It’s that time of year again. Annually, Winnipeg’s countless galleries, studios, and venues open their doors for a full night of art, celebration, and culture on the last Saturday of September for Nuit Blanche. This year, we are stepping it up and hitting the road! May/June of 2022, and the fall of 2022 will see Nuit Raunch tour Canada with these smutty selections, reaching folks in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kamloops, Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Toronto, Montreal, and more.
In 2017, we hosted our first screening of erotic film during Nuit Blanche. We put out a sandwich board on the street, directing people to a studio on the 3rd floor of an old warehouse, and we didn’t realize how big it would become.
Our screening quickly became standing room only, with attendees eager to watch short films from around the world. We increased capacity and moved to two screenings in 2018, all of which sold out again. We estimate approximately 600 people were in attendance throughout the evening. 2019 saw us increase to 3 screenings, AND utilizing a fully accessible venue.
AND WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN!
If you have a film that you would like to submit (8 minutes and under please), you must submit it by April 15, 2022. Screening dates will begin in at the end of May, 2022. Details and dates TBD.
We will be paying a screening honorarium of $100 for selected films.
All films will be credited in a full-colour paper program, and awards for Best Overall, Steamiest Scene, and Audience's Choice will be presented.
Best in Raunch: (tie) Roll With It - Iniquitous Inquiry & Cruise Night - Isaac Würmaan
Steamiest scene: Linger - Ms Naughty, Bright Desire
People's Raunch: Love Your Cunt - altShiftxxx
-Approximately 10 minutes or less (can be an excerpt of a longer film)
-Deadline April 15, 2022
-Must be an erotic film of some variety (porn or narrative using sex)
-You own the rights to distribute this film and have the consent of all parties involved
-1080p H.264 or 4K, submitted digitally
-All performers must be over the age of 18. Submitting to this festival declares that they were over 18 at the time of shooting.
-Screening honorarium of $100 (cad) will be paid