Fall is right around the corner, which means the city will soon be buzzing with myriad art festivals, back to school book shopping, and sex—yes, SEX. That is because the Mercury/Stranger Hump! Film Festival is back! Now with an expanded run of screenings in Portland, Seattle, and Olympia, the Hump film fest—a Northwest showcase of amateur porn films made by readers JUST LIKE YOU—will hit home mid-November.

(Almost) all types of submissions are welcome—hardcore, softcore, live action, animated, kinky, vanilla, straight, gay, lez, bi, trans, genderqueer—just please no poop or animals. And as always, all films will be destroyed after the last screening because Hump, as we like to say, Hump! means being a porn star for a weekend, and not the rest of your life! Oh! There's also money involved! The grand prize winner will walk with a whopping $5,000, plus winners in three separate categories (humor, sex, kink). Sound like a good reason to dust off the casting couch? Well, HURRY, because submissions are due no later than 5 pm at the Mercury office on Friday, October 5, which is going to come up so quick it'll bite you on the ass (in a sexy way). All the nitty gritty details are right this way.