HUMP!™ 2012


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:

  • Sweater-vests!
  • Lesbian sex!
  • Packing peanuts!

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).

1. Preferred: digital submission via dropbox or wetransfer, etc. To Preferred that you do your own transcoding to h.264 .mov compression 24fps for best results. If your file is over 2gigs you might have to send a physical copy (see below). In your email include a PDF or JPG of one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form.

2. Physical DVD or thumb drive. For DVDs, use a data disk format. Do not send authored dvd's via DVD studio, iDVD or any other DVD authoring software. Same encoding h.264 .mov 24fps is preferred. Delivered to The Stranger or The Mercury by 10/12 with one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form.

For our folks overseas: convert files transcode for NTSC before uploading if possible.

Any technical difficulty with these instructions: contact

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

LOOK: It's a HUMP!™ Back.

The Stranger and the Portland Mercury once again invite amateur filmmakers, porn stars, porn-star wannabes, hotties, kinksters, regular folks, and all other creative types to make short porn films—five minutes max—for HUMP!™ 2012. Films selected for HUMP!™ 2012 will be screened over three weekends in November at theaters in Seattle, Portland, and Olympia. HUMP!™ 2012 films can be hardcore, softcore, live action, animated, kinky, vanilla, straight, gay, lez, bi, trans, genderqueer — anything goes at HUMP!™ (Well, almost anything: No poop, no animals, no minors.)

The deadline for HUMP!™ submissions has been extended to October 12th, 2012. HUMP!™ is starting one week later this year so you get one more week to make those final edits.

HUMP!™ films are not released online or in any other form. Filmmakers retain all rights, and HUMP!™ does not keep any permanent copies. Our copies are destroyed onstage in front of the audience at the last screening. Appearing in a film for HUMP!™ means being a porn star for a weekend — not the rest of your life!

Cash Prizes!

Three first place prizes and one grand prize are awarded at HUMP!™ — all decided by secret audience ballot. Films may qualify in more than one prize category. This year's categories and prize packages:

  • Best Humor: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best Sex: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best Kink: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best in Show: $5,000 Grand Prize

How to Submit


See left for instructions on electronic submissions to HUMP!™ Electronic submissions preferred.

If you 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

Questions? Send Email: