Love Out Loud! (LOL!) is the official film festival during SDS Conference, a conference born out of the desire to create a safe space in the Southeast where BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ people can explore intimacy and sensuality in an educational setting, freely.

LOL! craves creative films that prioritize and celebrate diverse groups of people. All people - People of color, disabled people, chronically ill people, neurodivergent people, bodyminds, kinky folks, etc - this list could go on forever. All people deserve a pleasurable existence and we want to witness it.

We‘re seeking broader images of black love, bodies, pleasure, intimacy, and connection to be represented in this year’s festival.


FILM FESTIVAL: Thursday September 5, 2024 from 10:00am - until
LOL! is during SDS Conference in Atlanta, GA

AWARDS CEREMONY: Friday, September 6, 2024 at 7:00pm

All accepted films get a weeks run on Sex Down South's homepage and shares to SDS networks with a social reach of 50K+ impressions.

The winning submission will receive a Dandie Award and best film trophy.

- Must be original content
- Must depict consenting adults over 21 years old
- Films should be less than 59 minutes in length
- No genre restrictions
- No restrictions based on sensual content