London Porn Film Festival 2018
Welcome to a packed programme filled with exciting and informative films from our Queer Feminist Film makers!
The British queer and feminist porn scene is blooming! So many new possibilities, from the students, to the emerging filmmakers, to the ambitious big projects bringing together experienced producers in new configurations. So quintessentially local, from the Turnpike Lane corner shop, to the Victorian cemetery, to the Regent’s Canal riverboat. This selection spotlights some of the most exciting new voices to emerge in London & UK in the past few years, our community, and the future of porn in our city.
Running time approx 114 mins
|Green Man Date||Charlie J Forrest||UK|
|She groped me in the groceries||Lidia Ravviso||UK|
|Sixty Nine Club||Rob Eagle||UK|
What’s a porn film festival without a little pain? These shorts explore BDSM from light and funny to shut-the- fuck-up. Expect meat hooks, humiliation, golden arcs of ejaculation, body fluids in unexpected places, glitter, leather and much more. These shorts will tie you up and blindfold you, treat you like meat, take you to the extreme and keep you there at our leisure. We trust that you know how to take it.
|Breakfast in bed||Ethan Folk and Ty Wardwell||USA|
|Butcher’s Hook||Ben Berlin||Germany|
|Internal Energy||AORTA films||USA|
|Machine||Phoenix and Lupa V||UK|
|Take Me Like The Sea||Salty||Germany|
We’re very excited to present this special shorts programme from one of the queerest events in London. Our newest programmer Max Disgrace is one of its main collaborators. Founded in 2015 kuntinuum began as a creative salon for lesbian artists and has grown to become a rare space to discuss queer and lesbian art, history and politics. These stylish shorts include some of the hottest porn performers on the scene right now – expect sharp aesthetics, intelligent critique and excellent taste. Curated by kuntinuum
|Closing Time||AORTA films||USA|
|Going Here||Courtney Trouble||USA|
|Green Velvet||Ben Berlin||Germany|
|Recursion II||Four Chambers||UK|
|The Curse||Danny Tayara||Canada|
|The Toilet Line||Goodyn Green||Denmark/Germany|
|Venus in Scorpio||Evie Snax & Luzifer Priest||USA|
Latin American Post-Porn
London Porn Film Festival is proud to host this selection from the dynamic Latin American feminist and queer porn scene, curated by Brazilian filmmaker and academic Érica Sarmet, gathering films spanning the last decade from countries such as México, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru. And the variety is huge. There are films here that deal with gender troubles, queerness, body patterns, the machismo culture, dictatorial pasts, estate violence, abortion legislation and blasphemy, but also melodramatic approaches that link pornography to love, partnership and intimacy.
Guest curator: Érica Sarmet
Érica Sarmet is a filmmaker, screenwriter, curator and academic film researcher from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a Master’s degree in Cinema and Audiovisual and a BA in Media and Cultural Studies, both from Federal Fluminense University, where she wrote an awarded thesis on Latin American post-porn, “Sin porno no hay posporno: body, excess and ambivalence in Latin America (2015)”, which will be published in 2019.
|Amor com a cidade||Coletivo Pornô Clown||Brazil|
|Amoramor||Edgar De Santo||Argentina|
|Boda Negra||La Bala Rodriguez||México|
|Chivo Expiatorio||Jorge Hernán Arce, Tina PIT||Colombia|
|E se eles abrem a porta||Lu Hiroshi||Brazil|
|El Sexorcismo de Aily Habibi||Aily Habibi, Taís Lobo||Argentina/Brazil|
|Esto Es Chile||Colectivo Subporno||Chile|
|Ideologia||Felipe Rivas San Martin||Chile|
|Manifiesto Gordx||Constanzx Alvarez (Missogina), Samuel Hidalgo||Chile|
|Maternidad Obligatória||Nadia Granados (La Fulminante)||Colombia|
|Menstruantes||Joyce Jandette, Alejandra ‘la Bala’ Rodríguez||México|
|Popoxexeca||Ruth Steyer, Ioanna Pappou||México/Brazil|
|Sucktion 014||Héctor Acuña||Peru|
ALL THE BABES
It takes a village to raise a perv. We are taught to believe that sex is a two person thing that happens behind closed doors; in fact, sex, like everything else, is social, and we rely on others for our sense of pleasure, our sense of humour and our sense of self. These shorts explore sex in all its collective glory, whether that be the trusty threesome, ritualistic gang-bangs, tinder-fuelled sexcapades or people coming together to discuss their sexuality and their work. These shorts prove that the more fingers, bodies, asses and mouths, the merrier!
|Biodildo 2.0||Christian Slaugther||Germany|
|Fluídos Sudakas||Fluídos Sudakas||Germany|
|Fucking Mystic Gangbang Orgy||Courtney Trouble||USA|
|Look At Me||Patrick G. Lee & Marco Alessi||USA/UK|
|The Tinder Challenge||Paulita Pappel||Germany|
|XXI (Twenty One)||Vesania and Patrício Rodríguez||Chile|
Why be such a bore and limit yourself to just the human body? This collection ranges from hilariously weird fantasy freakery via glitchy cybernetic constructions to profound art meditations on the limits of human biology. Genitals that you can change at your whim or that detach from your body and escape, alien boxes with surprisingly human tongues, bodies that melt end meld into each other – it’s a veritable smorgasbord of the outer limits of sexual imagination.
|∞||Benjamin Sebastian, Matteo Cortés||UK/Colombia|
|A is for Aliens||Cybee Bloss||Germany|
|Flowing Under||Orlando Myxx||UK|
|L-UV-E||Katy Bit and Theo Meow||Germany|
|No Pasa Mas||Wincy Oyarce||Chile|
|Oops Oh my||Decolonial Killjoy||Austria|
|The End||Noel Alejandro||Germany|
|The OH Files: Digital Genitals||AORTA Films||USA|
|The OH Files: Millk Burlesque||AORTA Films||USA|
Subversive Spanking Porn
Pandora/Blake is one of the most well-known and respected names on the scene – and also our 2018 guest of honour! Activist, producer, performer and thorough perv, they will be taking us on a retrospective journey through over seven years of creating some of the best ethical porn around and discussing some of the key issues confronting the porn scene today.
With excerpts from; Liberated Ladies of the Jazz Age,
My Lady’s Pleasure, The New Governess, Negotiation, Sadistic Nurse, The Beastmaster, Houseboy and
Ariel’s Backlash Caning
Screening & Talk
We’re not taking it lying down
Time to rise up! Britain’s draconian censorship laws – made even worse with the addition of unsafe, data-mining age checks this year – are hitting hard against the queer porn scene. That makes our whole festival a political protest at its core, but this programme zooms in on films that directly deal with the politics of porn itself. Channeling sex workers’ realities, challenges to the hegemony of commercial porn and raucous pornoanarchic protests, this a call to join us and take on the censorship laws head-on!
|Amateurs Professionnels EP3||Fred W Dewitt and Carmina||France|
|First period||Courtney Trouble||USA|
|Fuck the Fascism in Rome||Maria Basura||Chile/Italy|
|Of Flesh & Love||Paul Salvatori||Canada|
|Pizza Roles||Danny Tayara and Ari Chivukula||Canada|
|Ritual and Worship||Morgana Muses||Australia/Germany|
|Thirst for Revenge||Maria Basura and Jorge Benavides||Chile|
|Trump N’ Dump||I. Que Grande||USA|
|Yes Campaign||Ms Naughty||Australia|
Practical Stuff, that might be good to know before you arrive to a screening:
- Films Start the time stated, most film programmes have Q & A with Film Makers or participants.
- After each screening and q & a, we all need to clear out space and get ready for next screening as soon as possible.
- You can ONLY see the film program you have ticket for!
- Curfew for Online ticket sales are at 12.00 each day of the screening. After this you can buy tickets at the door. Cash ONLY!
- The Horse Hospital have a bar open serving drinks, but no food. Plenty of places in the area for Food and nibbles.
Access: The Horse Hospital is wheelchair accessible to an extent. However, accessible toilet facilities are only available off the main site. Read a thorough review of the accessibility of the site here: http://www.thehorsehospital.com/about/visiting/accessibility/
All filmmakers, as part of the submission process, have been asked to supply both audio description and subtitles for all their films. Audio description listening equipment will be available on request during the screening.
Festival screenings will be held at The Horse Hospital in central London. Support Independent Venues!
WORKSHOPS DURING THE FESTIVAL
please note that all workshops are held at All Hallows Church, 1 Pepper Street, London, SE1 0PE
DIY Porn, Facilitated by Pandora / Blake
Whether it’s for distribution or simply for your own pleasure, creating your own DIY porn can be a way to empower and nurture yourself. Express yourself, enjoy your body, embrace your sexuality, and have fun! Do you want to see more porn that is queer, feminist, trans-positive, fat-positive, age-positive, ethnically diverse, or that features your exact kinks? Porn is political, so be the change you want to see in the world. This will be an hour-long talk and screening followed by Q&As, aiming to leave you with ideas and enthusiasm for shooting your own homemade porn.
Workshop length approx 90 minutes
FUCK THE FASCISM CONSPIRACY GATHERING
Fuck the Fascism is an anti-colonialist, porno-terrorist film project, exposing the truth about monuments that glorify genocide, tyranny and slavery – through the direct action of raping the stone bodies, the way they raped countries and people! With episodes already shot in Berlin, Paris and Rome, now it’s time to come conspire on how to take the porno-terrorism to the streets of London.
In an open workshop talk, founders Maria Basura and Jorge Benavides introduce the project to the audience, show previous episodes and share their experiences on the shootings. What kind of episode could we shoot in London? And why porn – what does porn films and colonial history have in common?
Workshop length approx 90 mins
Price for this is £10/£12 But, No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 2018
|12.00||WS DIY Porn||WS Fuck the Fascism|
|15.00||Internal Energy||Local Heros||All the Babes|
|17.30||Devourables||Transhuman Romp||Internal Energy|
|20.00||Opening GALA, Local Heros||Latin America Post-Porn||Subversive Spanking Porn||Devourables|
|22.30||All the Babes||We’re Not Taking it Lying Down|
|Xtra||PARTY, FMAS at RVT**|
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