NEW YORKTristan Taormino's Rough Sex from Vivid Entertainment was recognized with the Adult Industry Showcase Award at the seventh annual CineKink Film Festival held last month in New York City.

Excerpts from Rough Sex were screened in a showcase of adult industry films titled "Bring It!" Other clips included were from films by Carlos Batts, Madison Young, Courtney Trouble and Dominic Ford.

"I was honored to be included in this showcase with such other terrific filmmakers and now I'm thrilled to get this award as it was determined by audience ballot. It's the type of recognition that directors dream about," said Taormino.

Rough Sex was also nominated for a 2010 AVN award and named as one of XCritic.com’s 10 Top Adult DVDs of 2009.

CineKink NYC presented a specially curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore a wide diversity of sexuality. Billing itself as "the kinky film festival," the event ran from Feb. 16-21.  It was presented by CineKink, an organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of sex positive and kink friendly depictions in film and television. Works presented at the festival ranged from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit and everything in between.