the program


Submissions of films and videos in the categories World of porn, porn visions, special programs and competition in the genres of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. Submissions can be made also for papers, photos, performances, installations and workshops.


There will be four Jury Director's Awards for a national or international production of a gay or lesbian hardcore Digital Video up to 10 minutes in length of any genre, sponsored by Blue Movie, GMfilms, Wurstfilm and Konkursbuchverlag.


Spotlights presents distinguished filmmakers who have explored filmmaking and sexual expressions in their fields. This year's focus will highlight two wellknown filmmakers, Maria Beatty and Todd Verow. Both have been working as independent filmmakers and producers of films and videos with sexual explicit images since many years and have been shown both national and internationally at festivals and other events. The festival is proud to have both as guests attending the festival to introdice their work and give some lectures to share their experiences.

World of Porn:

This section will introduce you to both highlights from pornoland and art house porn. Please feel free to discover seduction and obsessions in high quality from all over the world.


Visions from the underground of sexual pleaures. The avantgarde of experimental filmmaking is presented in its highest quality. Visions from new, young talented filmmakers will be shown to a daring audience capable to endure the highest form of sexual pleasures.

Dutch Pearls:

In collaboration with Holland Film Festival, the Netherlands Filmmuseum and Holland Film Promotion we are happy to present innovative films from the early Seventies to recent days dealing with the dutch approach on sex. Paul Verhoeven's classic "Turkish Delights" will be shown as well as Ian Kerkhoff controversial "Shabana Elogy" or Cyris Frisch's exploitative films.


The festival will feature several panel discussions on relevant topics with experts on sex. More info to come.


There will be a number of workshops conducted by creators of porn: Bridge Markland, Frl. Rottenmeier, Matthias Grimme, Petra Joy, Paula Rosengarthen, Girlswholikeporno, LeeRoy, Christina Wons, Maxime Cervulle, Laura Méritt, Manuela Kay and Vaginal Davis.


The will be a photographic exhibition of works by Andreas Fux, Berlin; Bruce LaBruce, Toronto; Richard Kern, New York; Maria Cyber, Athen; Anja Weber, Berlin, Emilie Jouvet, Paris; Christina Wons, Berlin; Nan Goldin, New York; Charles Gatewood, San Francisco, Henning von Berg, Berlin/L.A.