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CineKink NYC’s Audiences Get Hot for “Indietro” and “Kink Crusaders”

CineKink NYC's Audiences Get Hot for "Indietro" and "Kink Crusaders"

The eighth annual CineKink NYC, dedicated to screening “kink-positive depictions in film and television,” presented its top awards to Vivan Darkbloom’s “Indietro” as best narrative and Mike Skiff’s “Kink Crusaders” as best documentary.

In the shorts competition – juried by Rick Vaicius, director of the Flyway Film Festival, Viviane Tang, ring-leader of the sex blog “Viviane’s Sex Carnival,” and Bill Woods, a film festival programmer and curator of the New Filmmakers series at Anthology Film Archives – Anna Treiman’s “Cactus” nabbed Best Dramatic, while Mrs. G’s “Love, Hugs and Kisses, Sissy Stephanie” won Best Documentary.

“We seemed to really hit our stride this season,” said Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder and director. “The audience response has been amazing and we’re so pleased with the films we were able to present. I did not envy this year’s jurors whatsoever.”

Below is the list of CineKink’s 2011 winners:

CineKink Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature:
“Indietro” (Vivian Darkbloom, 2010, USA, 63 minutes)

CineKink Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature:
“Kink Crusaders” (Mike Skiff, 2010, USA, 74 minutes)

CineKink Best Dramatic Short:
“Cactus” (Anna Treiman, 2009, Denmark, 30 minutes)

CineKink Best Comedy Short:
“Piss” (Vincent Peone & Bette Bentley, 2010, USA, 7 minutes)

CineKink Best Experimental Short:
“Butterfly Caught” (Joshua Bewig, 2010, USA, 7 minutes)

CineKink Best Documentary Short:
“Love, Hugs and Kisses, Sissy Stephanie” (Mrs G, 2010, USA, 12 minutes)

CineKink Honorable Best Mentions:
“Turning Japanese” (Paul Bickel, 2009, USA, 20 minutes)
“Love Hotel: Room 33” (Erika Lust, 201o, Spain, 4 minutes)

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