Erotica is something that stimulates the mind and stirs the body. Celebrating a genre of film often overlooked, the first-ever international Erotikos Film Festival will take place September 15-22, 2012, at the notorious Super-Inclusive Hedonism II Resort and Spa in Negril, Jamaica. The inaugural event will give international filmmakers of feature films, short films, and music videos the opportunity to showcase, compete, and promote their works that tease and heighten the senses of arousal.
The Erotikos Film Festival, which was designed to raise the bar on creativity and artistic expression, will feature films where artistry and cinematography meet the erotic to reveal beauty in love and sexual desire. The Festival is seeking entries that entertain with a good story and evoke emotion and passion like the erotic curiosity stirred by Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, the playful ice scene that pushed boundaries in 9 1/2 Weeks, and the tease of Hess Is More’s music video “Yes Boss.”
Judges will select the best films in special categories while Hedonism II guests will vote for the “People’s Choice Award for Best Picture.” Winners will be presented an Erotikos Film Festival statue and cash prizes.
Situated on 22 acres of landscaped gardens and white sand beaches in Negril, Hedonism II offers everything for a euphoric escape. Outfitted with king size showers and massaging showerheads, the 280 prude- and nude-side rooms feature beach or garden views, and 12 suites boast private terraces and Jacuzzis. To decompress before revving up again, guests can indulge in reinvigorating spa treatments at the resort’s à la carte Blue Mahoe Spa, including an intimate couples massage. With clothing-optional pools and beaches, late night entertainment, themed events, live bands and a gaming lounge, the resort is a non-stop romp.
Hedonism II Resort and Spa, 800-467-8737, www.hedonismresorts.com