Hey, filmmakers, porn stars, porn-star wannabes, show-offs, kinksters, regular folks, and all other creative types: It's time to make a short porn film—five minutes max—for HUMP! 2015. Now, maybe you're thinking, "I love making short films as much as the next iMovie-haver, but there's no way I'm getting into the pornography business..." GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER! Who said porn has to be "porny"? Why not point a camera at your tastefully nude friend and narrate a conversation between her boobs? Why not create a stop-motion clip-art masterwork in which Rick Santorum literally eats a bag of dicks? THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
Wherever your thinking resides, films selected for HUMP! 2015 will be screened in November at theaters in Seattle, Portland, and Olympia. HUMP! 2015 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.) Final, drop-dead deadline is Wednesday, September 30, at 3 p.m. So you better get started!
The fine print, printed here normal size: HUMP! films are not released online or in any other form. Filmmakers retain all rights, and HUMP! does not keep any permanent copies. Our records are destroyed onstage in front of the audience at the final screening. Appearing in a film for HUMP! means being a porn star for a weekend—not the rest of your life!
CASH PRIZES! Including a $5,000 Grand Prize!
EXTRA CREDIT! HUMP! filmmakers are invited to use certain props so that HUMP! audiences know when they're watching films that were made just for HUMP! This year's extra-credit props:
Hula-Hoops • Mike Huckabee's book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy
For complete information about entering HUMP!, go to thestranger.com/hump.
Questions? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.