Gala Vanting and Sensate Films are proud to host the Australian premiere of the Cinekink Tour. For the last 10 years, Cinekink has curated and screened the best and most innovative of BDSM and kink filmmaking from around the world. The festival is an institution in the kink and erotic film communities, and it's our pleasure to finally be able to bring some of its award-winning programming to the southern hemisphere.
Monday 14 October 2013
Doors 7pm for a 7:30 start
Loop: 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD (looponline.com.au)
$15 full / $10 concession, no one turned away for lack of funds
Loop is wheelchair-accessible and Auslan interpretation is avaiable upon request (send to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0420 5050 210).
The evening will be hosted by the Inimitable Mr Lisa-Skye, Melbourne's finest purveyor of kink jokes injected at the most strategic of moments. Guests include cast and crew members from Sensate Films, whose films Amber, Taken, and Flare made their US debuts at the Cinekink NYC festival. You'll also have a chance to be the second person ever to ask Gala Vanting why she can't just take a flogging like a man.
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Gala Vanting is an award-winning erotic film producer, sex worker, educator, pleasure activist, and erotic imaginist. She draws from a diverse background in the sexuality field and brings a conscious queer feminist approach to her work. Central to all of this is the core value of intimacy and the democratization of sexy. To find out more about her work visit msgalavanting.com.
Sensate Films (http://www.sensatefilms.com/) is a producer of premuim-quality, process-based erotic media, or 'slow porn' as we like to describe it.
The hallmarks of our productions are:
- -reverence for the art of erotic filmmaking through the creation of imagery that is as cinematically and artistically moving as it is prurient
- an interest in finding and representing sensuality in both the fantastical and the commonplace
- a sex-positive approach that opens itself to the diverse expressions of bodies we encounter
- the involvement of the people who appear in our work in the processes of its production. We see our contributors as collaborators and our work is the product of that co-creation.
We shoot and edit in various styles, but no matter what devices we employ as filmmakers, our material is necessarily somewhat documentary. The beauty of what we capture is the organic unfolding of an erotic engagement. It’s impossible to script, and so we don’t try. Instead we focus on creating an environment in which that expression can thrive.