Over twenty years ago we held our first annual Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival - three days of workshops, panels, performance, and films! Sex worker activists, authors, scholars, performance artists, poets, and filmmakers from around the world converged on Tucson to educate and entertain.
We took a long hiatus but we're back better than ever!
The Scarlot Harlot Award for Best Feature - $100
The Scarlot Harlot Award for Best Short - $100
Films and videos must be:
1) Written, directed or produced by someone who has worked in the sex industries;
2) About sex work but must challenge stigmatized filmic conventions.
A separate application must accompany each work.
The next Festival will be February23, 24 & 25 2023.
A separate entry fee and application form is needed for each work. The entry fees are:
First deadline Nov 1, 2023 $5.00 for the first film or video, and $5.00 for each additional film or video up to 3 total submissions.
The second deadline December 1, 2023 $10.00 for the first film or video, and $7.00 for each additional film or video up to 3 total submissions.
The final deadline January 1, 2024 $15.00 for the first film or video, and $10.00 for each additional film or video up to 3 total submissions.
Screening: Preferred: Quicktime files (high quality h.264)
Preview - web links for viewing online
Language and Accessibility:
We encourage all submissions to include subtitles (in English) to ensure all our attendees can experience your film and videos.
Foreign language film and video should be made available with the original language soundtrack and English subtitles, however we may consider works in that have not been subtitled (by prior arrangement only).
Entries will be reviewed by festival team. We will notify all entrants of acceptance beginning October 1st.
Materials (photos, image files, etc.) of films and video clips (short promotional excerpts only) selected for screening become the property of the Tucson ex Worker Fest and can be used to promote the Tucson Sex Worker Fest and the programs indefinitely, in all mediums including film, television, radio and the internet.