Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival celebrates artists’ visual explorations of Fetish
Hollywood, California – View the video and film artists’ visual explorations of cinematic Fetish, as the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival [http://losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com], screens the 16 finalist entries in the first annual event, beginning at 12:00 PM (PST), Saturday, April 16, 2011 at CineFamily Theatre. Winners will be announced at the official Red Carpet Awards Show, at Bar Sinister beginning at 8:30 PM, the same evening.
While “fetish” has become somewhat of a stereotypical buzz word, it is not relegated to visions of men and women wrapped in leather. Entrants of the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival, explore many different aspects of fetish, beyond that limited view. World renowned sexologist, author and director, Dr. Susan Block explains the scope of fetish, “A sexual fetish is a profound erotic desire for ‘something’. That ‘something’ can be anything from high heels to hamburgers, from angora to airplanes, from money to mortuaries. One can even have a fetish for a concept, like fame, or a feeling, like love. Whatever the sexual fetish, the fetishist invests in it great sexual power.”
Categories to be awarded cash prizes in the final trophy round include; “Best Feature”, “Best Short”, “The Director’s Choice” and an award in honor of burlesque diva, Olivia Bellafontaine, the “Olivia’s Favorite” award. Front runners for the finalist division include Vivian Darkbloom’s, ‘Indietro’, the political documentary on fetish, ‘A Woman Under the Veil, directed by Bobbie Kitchens and the fetish driven psychological horror feature, ‘American Fetish’, written and directed by Michael Simmons.
Screening of the Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival contestant entries in both the short film and feature film categories will be presented at CineFamily Theater, located at 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036. Tickets are available for the screening both in advance online at losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com and at the door. Entry is restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Screens will darken at 4:00 PM.
A red carpet arrival to the awards venue kicks off a night of deliciously deviant sensual overload, as live and recorded performance meet in the intimate sanctuary of Bar Sinister. Venus Prototype presents a special Fetish Fashion Show featuring her vinyl and latex creations. Erotic and scandalous performances will be presented by Sex and Metal and Miss Bellafontaine, while the Naked Catering team serves up temptation of another variety.
Judges for the 2011 Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival are festival producer and director, Simmons, fashion fetish photographer Alejandra Guerrero, publisher Erik von Gutenberg, fetish photographer Eric Kroll, film producer and director, Master Liam, Dr. Susan Block and Bellafontaine. The Official Media Sponsor for the event is von Gutenberg Media. Other esteemed sponsors include, American Fetish, LA Decadence, Extreme Restraints, who donates the Zeus Digital Power Box electro-stimulator to the grand prize winner, and KinkEvents.
The Red Carpet Entry for the Official 2011 Awards Ceremony of Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival opens at 8:30PM, with the Awards presentation beginning at 9:30. Bar Sinister is located at 1652 Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, California, 90028. Bar Sinister is an 18+ venue. Flash your best fetish attire for this special event.
Advance tickets are available online through the official website, losangelesfetishfilmfestival.com. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for those wishing to attend the official awards ceremony on Saturday, April 16. Press checking for the event opens at 8:15 PM. The VIP guest and press pass lists are now open. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
PRESS-The press and guest list for the inaugural Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival Awards Show and red carpet on Saturday, April 16 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood are still open. Both lists will close at 6PM on Friday, April 15. Both still and video cameras are allowed within Bar Sinister, during the event. Press check-in begins at 8:15 PM on Saturday. Red Carpet starts at 8:30 PM. Contact Black and Blue Media, 818.992.8312, by email to [email protected]