HUMP!™ 2011


Extra Credit

HUMP!™ filmmakers are invited to use certain props so that HUMP!™ audiences will know when they're watching films that were made just for HUMP!™ This year's extra-credit props:

  • The number 7
  • Super Soaker™
  • Duct Tape™

Technical Requirements

  • Entries must be DVDs or QT files.
  • A QuickTime File 1280 x 720 or smaller.
  • 29.97 frames per second is preferred (but can also work with 23.98 or 59.94)
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264
  • HD Note: All HD films will be letterboxed in the final mix.

If you are doing SD (4:3)

  • A QuickTime File 720 x 486
  • 29.97 frames per second
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264

A 5 min QT file with these settings should be able to burn onto a CD/DVD or fit on a flash drive/stick, if not send an external drive (formatted for MAC).

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The film festival that allows you to be a porn star for a weekend—not for life—is back!

The Pacific Northwest's biggest, best, and most beloved amateur-and-locally-produced porn festival returns this fall. HUMP!™ goes down November 3rd, 4th and 5th at On the Boards (Seattle), November 11th and 12th at Uptown Cinema (Seattle), and November 17th, 18th and 19th at Cinema 21 (Portland). The deadline for submissions for HUMP!™ 2011 is 5:00 p.m. on October 7th, 2011.

The Stranger and the HUMP!™ 2011 jury invite local filmmakers, actors, kinksters, exhibitionists, and notorious sex-havers to get to work on their films for HUMP!™ 2011. The HUMP!™ jury is composed of local sex experts (ahem), sex-positive film critics, and sex-obsessed porn fans. The HUMP!™ jury looks for hotness, humor, and originality. Films do not have to be slick or professionally produced. They do have to be hot or funny or hot and funny.

Films selected for HUMP!™ are screened over two weekends in Seattle and Portland. The Stranger returns or destroys all copies of the films after the festival. Films are not released on the internet, and all screenings are monitored to prevent bootleg copies of HUMP!™ films from being made.

NEW PRIZE CATEGORIES: Until 2009, HUMP!™ had two grand prizes: a $2,000 prize for Best Humor and a $2,000 prize for Best Hardcore. But some HUMP!™ audience members complained that the categories were too limiting. How were you supposed to vote if your favorite film wasn't particularly funny or all that hardcore? So last year we created new prize categories and added more money to the purse:

  • Best Humor: $1,000 First Prize, $500 First Runner-Up Prize
  • Best Sex: $1,000 First Prize, $500 First Runner-Up Prize
  • Best Kink: $1,000 First Prize, $500 First Runner-Up Prize
  • And...
  • Best in Show: $4,000 Grand Prize

Prizes will still be awarded by audience ballot. It's possible that a film could win more than one prize and that a single film—perhaps a hilariously kinky film with a scorching-hot sex scene?—could sweep the HUMP!™ Awards! It's like the Oscars™ with Orgasms™.

What Kind of Films are in HUMP!™?

Entries can be erotica, hardcore, softcore, live-action, BDSM, animation, gay, straight, bi — whatever lifts your luggage!

We draw the line at animals, kids and poop. Entries with any of those items will not be considered for HUMP!™

How to Submit

Drop off or mail your entry to the Stranger or Mercury offices. Be sure to include the forms above.

The Portland Mercury
115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Office hours:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Stranger
1535 11th Ave, Third Floor
Seattle, WA 98122

Office hours:
9:00 am - 5:30 pm