"ADULT FILM...appreciates mess, grown-up topics, ambivalence, ambiguity, bad behavior, the dark side...they surround themselves in an atmosphere of creativity and possibility." - Sheila O'Malley, Roger Ebert
ADULT FILM is an NYC collective of actors, writers, and directors, focusing on live theatrical performances, film screenings, filmmaking, and actor training. Follow us on IG: @adultfilm.nyc
NYC FILM + THEATRE FESTIVAL is the core annual event of the collective. Our first festival was on June 18 + 19, 2022. Over 200 people attended this immersive event featuring four plays and 20 films from local NYC filmmakers, as well as international entries. Our second festival on December 10 + 11, 2022, garnered even more audience attendance. This essay by esteemed film critic Sheila O'Malley gives the full vision of what we're doing: http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=175903
2023's Summer Festival will be held on June 3 + 4 at 563 Central Ave. in Bushwick, Brooklyn at Purgatory. We will have three theatre pieces (including Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin's "Savage/Love"), in addition to screening over 25 films.
This is NOT an erotic film series, although those submissions are welcome as we're interested in mature work - dealing with human sexuality, suffering, bliss, conflict. We are open to both short film and feature film submissions, and though we will concentrate on local NYC filmmakers, works of artists based elsewhere will also be considered, as will episodic/web series submissions. We're looking for projects that are highly personal, and prefer creativity and originality over "high quality" content. Filmmaker attendance is highly encouraged.
All entries must be original works and property of the filmmaker.