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Hump once again invites 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! 2019. HUMP! 2019 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.)

HUMP! films are not released online or in any other form. Filmmakers retain all rights. Appearing in a film for HUMP! means getting to be a porn star in a movie theatre—not on the internet.

Technical Requirements


  • 24 frames per second is preferred (but can also work with 23.98 or 29.97)
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264

PREFERRED EXPORT: 1920×1080 * 24 frames per second * h.264 video file


Digital submission to is preferred. You can also send via WeTransfer to In the same file/folder as your film submission, please include one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form with your film submission.


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 the submission deadline 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


You must have the rights to the music used in your film. Permission from the original owner or a Music Licence agreement must be submitted with your Paperwork

Need help finding music for your film? Here are a few resources:


The all female crew at ForPlay Films wants to produce and direct your film for you. See their work here and contact them here

Extra Credit

2019 Extra Credit items are:

  • Confetti
  • Jello Shots
  • TSA Agent

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: $2,000 First Prize, $1,000 Runner-Up
  • Best Sex: $2,000 First Prize, $1,000 Runner-Up
  • Best Kink: $2,000 First Prize, $1,000 Runner-Up
  • Best in Show: $10,000 Grand Prize