The Seattle Erotic Art Festival, along with its parent organization the Pan Eros Foundation, is excited to present the third annual Pan Eros Film Festival at the SIFF Film Center in the Seattle Center. We welcome erotic art films that will engage you, titillate you, and make you think.

We are accepting two types of submissions: Short Film and Silent Film.

A selection of short films under 15 minutes in length will be screened in-person at the Pan Eros Film Festival in SIFF Film Center. There are five screenings scheduled on April 27-28, 2024. We strongly encourage story-telling that tells unique narratives across the broad spectrum of gender and human sexuality. Short films of all genres are permitted.

A selection of silent films under 15 minutes in length will be shown continuously for three full days at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival in Exhibition Hall from April 26-28, 2024. Films not intended to be silent films at their creation but have audio removed are acceptable as entries. Short Film Entries may be asked to participate in the Silent Film category.

For over two decades, the Pan Eros Foundation’s mission has been to celebrate and cultivate sexuality through the arts and education. Our goal is to create a better world by promoting respectful interaction through consent education. We aim to move society into acceptance of consensual sexuality as a healthy, integral part of being human. We support people in finding the type and amount of pleasure and intimacy that is right for them, respecting the spectrum from asexual to omnisexual.

After the inaugural screening, all filmmakers in attendance will be invited to take part in a short Q&A to talk about their film. A panel will be held on Sunday April 28, which we welcome all filmmakers to participate.

All selected filmmakers will receive laurels and be given an Artist Pass to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Laurels will be awarded to all selected filmmakers, with special laurels awarded to Best in Show, Best Foreign Short, Audience Choice, and Best Silent Film.

2024 AWARDS:
SHORT FILM - BEST IN SHOW will be awarded a cash prize of $300.
BEST SILENT FILM will be awarded a cash prize of $100 and will be theatrically showcased with the Short Films.

- There is no fee for entry.

- All entries must be under 15 minutes in length (NEW FOR 2024).

- There is no restriction on explicit content. We encourage all forms of sexual expression. All performers must be 18 years of age or older.

- All projects must be original works and submitted through FilmFreeway by March 1, 2024. If music is used, you must have the rights to the music used in your film.

- Filmmakers will be notified whether they were selected by March 15, 2024. Notifications may occur earlier than this selected date.

- All foreign-language films must be submitted with English subtitles. If we discover a foreign-language submission is missing subtitles, we will attempt to email the submitter for an update.

- By entering your film for consideration to the Pan Eros Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the Pan Eros Film Festival and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

- Accepted films, their synopses, filmmaker information, and stills may be used in promotional material (website postings, trailers, social media posts, etc).

- Additional showings may be held at Gallery Erato, the home of Pan Eros Film Festival to increase outreach to the sex positive community, or other partnered theatrical locations. Selected filmmakers will be invited to attend all additional showings.

Overall Rating
  • J Lee

    Outstanding communication, from the nomination process to the festival wrap. Especially the video tour, showing the beautiful venue and event highlights for those of us who couldn't be there in-person. Thank you organizers!

    May 2024
  • fucking conflicts

    Although we couldn‘t physically attend the festival, the organisers were kind wnough to keep us updated and even sent us a video, showing us all the beautiful spots the venue. Their top and super friendly communication speaks for the festivals values. Thanks for having us!

    May 2024
  • Really happyto participate with "Hello" this year.

    Thank you

    May 2024
  • The Pan Eros Film Festival was an absolutely wonderful experience! It was a pleasure to participate in the festival, and Brodin was a fantastic host. I cannot recommend the experience enough to all filmmakers. Thank you for having 'Abduction' as a part of the 2024 programming!

    May 2024
  • Por desgracia no pudimos asistir, pero siempre atentos y comunicandonos para ver la posibilidad de asistencia, me parece que la selección estuvo bastante interesante al menos en los trailers y así.

    June 2023