when material is received by Good For Her and winners will not be announced to the public until the Awards ceremony on April 9th, 2010. Should the winner of the EFA be unable to attend the awards, Good For Her reserves the right to request a video acceptance speech prior to the event, to be submitted by winner no later than March 1, 2010.

* The costs of sending the DVD will be covered by the film-maker. We will not accept deliveries that have not been paid for. We will not be able to send any submitted work back, so do not send any masters/originals. Please mark submissions as "Sample" or "Gift". Deliveries requiring payment of duty will be refused.

* The filmmaker also agrees that clippings of the film (up to 40%) may be shown on TV or online in press coverage of the event without further agreements.

* The film-makers have to confirm that neither Good For Her nor the sponsor can be sued by third parties regarding the rights of this film and accept full liability for the submission of this film which is under their copyright.

* The film-maker agrees with the submission of the film and submission form that they (the applicant) accept the rules of this competition.

The official nomination period for consideration for the Good for Her Feminist Porn Awards opens November 1 and will close on February 15, 2010. Entrants should send personal statements and all applicable applicant material to: 175 Harbord Street Toronto ON M5S 1H3 Canada

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED,  ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT BY MAIL.  Good For Her is unable to return application materials submitted for consideration.

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