The Seattle Erotic Art Festival, along with its parent organization the Pan Eros Foundation, is excited to present the second 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 10 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 21-22, 2023. 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 10 minutes in length will be shown continuously for three full days at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival in Exhibition Hall from April 21-23, 2023. 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.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for attending both the Pan Eros Film Festival and the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. After the inaugural screening, all filmmakers will be invited to take part in a short Q&A to talk about their film.

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.

NEW FOR 2023:
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 10 minutes in length.

- 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, 2023. 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, 2023. 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
  • Greatly organized, gentle and responsible staff. Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful experience!

    June 2022
  • Alvaro Acosta Gutierrez

    Such an honor be part of the first film festival.

    May 2022
  • Great festival. It was an honor that our short film was selected.

    May 2022
  • Julieta Tetelbaum

    My film was part of this cool festival 🔥 couldn’t be happier!

    May 2022
  • Slawomir Milewski

    Great festival! I am really glad my short film could participate
    Slaw Milewski

    May 2022