EROTICA is an art, film and online event founded in 2019 in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. Created and curated by Ilsa Fay, EROTICA is a boutique extravaganza of erotic art, education, performance and short film.
The core of EROTICA is founded in consensual, authentic expressions of eroticism, performance and art … we call this Eros.
EROTICA seeks to promote, encourage and support artists, storytellers and filmmakers from all over the world in creating and crafting authentic, quality depictions of eroticism, sensuality, human interaction and relationship and intimacy.
Whether you live locally, or on the other side of the planet, we want to see the most culturally significant films from the most talented independent filmmakers.
All are welcome to submit to EFOF, following the intention to meet our search for quality in the crafting of mood, eliciting emotion through sound, words and pictures and showcasing an experience of eroticism and sensuality founded in consent, authenticity and intimacy.
We believe emphatically in the importance of consent, authenticity and freedom of sexuality, creating a new cultural norm and enhancing the life of people through art, and how significant a role each community plays in this. As such, another facet of EFOF is to support and enhance the local filmmaking industry. Our intention is to facilitate this by creating opportunities for film artists to engage not only more extensively with the local circles of creators, but also by encouraging interactions with the wider national, and even broader international film communities.
We love to weave sexuality, sensuality and sacredness with artistic expressions and we love to bring communities together.
The EROTICA events travel Australia and bring together a wide audience and includes members of the arts industry both locally and internationally. Already we have had internationally renowned artists and film-makers attend and contribute and look forward to an expanding, internationally successful event over the coming years.
Most Evocative Film (People's Choice)
Rules & Terms
Please carefully review the following. By submitting your project, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to all of the following rules and terms. All projects which have been submitted by our final deadline of 30 March 2023, and which adhere to the following terms, will be considered for inclusion in the 2023 EROTICA Film Festival.
RULES OF ENTRY
- All films must be submitted by either the director or key producer of the project.
- All people involved in the making of the film, including crew and subjects must be over 18 yrs.
- If your film is chosen, a 1m30second video of the film subjects may be requested to answer the following questions: - What is your name? - Did you consent to all parts of the film? - Why did you choose to be part of the making of this film?
- Submitted films should be no more than 30 minutes in length, including any opening and closing credits, excluding Documentary/Educational films which should be less than 91minutes - if you are submitting an educational piece that goes for longer than 30 minutes, please contact us directly, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Films NOT accepted for entry include promotional or advertising. Films which ARE accepted into the festival include, but are not limited to, those which contain aspects of documentary, erotic, animation, sci-fi, fantasy & experimental.
Please indicate in your submission which category you are submitting to:
+ Art & Abstract + Sensual + Explicit
- All submitted material should be the submitter’s own work, including video, music, images, sound effects, etc. OR, the submitter must hold the appropriate copyright and/or clearances to use such work. The EROTICA Film + Online Festival will not be responsible for illegal or non-copyrighted work which makes up any aspect of the film submitted, and is then subsequently exhibited at the festival.
- EFOF does not require films to be a World Premiere, but premiere status of any kind of significance (national, state, etc.) is taken into consideration when making final selections. Otherwise, films must have been completed after 2010, and may be available online, and have had previous screenings to the public.
- Films must be subtitled (in English) if in another language than ENGLISH.
- All entries must be completed upon submission. No “work in progress” films will be accepted.
- Works that have been submitted to the Festival’s previous editions will not be accepted
- By submitting to EFOF, you grant permission for the festival to use a portion of your film (maximum 1min30 seconds), your film’s poster, photographs of the director, screenshots of the film and the text of the film’s description for promotional materials associated with the festival. This may include social networks, newspapers, festival website, posters and festival print material.
- If your film is the recipient of an Official Selection in EFOF, you will be contacted by the festival and requested to provide a 1080p quality MP4 file, with a size not exceeding 5gb.
- EFOF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
- EFOF has the right to screen selected films during the festival without paying any screening fees.
- By submitting your film, you authorize EFOF to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills across our social media platforms, site, printed promotional materials, as well as the use of parts of them for press and promotional purposes.
- The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. The Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival, both online and in-person, or from claims by any third parties.
- Submission and full acceptance of the Festival's general rules imply the license to file the sent works in the EFOF’s archive, and the permission to showcase the work - for artistic, educational, social and cultural purposes.