3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin 22.-26.10.2008

4. PornfilmfestivalBerlin 2009 – new blog !!!!!

You will find the new blog here:

http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de/pff/

Reviews: Disorientations.com is Travis Jeppesen – Katharina Klewinghaus

Posted in reviews, Trashbacks by assistant2008 on October 31, 2008

Science of Horror

Science of Horror

Katharina Klewinghaus at 3. Porn Film Festival Berlin

As someone who was addicted to slasher films as a child in the 1980s, and who went on to read a ton of feminist and queer theory at university in the 1990s, I’ve long been fascinated with the contradictory ways that women and sex are portrayed in the horror genre. It is a subject that has fascinated academics throughout the last decade, as well, and one that’s been in dire need of a documentary treatment for some time. Now, thanks to Katharina Klewinghaus, star of Bruce LaBruce’s new film Otto; or, Up with Dead People!, that documentary has arrived: Science of Horror, which was screened this weekend at the Porn Film Festival.

Klewinghaus had the savvy to bring together some of the more well known directors of the horror genre, as well as a range of writers and academics who have illuminated the subject through their work. While you might not agree with all of the arguments being put forth, Klewinghaus never appears to take sides and none of the points ever seem belabored – a sign of great filmmaking. Considering that this is Klewinghaus’s first feature, this is quite an impressive feat.

Women were largely relegated to one of two roles in the strictly codified proceedings of the horror film – the studious virgin/hero or the party-harty whore/victim. If I have one minor criticism of the film, it is that the (largely male) filmmakers interviewed failed to address the topic of gender. While they were eager to speak about the function of sex in the films – drawing comparisons to the language of pornography – it would have been interesting to hear their thoughts on the function of gender. Were they conscious of what they were doing in relegating the role of women in their filmic universes, or were their values so engrained in the cultural climate of America in the 1980s, wherein the moral majority was forcing its “family values” propaganda on the population, that they felt it necessary to reinforce these values through their art?

That aside, Science of Horror is one of the most intriguing documentaries I’ve seen this year.

http://disorientations.com/

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Pressemitteilung vom 29.10.08 – 3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin am Sonntag erfolgreich zu Ende gegangen – Die Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger

Posted in competition/Wettbewerb, Info, pressemitteilung by assistant2008 on October 30, 2008

PRESSEMITTEILUNG vom 29.10.2008
3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin 2008
22.-26.10 2008
in den Kinos Moviemento, Eiszeit & Xenon

3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin am Sonntag erfolgreich zu Ende gegangen -
Die Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger

Nach 5 Tagen voller aufregender, erotischer, überraschender und innovativer Filme aus aller Welt ist am Sonntag, den 26.10.2008 das 3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin 2008 zu Ende gegangen. Insgesamt 2.800 Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauer sahen die insgesamt 105 Lang- und Kurzfilme des Festivalprogramms in den Berliner Festivalkinos Moviemento, Eiszeit und Xenon. Zu den Vorstellungen erschienen zudem mehr als 50 Gäste (RegisseurInnen, ProduzentInnen, DarstellerInnen) und weitere 100 akkreditierte JournalistInnen und FestivalorganisatorInnen aus aller Welt. Weitere 2000 Besucher konnten wir in unserer Nachtbar begrüßen, die jeden Abend im Anschluss an das Kinoprogramm eine bunte Mischung aus künstlerischen und musikalischen Performances anbot.
Im Rahmen der feierlichen Abschlussveranstaltung am Sonntagabend im Moviemento-Kino wurden die zwei Preise des Festivals vergeben. Eine Jury, bestehend aus den Filmschaffenden Manon des Gryeux (Paris), Charles Lum (New York) und Susanne Sachsse (Berlin) vergab den Preis des Internationalen Kurzfilmwettbewerbs, und Festivalgründer und Kurator Jürgen Brüning selbst vergab erstmals den maleflixxx.tv Award an den besten schwulen Film des Festivals.
Die Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger des 3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin 2008:

Internationaler Kurzfilmwettbewerb

Passion For Football (Passión por el Futbol)
Spain, 2006, 13 minutes, Rut Suso & Maria Pavón
Statement der Jury des Internationalen Kurzfilmwettbewerbs:

Charles Lum, New York, Filmemacher
Manon des Gryeux, Paris, Filmemacherin & Photographin
Susanne Sachsse, Berlin, Schauspielerin
“Wegen seines heißen, Tabu brechenden GIRLS T-ROOM SEX, wegen seines meisterhaften Sounddesigns und Musikeinsatzes, wegen seiner natürlichen, aber erregenden Darstellung, die zu einem überraschenden und humorvollen Ende führt, das Fußball und seine Fans nicht lächerlich macht, wählte die Jury Passion For Football zum Gewinner des Internationalen Kurzfilmwettbewerbs 2008.”
maleflixxx.tv Award:

Claudette
Switzerland, 2007, 63 minutes, Sylvie Cachin
Die Hauptdarstellerin Claudette bereicherte das Festival mit ihrer Anwesenheit, und der Film der Regisseurin Sylvie Cachin zeigte das Portrait einer unermüdlichen Kämpferin für die sexuellen Selbstbestimmungsrechte jedes Menschen jenseits festgelegter Genderkategorien und sexueller Orientierung.

Danksagungen

Der Dank des Festivalteams gilt all unseren Gästen und Zuschauern, die erneut dafür gesorgt haben, dass das PornfilmfestivalBerlin auch im dritten Jahr in einer so freundlichen wie inspirierenden, so kreativen wie kommunikativen Atmosphäre stattfinden konnte. Ferner danken wir all unseren Sponsoren, Kooperations- und Medienpartnern sowie den vielen ehrenamtlichen Helferinnen und Helfern, ohne die das Festival nicht hätte stattfinden können.
Eine Auswahl von Photos kann via office@pornfilmfestivalberlin.de angefordert werden.

Das PornfilmfestivalBerlin auf Youtube – German

Posted in Info, youtube by assistant2008 on October 30, 2008

SiegessäuleTV: Alles Porno? Das 3. Pornfilmfestival Berlin


We don’t do Porn(festival)

Posted in film programme, Info by assistant2008 on October 13, 2008

We don’t do Porn(festival)

About films that are not in the festival

The Porn Film Festival is called so, because we like to say things as they are. Although many films in the festival aren’t even porn in the traditional sense. However we knew all along that the p-word in the title wouldn’t bring a mass audience to the festival. But the bluntness allows a target audience to go for it and be surprised about all the things that we think porn can be today.
Much to our surprise though, was the fact that the p-word is also a big “no no” for filmmakers and producers, even if their films are pornographic or deal with the porn-industry.
The selection committee was thrilled to be able to see some very interesting, witty and creative approaches in these films and was sure our festival would be the perfect stage to present this work. But apparently the maker, sales agents and marketing people disagreed.

For example we would have loved to show Australian feature film “The Band”, which combines the means of a feature film with explicit sex scenes and on top, being made from a female perspective by director Anna Brownfield. But the filmmaker had other plans with it.

Even though the documentary “Stalags – Holocaust and Pornography in Israel” by Ari Libsker has got the word “pornography” in its title the filmmaker refused to be connected in any way with a porn film festival. Sad, because we planned to put it as a centerpiece of the festival in order to discuss the very controversy issue of Nazi-terror-porn being popular in Israel, especially amongst former concentration-camp inmates.

Porn in the title and nothing else in the content we found in the German documentary “9 to 5 days of Porn” by Jens Hoffmann. This very revealing look behind the scenes of the porn industry worldwide would have been perfect for the festival, but the producers decided to rather compete with many other documentaries for other more mainstream festivals.

The story of the notorious swinger club Plato in New York and the excessive sex parties of straight couples in the 70ies and 80ies – inspired by the gay men’s sex culture of the time – as told in the interesting documentary “American Swing” would have been interesting to our audience, we thought. The filmmakers Matthew Kaufman and Jon Hart however preferred to offer it to other festivals.

And finally one documentary with one of the highest artistic qualities “Jan Saudek” about the Czech photographer also didn’t want to be part of our festival. Although it portrays the rebellious and challenging work of the erotic photographer Jan Saudek the filmmakers didn’t feel that the message of the films is anyhow obligating and were offering it to other festivals instead.

We can only express our deep regret about all these missed opportunities and wish to express our highest gratitude to all those who are not only making non-mainstream and daring, challenging films but also show these at festivals with the same goal.

The curators of the 3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin

PornfilmfestivalBerlin 20 minutes on Youtube….

Posted in Info, youtube by assistant2008 on October 8, 2008

Youtube has censured this…. ;-)

Visit http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de/08e-festivalinfo.html to see the trailer ;-)

Night Bar

Posted in night bar / Nachtbar by assistant2008 on October 2, 2008

NIGHT BAR
Poster NachtbarDuring the festival we have a special programme of live performances, DJs and VJs in our fabulous night bar at the former supermarket TEK-MER Kreuzberg, Adalbertstrasse 9 in 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg (U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor U1, U8, Bus Oranienstrasse M29). Your host will be Lazlo Pearlman.

22.10., 23:00
Soundtrack opening film “Bad Luck Bettys”
DJ That Fucking Sara (Copenhagen/Berlin)

That Fucking SaraThat Fucking Sara started djing in 1994 in Denmark. Since that she was involved with many different venues and events including a dance theatre in London, various squats in Zurich, an after-party for Erasure, an art opening for Obey, numerous street parades and small dark clubs, a whole slew of gay parties and plenty of other happy fests where it’s been possible for her to share her collection of ghetto bass, electro and Italo disco records.

Performance Lazlo Pearlman (London)

Lazlo PearlmanLazlo Pearlman, finalist in the Erotic Awards for Performance Artist of the Year, is a London based GenderBent, GenderQueer, Female-To-Male Trrrranny Burlesque, Vaudeville, Fetish, Porno and Cabaret performer, song stylist, director and teacher whose twenty year body of work is often but not always based on the fact that he used to be a girl…

DJ Snax (USA/Berlin)

DJ SnaxSnax is an American born electronic soul artist residing in Berlin, Germany. His various musical endeavors in the US and Europe have included co-founding Captain Comatose, and releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums and many singles. He is well known for his heavily funky production style and dynamic stage and DJ gigs. Under the moniker Tony Amherst, Snax has also produced avant-garde soundtracks for gay film production company Cazzo and many others.

DJ Licentious (New York)

DJ Licentious“It is not unusual for me to see people having sex on the dance floor during my sets” DJ Licentious is the name associated with the sexiest music sets known on the planet earth! His ability to seduce even the most glamorous crowds of NYC with his ooze of sounds ranging from disco and industrial to trip-hop and tribal make him a man without equal. His music influences range from Throbbing Gristle, Kraftwerk, Insane Clown Posse, Hirsute Pursuit all the way to Dolly Parton. Mixing and mashing with a pulsating beat. If you’re looking for a standard night of House Music, don’t cum. If you want a set of music that will make you cum and cum again, DJ Licentious is the one to jump on.

23.10., 22:00

Super 8 screening Molly Shanker (Berlin)

Molly ShankerMolly Shanker presents a special selection from her archives of 70s super 8 porn. Trashy hard core shorts in funky settings, with silly story lines and lots of real pubic hair! Includes cinematic gems by King of Porn Lasse Braun.

Screening “Schwarzwald”

Schwarzwald S T X

USA, 2007, 40 minutes, Richard Kimmel, English original version

Schwarzwald
Starring Buck Angel, the world famous female-to-male transsexual porn star, and featuring a cast of performance artists, nightclub personalities, exhibitionists, fetishists and over 5,000 leather clad dancers, the movie captures – for the first time on film – the transformative powers of all male gay dance rituals as exemplified by New York City’s 28 year old Black Party. Stylistically, it combines elements of Grimm’s fairy tales as interpreted by Disney, German Expressionist silent films, the modern documentary, and “arty” porn filtered through heavy use of Jungian allegorical archetypes. The film is scored to a continuous dance mix and intended to take audiences on a phantasmagorical trip. It’s a new step in a long tradition of underground queer cinema as a leader in the evolution of the cinematic art form.

DJ Metzgerei Schnitzlbaumer (Berlin)

DJ Metzgerei SchnitzlbaumerMetzgerei Schnitzlbaumer butchers dirty bastard electro. For her a good set of electronic music needs exactly 20 % of singalong – and 100% of straight, hard beats. She rips up that bass and makes you dance like she does. Coz the Metzgerei works as a Gesamtkunstwerk. The console is her stage and she is the live wire in the machinery. A bundle of energy that loves performances, plays all over Europe and lives in Berlin.

Performance Louise de Ville (Paris)

Louise de VilleLouise de Ville scandalizes stages across Europe, performing regularly as a femme, king, and everything in between. She sees gender as performance and plays with stereotype: both honoring and twisting traditional femininity as well as exploring her masculine side and all aspects of her sexuality. She is pleased to be returning to the Festival, with her special mix of naughty and nice!

DJ Tina Pornflakes (Milan)

DJ Tina PornflakesTina Pornflakes is co-founder of the Queer-Crew Pornflakes in Milan.

http://www.myspace.com/pornflakesqueercrew

DJ Simon Wallis (London)

DJ Simon WallisDJ Simon Wallis has been playing on the gay scene in London for over eight years. Current residencies include the world renowned fetish club “Hard On”, where Simon is often seen playing in just his boots! Simon also plays at the underground naked party “Stark Bollock Naked” at London’s Hoist gay fetish club. His sound is best described as thumpin, pumpin uplifting, vocal, sexy house.

24.10., 23:00
DJ Prisce de Cockroach (London)

DJ PrisceDJ Prisce (London) is coming back 2 kick your ass.

Concert Azukita (Argentinia)

AzukitaSee how Azukita – the mythic cult trio from Buenos Aires – tries to fit its elektropop performance into the conventions of the horror film fictional world. This world that has for a main goal to release our most repressed – sexual – fantasies through fear. But Azukita’s desires are absolutely unrepressed and chaotic. And so the show will very soon become a splatter orgy from the screen onto the stage, a sambatronik pop performance of no limits and no boundaries. You can’t miss it!

Azukita’s Sugar Horror Show: “Jason vs. All”; Tatiana Saphir: Vocals, Performance; Min Ko: Vocals, Perfomance; Santiago Blaum: Vocals, Programming, Horror video; Pablo Derka: Video animations.

DJs Carniscelte (Bologna)

DJ Carni ScelteCarniscelte believe that sex isn’t only suitable for private bedrooms, gloomy darkrooms or staged porno shows. Come and try the rapturous delight of an orgasm that strikes you while dancing naked or playing with friends, come and join Carniscelte in its exploration of public sexuality as a medium to share pleasure and to spread cheerfulness in an atmosphere of friendship and brotherhood.

25.10., 23:00
DJ Mz Sunday Luv (Montreal/Paris)

DJ Mz Sunday LuvMz Sunday Luv is a versatile young performer from Canada, Greece and now France. A mixture of 20′s sex siren, 50′s vamp, 80′s punk rocker-boi and futuristic Euro-American street rebel. She plays with gender, fire, live music and vinyl from one continent to another. She is a professional body piercer, well-known live musician and DJ in radio, clubs and public events.

Performance Mouse (London)

MousseThis is a fishy tale – featuring a sexual sea creature from the deepest darkest waters of an East London pond. Behold a very naughty, naughty mermaid who likes to play with goldfish, inserting them in various places and filling her arse with water whilst dancing to drum and bass …her pussy smells of the ocean… come and have a smell …cum and have a closer look… IF YOU DARE.

Performance The Fisting Club (Paris)

A hard core performance with Wendy Delorme & Judy Minx, directed by Shu Lea Cheang.

“The Fisting Club” appropriates 8 rules from “Fight Club” and makes fisting sex a participatory performance spectacle.

Wendy DelormeFisting, the ultimate sexual ecstasy, performed live, takes the theater audience on a vaginal spin to climax on female ejaculation.

The 8 rules for FISTING CLUB

1st rule, you do not talk about fisting club

2nd rule, you do not talk about fisting club

3rd rule, someone yells WENDY, fisting is over

4th rule, only two gals to fist

5th rule, one fist at a time

6th rule, no knickers, no sneakers

7th rule, fisting would go on as long as they have to

8th rule, if this is your first fisting club, you have to fist

Judy MinxJudy Minx is a 19-year-old French porn actress. She is also, among other things, a sex-performer, sex-educator, and queer / feminist / sex-positive activist. The porn websites she has worked for range from hardcore mainstream Explicite-Art, to softcore artsy Nakedby, to queer political NoFauxxx.

Wendy Delorme is an author (of a queer novel, a femme manifesto and a short guide about safer BDSM sex) and a sex performer & educator, regularly performs at the European queer porn festivals, hosts sex education workshops with Louis(e) de Ville about safer sex, female ejaculation, fisting, BDSM, …). In 2004 she took part in the first French queer porn feature “One Night Stand” by Émilie Jouvet.

Shu Lea CheangShu Lea Cheang, artist, conceptualist, filmmaker, works in net-based installation, out-genre performance, social interface and film / digital fantasia. In 2008, she led a workshop / performance “EXPLICIT EXPRESS – I am you are high on MILK” for Feminismopornopunk (curated by Beatriz Preciado) at Arteleku, Spain.

DJ Khan (Berlin)

DJ KhanHe who never rests… with heart and blood and beats and laptop. First of Finland, then Cologne. New York, where he produced a twelve inch a week for three years in the 90′s, Mexico and, now, Berlin. Born Can Oral, raised in Frankfurt, of Turkish-Finnish extraction. On signing to indie rock label Matador Records, he decided to create a “living persona”. And so, “Khan” was given flesh and blood and offered up a sacrament of sex and techno to counter the faceless sterility of dance music.

DJ Metzgerei Schnitzlbaumer (Berlin)

DJ Metzgerei SchnitzlbaumerMetzgerei Schnitzlbaumer butchers dirty bastard electro. For her a good set of electronic music needs exactly 20 % of singalong – and 100% of straight, hard beats. She rips up that bass and makes you dance like she does. Coz the Metzgerei works as a Gesamtkunstwerk. The console is her stage and she is the live wire in the machinery. A bundle of energy that loves performances, plays all over Europe and lives in Berlin.

26.10., 23:00
DJ MissLuna (Barcelona)

DJ MissLunaIn 1999, MissLuna had her first contact with Technics turntables. With an unstoppable addiction to vinyl… at any opportunity… whether afterparty or friends establishment, house party or major club…Luna plays. She started with Techno vinyls of her friends, she changed them for the ElectroHouse movement in London and she ended up staying with the most minimalist sounds of the current electronic scene. At the moment she lives in Barcelona.

Performance Brent & Skunk (London)

Performance Brent & SkunkBrent and Skunk are no strangers to the hardcore fetish scene, they have worked for many porn companies and always enjoy their work. They met on a porn shoot and quickly started doing live performances together. They really enjoy doing their shows, especially when there is some audience participation. Usually their performances get wet and sticky. Come see and touch them.

DJ Rosario (Barcelona)

DJ RosarioIt is definitely something that everybody likes about DJ Rosario’s sets: Her skill to always amaze us in her electrohouse sessions – where she goes from the most actual hit to one of those electropop oldies that touches not only the heart of a few ones, in a perfect mix of several styles and musical ages.

DJs Scream Club (Olympia)

DJs Scream ClubScream Club, the Electro Sex Hop Hip Pop Punk Rock Arty Glam Rap Duo from Olympia, WA, is two freaky white rapper chicks stopping hearts everywhere. They collaborated with the likes of Beth Ditto (GOSSIP), Peaches and Busdriver. Tonight they are gonna dj their favourite music for us.

The Nachtbar is managed and curated by Ena Schnitzlbaumer.
© Fotos PornfilmfestivalBerlin

Workshop 3

Posted in workshops by assistant2008 on October 2, 2008

25.10.2008, 12:00 – 14:00, Fee 25 Euro ( http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de )
What Does Feminist Porn Look Like?
(in English)
Audacia Ray, New York

Audacia RayIn the last few years, feminist, independent, queer, and alt pornographies have become a visible and viable part of the adult industry, to the excitement of many porn fans, performers, and producers. But there are still a lot of arguments about whether or not porn can be feminist and ethical, and what exactly that looks like.
In this workshop, we’ll deconstruct the meaning of feminist porn and then try to put it back together again in photos and a video that will be produced during the session. We’ll evaluate some examples of sexual media and discuss whether or not they are feminist, and how to tell whether or not they are ethically produced. Then, we’ll set up a scene with a live model (the workshop leader!) and experiment with shooting in a feminist and ethical way. Will what we make challenge assumptions about feminism and porn? Is it possible to make images by ethical and feminist producers look different than other images?
Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and come prepared to shoot either stills or video. Amateurs are more than welcome!
Audacia Ray will be serving as both workshop leader and muse for the media produced during the session. She is the editor of Village Voice sexuality blog NakedCity.com, director and producer of the award-winning porn film “The Bi Apple”, author of the book “Naked on the Internet”, and a (mostly) retired model and sex worker.

INFOS:
Number of participants: 20 (Women & Men)
Workshop Fee: 25 Euro
Location: WirrWarr
Registration via email to office@pornfilmfestivalberlin.de

workshop 2

Posted in workshops by assistant2008 on October 2, 2008

25.10.2008, 15:00 – 18:00, Fee 25 Euro (http:www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de)
Bondage Workshop
(in German)
Matthias T. J. Grimme, Hamburg – Japanische Bondage/Shibari

Matthias Grimme
Introduction to Japanese bondage including basic knots, bondage of upper and lower body, securing a suspension rope, health and safety.

INFOS:
Number of participants: 20 (Women & Men)
Workshop Fee: 25 Euro
Location: WirrWarr
Registration via email to office@pornfilmfestivalberlin.de

Special event

Posted in special events by assistant2008 on October 2, 2008

Bleu Blanc Rose e.V. presents: (http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de)
Wendy Delorme
Reading, from the novel “Quatrième génération” (The fourth Generation)
In French and German
KaCoSónia
SLAMusic
French-German electro poetry a cappella
23.10., 20:00, WirrWarr, Eintritt 5/3 Euro

Wendy Delorme + KaCoSóniaMore than “just” a novel, Quatrième Génération is a smart, sensitive, hilarious and poetic queer feminist manifesto, published in France by Editions Grasset in 2007. In this book, a young, lucid and ironic female narrator tells us the tale of queer love and four generations of women in her family, all considered “crazy”.

Wendy Delorme is a French writer who likes to tell her sex life, make up sex stories, undress in public and do public sex. She believes in pornography to save the world.
www.myspace.com/wendydelorme
www.myspace.com/quatriemegeneration

KaCoSónia is the french spokenword artist of Berlin, and as a poet possesses a veritable word pulping machine in her head. With sensuality, verbal dexterity, dark humour, a fiery temperament and an infectious delight in wordplay, this perfom-writer gives us food for thought on our bodies and cities, gender and sexuality, appearance and reality… and leaves no one unmoved. She wrote two books of short stories published in France by Editions Au Diable Vauvert.
www.celinerobinet.com
www.myspace.com/kacosonia

Bleu Blanc Rose e.V. is a french-german lesbian-gay-bi-trans organization from Berlin.
www.myspace.com/wirrwarrspace
www.bleublancrose.com

film programme

Posted in film programme by assistant2008 on October 2, 2008

The themes of our film programme: ( http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de )

feature films A-Z
short films A-Z
documentaries A-Z
opening night film
closing night film
directors in focus
spectrum asia
SplatterPornSpecial
behind closed doors
guided sex?
lesbian vampires
jack wrangler – a legend in porn

Lectures

Posted in lectures / vorträge by assistant2008 on October 2, 2008

LECTURES

Lecture with film clips (in English)
23.10., 18:30, Eiszeit 2
“The Privacy Of Porn: All Is Intimate, Nothing Is True”
Stephan Wolf, Wuppertal

Stephan Wolf
Etymology claims that porn means to talk about whores and prostitution. In this sense we’re reaching out for off-topic levels as we focus on private porn (almost an oxymoron, don’t you think?). Never mind if private porn protagonists get some allowances for their contributions, or if “private porn” is less (or even more) porn than mere conventional products – to be or not to be … the one you are, that’s the question (from the “private” actor’s POV). Truth, but a deceiving one, authenticity, but a false one, all intimacy – ruined? What is left of “private” when there’s a camera around, some director or even some emcee to conduct? We may draw nonpoint lines of demarcation between private and public, between un-, semi- and commercial – and discard them again: From pure talking about the unspeakable (own) sexlife (“Herzfeuer”), the discovery of everybody’s living room as a commercially fertile niche (Harry S. Morgan), some would-be new approaches to gain viewing pleasure by the exposure of personality (Erika Lust), to the online excrescences of sites like “Beautiful Agony” or “yuvutu”. Freedom for all – or just another reflex on industrial products? A broadening of porn territory – as, all in all, no differences are to be seen anymore anyway? My assumption: with the call for “action” all intimacy, even authenticity, escapes the set. But – perhaps we disclose hidden hints for some antitheses together?
Stephan Wolf studied film theory and media science; master thesis: “Recent Porn Tendencies: the Visibility of Female Lust” (1998). As freelance journalist he published several articles about porn over the years, with special focus on its distribution and marketing (e.g. “www.sex.com. Porn-industry as the Cutting Edge for Online Marketeers”, Promotion Business, WA-Verlag, Cologne). He recently released his (part-porn) novel, “Miss_Mut” (“Dis_Pleasure”) as Wolf von Wark.

Lecture with film clips (in German)
25.10., 20:30, Moviemento 3
“Vampire, Zombies, Mumien und andere Sex-Monster. Über die Vermischung von Pornografie und Horrorfilm”
Stefan Höltgen, Bonn

Stefan HöltgenSeit den 1970er Jahren, also der Blütezeit des Pornofilms, hat es immer wieder Versuche gegeben, diesen mit anderen Filmgenres zu kreuzen. Neben zumeist Kriminalfilm- und Thriller-Hybriden sind es vor allem Horrorstoffe, die besonders häufig in erzählenden Pornofilmen zu finden sind. Der Vortrag versucht einen Blick auf einige Vertreter dieser Horror-Porno-Hybride zu werfen und dabei vor allem die Monsterfilme, in sich denen die klassischen Figuren des Horrorkinos unversehens in Pornotopia wiederfinden, vorzustellen. Im Zentrum steht die Frage: Was haben die Monster und der Sex als filmische Phänomene gemeinsam und warum ist ihr Aufeinandertreffen im Pornofilm so überaus plausibel?
Stefan Höltgen (Jahrgang 1971) studierte zwischen 1996 und 2000 Germanistik, Philosophie, Soziologie und Medienwissenschaften an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Seit 2003 lebt und arbeitet er in Bonn als freier Journalist und betreibt dort ein Dissertationsprojekt zu “Medien- und Gewaltdiskursen im authentischen Serienmörderfilm” an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn. Neben Buchpublikationen und Herausgeberschaften schreibt er regelmäßig Kritiken, Rezensionen und Artikel für Magazine und Zeitschriften wie epd Film, Der Schnitt, telepolis, IASL u. a. Seit 2001 gibt er das Magazin F.LM – Texte zum Film heraus und betreibt seit 2003 das kulturwissenschaftliche Internetforum www.filmforen.de.

Lecture with film programme (in English)
24.10., 18:30, Eiszeit 2
“There First. Presenting The “Slavesex” And “Pain” Movie Series”
Sergio Messina, Rome

There First.It’s very easy to be kinky in 2008: there are clubs, associations and dungeons for rent; there’s an ample and very varied filmography, covering just about any kink you can imagine; there are websites to educate and entertain you, made by real practitioners for genuinely interested people. But there was a time, not long ago, in the eighties, in which being into very intense kinds of love, like BDSM or extreme fetishes, was very much a niche thing, when fetish cinema was very underground.
Porno at the time was mostly fiction-based, it had a plot and – unfortunately – actual acting bits. The editing, and sometimes dubbing, was often so extreme (and blatantly unlikely) that it was hard to get any feel for the situation: lousy dialogue, genital close ups, screams, the customary cumshot (not yet facial) and little else. Some German producers, like Dino, sometimes inserted some different action (like anal, pissing, or light BDSM) in mainstream features just to spice things up.
Two of the first widely distributed BDSM series, “Slavesex” and “Pain”, were in German, and mostly featured a couple, plus occasionally someone else. Their screen names were Anita, or Anita Feller, or Martina S (for Sklavin), and Master Günther. It’s very difficult to gather information about dates, but I believe it was in the early eighties. These movies were radically different from anything else on the market at that time, as far as I can tell. They had no music but strictly live sound, little or no editing, almost no close-ups but much wider angles; they weren’t shot on movie sets but in what looked like a well equipped dungeon. The people weren’t “actors”, and you could tell right away: which porn actress would be hanged by her tits – and look like she’s into it? The movies obviously showed a dynamic, a relationship, and an action that would probably happen even if the camera wasn’t there. The shooting style was more documentaristic than porno, and it would occasionally zoom in to capture faces, not crotches. The overall package, from the stark boxes to the bare credits and the abrupt ends, smelled like underground, although it was very obvious that these people weren’t post-punks, didn’t listen to heavy metal or wear rubber in public: they were very much into BDSM, but regular people otherwise.
It’s hard to calculate the impact of these films on the BDSM scene, but I believe it’s huge. At the time, this was the only credible BDSM one could see in action, comfortably at home, even in smaller towns; and if it’s true that porno educates (or miseducates) people about sex, this is ten times true for the so called “niche porno”. So one could guess that they showed first what BDSM (and more) was about to a large number of people in the world (including myself).
Anita / Martina then moved on to a brief but very varied solo career, appearing in quite a few German and Dutch productions during the second half of the 80s / early 90s (again, it’s very hard to gather information on dates). She never did straight porn thou: her parts were always fetish, or outright kinky. Sometimes extremely so. There are movies, both in the “Slavesex/Pain” series and in other productions, in which she performs things that probably had never been filmed before (including genuine tears and kisses on the cheeks – unheard of in porno), and some of those performances still hold as extreme after so many years (eons, if you consider the digital revolution). But this lady had class to burn, a style which to me is still unsurpassed today; at times she did look kinky, very extreme, even way over the top, but never gross or sloppy, or even nasty: she looked extra natural, just the way it should be. This woman’s filmography reads like a history of alternative sexuality of the last 15 years – but 15 years before.
The two films presented here belong to the early “Slavesex/Pain” series. They are shown as an example of seminal porno, as amazing films in their own right and to give credit and visibility to authors that opened a way that is very, very much in fashion in 2008 – but that they walked 25 years ago.
Sergio Messina (b. Rome, 1959) is a very unusual character in the Italian artistic and media landscape. Radio maker, musician (with a top 20 hit as a producer), journalist, performer, sound designer and teacher, his work is often described as “seminal”. His latest show is Realcore, the digital porno revolution – a presentation about online amateur erotica. Mark Dery called him “The Margaret Mead of alt-sex”.
At the moment, besides freelance writing, teaching (sound design and history of Pop cultures), lecturing and occasional music gigs, Messina coordinates the Sound Design school at Ied, Istituto Europeo di Design, in Milano. He is also touring with Realcore. He writes (in Italian) about Alt Sex in Rolling Stone Italy, about music in InSound and about urgent and dangerous topics in Rumore. www.sergiomessina.com.

Lecture with film clips (in German)
23.10., 20:30, Moviemento 3
“Pinku eiga, Roman porno & Ero guro – Anmerkungen zum Japanischen Sexfilm”
Marcus Stiglegger, Mainz

Marcus Stiglegger
Da zahlreiche Pink Filme und Roman Pornos Sexualität und Gewalt verschmelzen, können diese als Teil des ero guro- (erotic grotesque)-Phänomens gesehen werden. Diese sexualisierte Darstellung von Folter hat kein Äquivalent im Weltkino und betont den künstlich-performativen Charakter dieser Filme. In Japan wird das als asobi (Spiel) betrachtet.
Die billig produzierten Filme besitzen oft einen politischen Subtext und bedienen sich experimenteller Stilmittel. Wie die Filme von WAKAMATSU Koji zeigen, haben Pink Filme das Potenzial radikaler Agitation. Seit den 1960er Jahren drehte Wakamatsu extrem bizarre und gewalttätige Sexfilme mit marxistischem Kontext. Anders als Wakamatsu gelang etwa ISHII Teruo eine Karriere im japanischen Major-Studio Toei. Zugleich können Ishiis technisch hervorragend inszenierte Filme als Paradigma der ero guro-Tendenz gesehen werden.

Bis heute gilt der japanische Sexfilm als einzigartiges künstlerisches Feld der Provokation und des Experiments. Dieser Vortrag will einen Einblick in die weite Welt dieses sehr spezifischen japanischen Genres werfen – mit Blick auf die beim Pornfilmfestival gezeigten Filme.
Dr. phil. habil. Marcus Stiglegger, geboren 1971, lehrt Filmwissenschaft an den Universitäten Mainz und Mannheim, sowie an der Clemson University (USA). Er studierte Filmwissenschaft, Ethnologie, Philosophie und Theaterwissenschaft. 1999 publizierte er seine Doktorarbeit über Faschismus und Sexualität im Film (“Sadiconazista”, 2. Aufl.). Stiglegger gab zahlreiche Bücher über Filmgeschichte, -ästhetik und -theorie heraus. 2006 erschien sein Hauptwerk Ritual & Verführung. Schaulust, Spektakel und Sinnlichkeit zur Verführungstheorie des Films. Neben zahlreichen internationalen Vorträgen arbeitet Stiglegger für die internationale Filmkritikervereinigung FIPRESCI sowie als Autor für die Magazine Filmdienst, epd Film, Splatting Image und Testcard. Seit 2002 gibt er ein eigenes Kulturmagazin :Ikonen: heraus (www.ikonenmagazin.de). Er ist Mitglied des Arbeitskreises ‘The Asian Impact’ der Universität Mainz, Autor für das Brockhaus Lexikon und bereitet gerade ein Buch zum Thema “Japanese Popular Cinema” vor, das 2010 in Edinburgh erscheinen soll.

Lecture with Film presentation (in English)
25.10., 18:30, Eiszeit 2
“Making Sex Media For A Radical Future”
Audacia Ray, New York

Audacia RayThere are only a handful of companies that own the vast majority of media outlets. These media outlets treat real discussions and information about sexuality with kid gloves. At the same time, they aggressively pursue salacious scandal material and reinforce norms and taboos. Companies that focus on sexuality, like porn companies, also tend to reinforce cultural norms – yet there is a growing contingent of individuals, companies, and art collectives who are breaking the boundaries of sex and gender through sex media production and play. In this talk Audacia Ray, who is a producer and curator of sex media herself, will give a tour to some of these projects as they exist online, on DVD, in print, and in art spaces. The talk asks the questions: how can we challenge mainstream media representations of sex and gender? Is the feminist approach to these topics key? Are commercialism, personal expression, and art at odds with one another? What tools and communities are needed to create alternative sexual media cultures?

Dacia’s Love Machine NX D F
USA, 2008, 25 Minuten, Rob Daly & Audacia Ray, englische Originalfassung
Working in the adult industry has its perks, but the glory of free porn and sex toys wears off quicker than you’d think. When writer, porn director, and sex toy reviewer Audacia Ray receives a Love Machine for review, she realizes that her New York apartment just isn’t big enough for the both of them. Like many New Yorkers before her, Dacia turns to Craigslist to shed her unwanted miscellaneous objects. After deleting some emails with creepy propositions, Dacia welcomes potential love machine adopters into her Brooklyn apartment.

Plus live sex toy testing by Audacia Ray & Tralala Blümerant.

Audacia Ray edits the Village Voice sexuality blog www.NakedCity.com and produces the video shows Naked City TV and Live Girl Review. She is the author of “Naked On The Internet: Hookups, Downloads, And Cashing In On Internet Sexploration” and is the award-winning director and producer of the porn feature “The Bi Apple”. For the past four years she has blogged at www.WakingVixen.com.

Lecture and film presentation (in English)
24.10., 20:30, Moviemento 3
“Any orgasm is a small echo of the big bang, no wonder pornography is something of all times.”
Willem van Batenburg, Utrecht

Any orgasm is a small echo of the big bang....Dutch film director Willem van Batenburg learned about sex the way we all do, but he is an expert when it comes to writing and making sex movies. His work includes 22 short movies, sold for worldwide distribution, two explicit porno-erotic features “Pruimenbloesem / Prunesblossoms” and “‘n Schot in de roos / Bulls-Eye” (both played to 200,000 spectators each in Dutch theatres) and on top of that he wrote a lot of sex stories for magazine publication.
If he had known during his career as an erotic filmmaker (consequently pornographer) that the best seed (semen) is (are) obtained after looking at pornographic movies, (a research result of the academic hospital Maastricht), then without a doubt he would have been still more motivated than he was already. But reasons such as fascination for the sex-sensual movement, inspiration by the work of the masters of erotic arts and interest in the moral and psychological changes as a result of the sexual revolution have their own value of course.
His extraordinarily woman friendly, very playful, easy-going but lewd and horny features were screened to a cheerful, enthusiastic public during the first two Pornfilmfestivals. This year, being a guest once again, he will show a selection of his short films. The muse from his features (Diana de Koning / Diana Queen, in Holland as famous as Linda Lovelace and Candida Royal together) is in at least four of the shorts. Her multi-orgasm in the picture “Young Girls, Lewd Sales” is a famous highlight of the film, a very authentic scene that is not easy to forget.
These short but powerful films will be preluded by a remix of a lecture he gave last year titled “Twenty-two Elements for the Making of a Pornorotic Lovescene” and a reading from his book about porn “Het komt allemaal weer omhoog – It’s All Going Up Again”. The show will be almost a real time trip to the lust-nostalgia of the sexy and sometimes very sleazy seventies.

Lecture (in English)
26.10., 15:00, Moviemento 3
“Beyond Pornography – Sexual Culture in Berlin’s “Lab.oratory””
Peter Rehberg, Berlin

Peter Rehberg
“Berghain” fittingly functions as the name for the bulky building of the old thermal power station in East Berlin’s district Friedrichshain which is not only home to a dance club but also to the “Panoramabar”, and to the sex club “Lab.oratory” on the ground floor. While the place on the one hand successfully exploits the 1920′s fantasy of Berlin as a decadent city in an almost museum-style way, it also gained fame for a revival of gay men’s sexual culture as counter culture, as a place where traditions from the 1970s live on, and where commercial interests are intelligently negotiated with artistic ones and thus open up a space for alternative sexual politics.
In my lecture I will investigate the sexual culture one can enjoy and witness here with respect to questions of relationality and temporality. How does this environment, where the industrial layout perfectly fits the needs of a darkroom, allow for experimenting with social forms and what could be a narrative framework for those? Recent studies in queer theory have spelled out the ethical implications of a queer temporality, that doesn’t use the figure of the child as allegory for the future and as a guarantee for meaning in the realm of the political (Lee Edelman). To rethink our relation to futurity also opens up a space for a new relationality not governed by imaginary appropriations such as pornographic images but to articulate what Leo Bersani has called a “sociability of cruising”. Such thinking keeps a promise from 1970s counter culture alive which in large parts has been covered up by the discourse on HIV/Aids on the one hand and the fight for gay marriage on the other, namely, how does a queer life style provide new forms of living? The Sex Club Lab.oratory in Berlin puts these Foucauldian questions once more to the test: This time it is the Eastern border of the old West, Berlin and not California, where queer sexuality comes to the test.
Peter Rehberg hat Queer Studies und Deutsche Literatur in den USA und Deutschland unterrichtet. Er hat einen Erzählband (“Play”) und einen Roman (“Fag Love”) geschrieben und ist Chefredakteur der Zeitschrift “Männer”.

Film programme with introduction (in English)
26.10., 16:30, Moviemento 3
“X Marks The Spot”
Billy Miller, New York

“The Pornfilmfestival is ashamed to present a night of selected short films from the “Straight To Hell” archives, chosen by guest curator / editor / publisher Billy Miller. Miller is the editor of the underground cult publication “S.T.H.” (a/k/a The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts) based in NYC. Tonight’s program is realized in conjunction with an exhibit of male erotic photography, curated by Miller, at EXILE gallery, Berlin: www.thisisexile.com” (Billy Miller)

The film programme:

Giovanni, Brooklyn, NY
USA, 2008, 12 minutes, Darren Ankenbauer
Photographer / publisher Darren Akenbauer’s portrait of a young man releasing sexual tension in the tried-but-true old-fashioned D.I.Y. manner. See more at www.handbookmen.com

Video Documents Exhibiting Varying Degrees of Public Lewdness
USA, 1990′s-2008, 9 minutes, Anonymous “filmmakers”
An anonymous video mélange containing snips & snaps of unidentified men “getting busy” in public places. Don’t ask, don’t tell!

In the Dark We All Can Be Free: The Life & Photography Of Alvin Baltrop
USA, 2008, 6 minutes, Randal Wilcox
Photographer Al Baltrop (1948-2002) spent much of the 1970s and early ’80s documenting the under-the-public-radar anonymous sex scene of New York City’s infamous abandoned West Side Piers. In this segment, legendary artist AA Bronson gives an eyewitness account. Today, Baltrop’s photo documents offer some of the only remaining evidence of a phenomenon and a time now passed. With music by Beat Cops. (Excerpt from a feature-length documentary)

Latino Fan Club OutTakes
USA, 1990′s, 10 minutes, Brian Brennan
Latino Fan Club has been serving up hot “papi” cock in book and video form, for an admiring audience, since 1985. Tonight’s offering is but a sample of the mouth-watering fare to be found at: www.theoriginallatinofanclub.com

Your Smile Is My Sunshine
USA, 2002, 2 minutes, Michael Economy
While most obviously associated with children’s entertainment, the clown has often been used in contemporary art to suggest menace or perversion – which coincidently echoes a long history of reactions to male sexuality in general, and homosexuality in particular. In this brief tableau, these types of associations are presented “topsy turvy”.

Jackoff
USA, 2008, 7 minutes, Janine Gordon
Rapper and visual artist Janine Gordon’s work has been widely exhibited at numerous international galleries and museums and her photos have graced the pages of publications such as, GQ, Vogue Hommes, Aperture, Zing, to name a few. In this short film, she gives us an intimate portrait of one man’s quest for sexual release.

Love
USA, 1989, 6 minutes, Steve LaFreniere
Steve LaFreniere is an independent curator who has organized exhibitions at New York’s P.S.1 Museum and other spaces and can be found writing regularly for Artforum, Index, Vice among others. This short found-footage collage film explores the transcendental nature of human male sexuality to a special aural backdrop provided by the music of Alice Coltrane. Edited with the assistance of Suzie Silver.

A.M.G. Physique Shorts
USA, 1950′s-1980′s, 11 minutes, Bob Mizer
Bob Mizer’s “Athletic Model Guild” (A.M.G.) was the longest-running and first commercially successful male erotic photo studio in history (established in 1948) – and the “body” of work Mizer created (nearly one million individual photographs and films) represent the most prolific documentation of male flesh to date. For decades, Mizer photographed the trade that filed through his own version of the Hollywood Dream Factory. Along with his “Physique Pictorial” magazine, he also created a great number of photos and films.
Here we present a small group of very rare films spanning several decades – which have yet to be released on DVD (acquired directly from the filmmaker shortly before Mizer’s demise in the early ’90s).

About Straight To Hell & Billy Miller:
“Straight To Hell, a/k/a The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts” is a reader-written jerk-off publication containing true male / male sexual histories. First published in 1973, writer Gore Vidal has called the original series “The best radical paper in America”. Miller is the 3rd and current editor of the long-running underground cult favorite.
Billy Miller is an artist, curator, writer and independent publisher. His artwork has been exhibited internationally at various galleries and cultural institutions. He has curated shows and events at The Randolph Street Gallery, The Center for Book Arts, The Jersey City Museum, The 58 Gallery, Exile and Autoversion Gallery, among others. His writing has appeared in publications such as VICE, INDEX, K48, WON Magazine, and BUTT, and he is the editor and publisher of a number of independent publications, including “When Johnny Come Marching Home Again”, “No Milk Today”.

Lecture with film clips (in English)
26.10., 18:30, Eiszeit 2
“Scoring the Horizontal Mamba”
Bryin Dall, New York

Bryin DallThroughout the ages, music has played an important part in all films. Silent movies had complete orchestras to score the thrills and chills. When talking pictures came into play, music underscored tension, suspense, romance, etc. When pornography first came to film it was underground and silent. That would soon change. Early cinematic releases of adult films tried to mimic those of their Hollywood cousins. Plots and storylines abounded and with them came the need for music to accentuate each scene. Aaaahhh, but porno had something that those blockbusters didn’t . . . SEX! As the blue movies progressed, so did their soundtracks. It went from actual film scores to the all too familiar, boom chuck a wah wah that most people are familiar with. Modern-day porno, in an attempt to mimic the popular “reality” format, frequently eliminates music to create a more voyeuristic atmosphere. Join me on a journey through the history of music in pornography, as we discuss scoring the horizontal mamba.
Films to be included (but not limited to): I Am Curious Yellow, Deep Throat, Inches, Debbie Does Dallas, A Night At The Adonis, John Holmes Superstar, Pizza Boy, Pizza Girl, Stryker Force

Myspace and Facebook

Posted in Info by assistant2008 on October 1, 2008

Visit our nightbar on Myspace!

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If you have a Profile on Facebook, you will find the PornfilmfestivalBerlin group here:

http://www.new.facebook.com/inbox/#/group.php?gid=42305855041

The official website of the PornfilmfestivalBerlin:

http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de

short films A-Z

Posted in short films A-Z by assistant2008 on October 1, 2008

Short Films A-Z (http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Abbreviations:

H = Heterosexual, S = Gay, L = Lesbian, T = Transgender,
NX = does not contain explicit sex scenes, X = contains explicit sex scenes,
D = documentary film, FT = Fetish, SW = Sexwork
(films on sex work and prostitution),
F = films made by female directors, A = animation

Alex And Her Arse Truck H NX
23.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, Short Film Programme “It’s A Girl-Guy Thing”
24.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, with “La nudité toute nue”
Great Britain, 2007, 16 minutes, Sean Conway, English original version

Alex And Her Arse Truck

Alex ist jung, blond und sexy und verkauft ihre Höschen übers Netz. Ihr Freund Baby Shoes erregt sich an seiner Eifersucht, denn Alex ist außerdem noch nymphomanisch veranlagt.

“Alex And Her Arse Truck” is a story about a scooter riding zelophile called Baby Shoes, his dogfart nymphomaniac girlfriend Alex, her black lover Nylon, a mentalist called Poubelles and a pair of drug dealing lesbians called Manina and Javotte.

An der Grenze des Fruchtlandes H X
23.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, Short Film Programme “It’s A Girl-Guy Thing”
Germany, 2008, 28 minutes, Benjamin von Bebber & Bastian Zimmermann, German original version
An der Granze des Fruchtlandes
Es ist ganz und gar unwahrscheinlich, dass zwei Menschen sich nahe kommen. Welches Medium macht Nähe oder Verschmelzung möglich? Der Körper selbst? Was wird durch Video möglich? Ist tatsächliche Nähe vielleicht erst im virtuellen Raum zu erreichen?

Die Kamera folgt der Protagonistin auf der Suche nach Antworten, ihrem Weg durch die eigenen Ängste und eine Gesellschaft, die Distanz, Resignation und Langeweile zu ihren Prinzipien erklärt hat. Der Wunsch nach absoluter Nähe, dessen Erfüllung der Protagonistin in der Realität verwehrt bleibt, scheint schließlich im Geschlechtsakt im virtuellen Raum sich einzulösen.

Was aber passiert, wenn die eigene Grenze sich auflöst? Kann das Ich in der Verschmelzung mit dem Anderen vor dem Anderen bestehen?

The camera follows the female protagonist on her quest for absolute closeness which she seems to find only in the sexual act in a virtual space. But what happens, when our own boundaries dissolve?

Antje und wir L H NX
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
Antje und wir
Germany, 2007, 12 minutes, Felix Stienz, German original version
“Boah. Sie sah bombig aus, also sah total gut aus. Da hab ich sie das erste Mal gesehen und ich dachte, eigentlich wie im Film.” Acht junge Menschen erzählen aus ihrem Leben und von der geheimnisvollen Antje, die in allen Erzählungen eine besondere Rolle spielt.

Eight young people tell about their life changing experiences with the mysterious Antje.

The Apple L X F
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1, “International Short Film Competition”
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
France, 2008, 6 minutes, Émilie Jouvet, no dialogue
The Apple
Eva wacht im Paradies auf, findet einen Apfel… und begeht eine köstliche Sünde.

Eve wakes up in Paradise, finds an apple… and commits a delicious sin.

In this short porn video, Émilie Jouvet has managed to recreate the atmosphere of pin-up movies, but her Bettie Page is not only a blonde, she also re-invents mythology. On a gorgeous soundtrack, mixing sexy glimpses in black & white and flashy reds with fast editing and slow motions, Émilie has managed to create a style that mixes the genres of porn, burlesque and fetish.

Artcore H X F
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
Great Britain, 2008, 7 minutes, Petra Joy, no dialogue
Artcore
Was ist Porno und was ist Kunst? In “Artcore” zeigt Petra Joy, dass Kunst und Porno keine Gegensätze sein müssen, sondern sich zu einer inspirierenden Mischung vereinigen können. Die Zuschauer sind eingeladen, sich auf eine Reise ins Land der erotischen Fantasien zu begeben: Sich verkleiden oder ganz nackt sein, streicheln oder schlagen, sinnlichen Sex zu zweit oder zu mehreren zu haben – was ist Deine Fantasie? “Artcore” möchte inspirieren, die eigenen erotischen Fantasien zu entdecken und irgendwann in orgasmische Realität zu verwandeln.

What is porn? What is art? In “Artcore” Petra Joy shows that both genres don’t have to be separate but can be joined to create an exciting synergy. The body becomes a canvas for erotic messages. The audience is titillated to go onto a journey into the realms of fantasies: Dress up or undress, caress or spank, a sensual twosome or a full on moresome – What is your fantasy? “Artcore” wants to inspire you to unveil your own erotic fantasies and hopefully one day make them an orgasmic reality.

Beautiful Agony NX F
23.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, with “In Search Of The Wild Kingdom”
23.10., 18:30, Eiszeit 2, with lecture “The Privacy Of Porn”
26.10., 22:00, Xenon, with “In Search Of The Wild Kingdom”
Australia, 2008, 10 minutes, beautifulagony.com, English original version
Beautiful Agony
www.beautifulagony.com ist ein Internetprojekt, das die Schönheit des menschlichen Gesichts im Moment des Orgasmus widerspiegelt. Die Protagonistinnen filmen sich selbst und präsentieren ihre Sexualität auf ihre eigene Art.
www.beautifulagony.com is a web-based project which reflects the eroticism of the human face at the moment of orgasm. Its gallery of D.I.Y. films is constantly growing and allows everyday people to capture their sexualities on tape however they see fit – as long as it’s from the shoulders up. “Beautiful Agony” documents three Agonees and their trip up the hill to experiment with sensuality both within and outside of the frame.

The Best Is Yet To Cum NX F
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
Italy, 2007, 4 minutes, Claudia Pajewski, no dialogue

The Best Is Yet To CumBasierend auf Photographien bei Veranstaltungen des queeren Phag Off Projektes in Rom nimmt uns die Regisseurin mit, um die traditionellen Grenzen zwischen Homo- und Heterosexualität zu dekonstruieren.

“The Best Is Yet To Cum” is the result of two years of photographic incursions into “Phag Off”, a project started in Rome on 2003 which promotes queer culture through parties, concerts, art and events. The video allows the viewer to become more than an observer: Imagine someone taking your hand and pushing you into a smoky freaky room to deconstruct the traditional division between homo and heterosexual, woman and man, observer and performer. Take part in a world that desires to express itself in unlimited ways of being…

Blanc X L NX F
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
France, 2001, 4 minutes, Émilie Jouvet, no dialogue

Blanc XEin Mädchen putzt sich die Zähne mit einer ganz speziellen Bürste. Weiße Zähne und garantierte Wirksamkeit. Zur täglichen Anwendung des Sexspielzeugs… und für ein strahlendes Lächeln! Eine Performance, die eine alltägliche Geste verfremdet und die dabei die Gesetze der Mainstream-Pornographie hinterfragt…

A girl brushes her teeth with a very special brush. Daily use of your sextoy recommended – for a perfect smile! The transformation of the daily routine looks behind the codes of mainstream porn…

The Blindness Of The Woods H A X
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1, “International Short Film Competition”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
USA / Peru / Argentina, 2008, 12 minutes, Amautalab, Martin Jalfen & Javier Lourenço, Swedish original version with English subtitles

The Blindness Of The WoodsEin animiertes Märchen im Stile der skandinavischen Pornos der Siebziger: die blinde Ulrika lebt alleine im Wald, bis sie den Holzfäller Hans und den Bär Björn trifft.

“The Blindness of the Woods” develops a narrative that combines the naive simplicity of fairy tales with the Nordic erotic movies from the 70′s. These two genders are supposed never to meet, bringing about mixed feelings in the audience who are uncertain about feeling moved as they watch the cute woollen characters or getting sexually aroused as they see them having sex. Ulrika, a blind woman who lives isolated in a cabin in the cold woods of Sweden, suffers from the freezing winter loneliness. One day, Hans, a curt lumberjack, comes across her offering not only his logs to warm up but also his love. A love and sex story unfolds between the blind woman and the lumberjack which is being witnessed by the voyeuristic character Bear Bjorn. Her love fulfilment is overshadowed by Hans’ betrayal who takes advantage of her condition, stealing her belongings. This scenario pushes Bear Bjorn to act on Ulrika’s behalf doing justice to her in his own hands as he gets rid of the lumberjack, eventually wrapping up the love circle.

Bramadero S X
24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
25.10., 16:30, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
Mexico, 2007, 21 minutes, Julián Hernández, no dialogue

BramaderoHassen und Jonás treffen in einem Hochhausrohbau aufeinander. Sexuelle Lust und wilde Begierde verschmelzen die beiden Körper, die nur im Tod getrennt werden können.

Hassen and Jonás meet in a small place in the outskirts of Mexico City. Away from it all, they have found a spot where they can seduce one another and merge into one; where sex becomes desire, and desire becomes love. Only death will separate them. El Bramadero could be a particular place, or no place in particular, but you’ll always leave as naked and alone as you came in.

Clean Hands Dirty PhotographyClean Hands Dirty Photography H NX

23.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, Short Film Programme “It’s A Girl-Guy Thing”

USA, 2008, 1 minutes, Eon McKai, no dialogue

Ein Portrait des Photographen Dave Naz.

Eon McKai portraits Los Angeles photographer Dave Naz.

Cupcake T NX
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
USA, 2008, 3 minutes, Em Sixteen & Malay Savage, englische original version

CupcakeDie sexy Mama backt für ihre Lieben, und die Freunde ihrer Söhne können einfach nicht genug kriegen von ihren Zuckerkünsten.

Set in the late 70′s, “Cupcake” follows one sexy housewife as she bakes luscious chocolate cupcakes for her family. To her surprise, her son’s friends stop by after soccer practice. These young men all have a weak spot for home-baked loving and Mom is prepared to take on their hunger. “Cupcake” includes LGBTQ actors and incorporates wallpaper installation and costumes by artist Emily North.

Dacia’s Love Machine NX D F
25.10., 18:30, Eiszeit 2, with lecture “Making Sex Media For A Radical Future”
USA, 2008, 25 minutes, Rob Daly & Audacia Ray, English original version
Audacia Ray
Working in the adult industry has its perks, but the glory of free porn and sex toys wears off quicker than you’d think. When writer, porn director, and sex toy reviewer Audacia Ray receives a Love Machine for review, she realizes that her New York apartment just isn’t big enough for the both of them. Like many New Yorkers before her, Dacia turns to Craigslist to shed her unwanted miscellaneous objects. After deleting some emails with creepy propositions, Dacia welcomes potential love machine adopters into her Brooklyn apartment.

Die Faggot Die! L S X

Die Faggot Die!24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
25.10., 16:30, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
USA, 2007, 11 minutes, Shawn Durr, English original version

Zwei Lesben tragen den Kampf der Geschlechter gegen eine Tunte aus – bis aufs Blut!

The battle of the sexes is back, this time with a duo of lethal lesbian lovers and a panty-wearing fag. A queer gorror show with deep penetration, cutting humor and a taste for blood. Starring Philly, M.M Serra and Todd Verow.

Dirty Words: The Letter C H NX
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
USA, 2008, 3,5 minutes, T. Arthur Cottam, English original version
The Letter C

Das Alphabet der schmutzigen Begriffe – heute erklären wir den Buchstaben C.

The alphabet of dirty words. Today’s lecture looks at the letter C.

F/F S NX D
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
USA, 2007, 10 minutes, Charles Lum, English original version

F/FEin simultaner Besuch auf zwei typisch amerikanischen Herbstfesten: der Fryeburg Fair in Neuengland und der Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.

“F/F” is a simultaneous musical journey through two uniquely American Autumn Festivals, the Fryeburg Fair in New England and San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair. The topographically, culturally and musically diverse celebrations are brought together in one frame as both counterpoint and mirror image, exposing the camera and viewer as observant voyeurs. The dual structure proposes a cultural comparison. Music, cameras and festivalgoers dance across the vast political and geographical landscape of America.

The Fall Of Communism As Seen In Gay Pornography
25.10., 20:15, Eiszeit 1, with “Tearoom”
USA, 1998, 19 minutes, William E. Jones, English original version

The Fall Of Communism As Seen In Gay PornographyEin Found-Footage-Werk, das mit schwulen, pornografischen Videos aus Osteuropa arbeitet, die seit dem Ende des Kommunismus gedreht wurden. Die Ausbeutung der jungen Männer und die neue Welt, in der Geld, Macht und Sex zusammengehören, werden deutlich.
Every image in “The Fall Of Communism As Seen In Gay Pornography” comes from gay erotic videos produced in Eastern Europe since the introduction of capitalism. The video provides a glimpse of young men responding to the pressures of an unfamiliar world, one in which money, power and sex are now connected. Handsome, hungry and defiant, these youths are caught up in a brutal system that sees them as nothing more than cheap labour. This video is not about “naughty” transgression or titillation, but about the real pornography of human exploitation.

Filthy L X F
24.10., 22:15, Eiszeit 1, with “Edward Penishands”
Brasilia, 2008, 17 minutes, Queer Fiction, Brasilian original version with English subtitles
Filthy
Zwei Mädchen entdecken gemeinsam die “Fleischeslust”.

The film shows the relationship among two girls that together discover the pleasures of the “flesh”. “Filthy” is a dirty parody about innocence and the discovery of violence.

Fucking Bitch Fucking Slut S X
24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
25.10., 16:30, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
Germany, 2008, 7 minutes, ReveRso, no dialogue
Fucking Bitch Fucking Slut
Ein Musikclip, in dem sich eine Drag Queen sehr eingehend mit jungen Männern und deren Leibesmitte beschäftigt.

As this Warholian he / she chomps through numbers of headless men, “Fucking Bitch Fucking Slut” rides the line between willing slave and court jester. Sucking and fucking to Dee Mee Tree’s hot electro beatboxing track, his rhythm hypnotically seduces the erotic adventure… leaving you breathless and panting.

The HIV Collection
24.10., 22:30, Moviemento 3
USA, 2003-2005, 50 minutes, Charles Lum, English original version

Sechs Kurzfilme von Charles Lum, die sein Leben und seine Gefühle als HIV+ Mann zum Thema haben.

During the years 2003-2006, director Charles Lum created six films documenting his life and feelings as HIV+ man. Six movies that give a brave and unusual portrait of a man dealing with fears, passions, and the desire to love:

Morning, Noon and Night
USA, 2003, 10 minutes
Morning, Noon and Night
A montage of the director documenting his body, the pills, a visit to a Glory Hole, with frames from the “The Hours”.

Park
USA, 2004, 7 minutes
Parkt
Charles documents himself in a fling at a public park, using a hidden camera.

Facts. SUCK
USA, 2004, 12 minutes
Facts. SUCK
An emotional and physical exposure by the artist. Charlie goes to a blood test, for a chat with the doctor, to a pharmacy, undresses in front of the camera and reveals his longing to be desired.

Indelible
USA, 2003, 8 minutes
Indelible
Blood is paralleled to semen in a hair-raising montage of shots taken out of the film “Carrie” (by Brian de Palma) and from gay bareback porn movies.

Overdue Conversation
USA, 2006, 9 minutes
Overdue Conversation
Charlie talks to a friend about their common state as HIV+: should they tell people they have sex with about their condition?

Black adj, n
USA, 2004, 3,5 minutes
Black adj, n
Behind the scenes of the famous Black Party, in one of the inner rooms where a conversation with a clubber takes place about his sexual experiences during the event.

Hulahoop Soundings H NX
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
Indonesia, 2008, 7 minutes, Edwin, original version with English subtitles

Hulahoop SoundingsEin erotisches Remake des Abschlussfilms von Joel Coen “Soundings” als Dreiergeschichte mit Telefonsex und einem Hulahoop-Reifen.

Lana is a phone sex operator. She swings on a hulahoop when taking calls, to make the gasping noises her clients love. Nico doesn’t know what Lana does, all he knows is he is madly in love with her. Heidy is Nico’s jealous lover. She is certain Lana has put a spell on him.

Director’s Statement: Reading the synopsis of “Soundings” inspires me. It’s Joel Coen’s NYU’s thesis short film and I have not seen this short before. I have already seen 9 of the Coen Brothers’ films, and I feel that in this short film called “Soundings”, you could read their unique oeuvre. I decide to rewrite and remake this short film, “a woman engaged in sex with her deaf boyfriend while verbally fantasizing about having sex with her boyfriend’s best friend, who is listening in the next room.”

In Black Velvet S X
24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
25.10., 16:30, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
France, 2008, 7 minutes, Ivan Daniloff, no dialogue

In Black Velvet“In Black Velvet” definiert Porno als Kunst. Auf den bedingungslos pornographischen Charakter des Films zielend, finden sich hier weder Geschichte oder Dialog noch Schauplatz oder Philosophie. Die explizite sexuelle Darbietung wird reduziert auf zwei männliche Körper in samten-schwarzer Leere, die sich dem sexuellen Akt mit sich steigernder Dynamik hingeben. Sie sind dem vollen Licht ausgesetzt und umgeben von 5 Kameras, die sie von allen Seiten einfangen. Der vorliegende Film ist überraschenderweise ästhetisch und dennoch extrem erregend zugleich.

“In Black Velvet” defines Porn as Art. Aiming to create a video of absolute pornographic character, there is no story, dialogue, location or philosophy. The explicit sexual performance of the actors is minimised to two male bodies having sex directly with growing dynamism in a black velvety emptiness. They are surrounded by 5 cameras which zoom in from all angles in bright light. As a surprise the result is extremely exciting and aesthetic.

Je dis non Ali H NX
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
USA, 2008, 8 minutes, Jim Eshom, original version
Je dis non Ali
Eine junge Frau kämpft um sexuelle Freiheit in dieser dunklen Komödie, die von der europäischen Nouvelle Vague der 60er inspiriert ist.

A young woman struggles for sexual freedom in this dark comedy inspired by the European New Wave of the 1960s.

Lezzieflick L X F
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1 “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1 “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
Austria, 2008, 7 minutes, Nana Swiczinsky, no dialogue

Lezzieflick“Lezzieflick” ist ein dekonstruktiver Remix vorhandener Heteropornos mit pseudolesbischer Handlung. Die sexuellen Handlungen sind klar erkennbar. Die Körperformen jedoch verfließen und wandeln sich ständig. Durch den Gebrauch von Morph-Software wird das grobe Raster der Print-Bilder moiréartig verzerrt, einige Pixel werden zu sperrigen Flächen aufgeblasen, andere zu nadelartigen Linien gequetscht. Das grobe Raster entspricht dem Informationswert des Mainstream-Hetero-Bildmaterials. Geringe Bildauflösung steht hier für geringen Informationswert.

A deconstructive remix of pseudo-lesbian storylines within hetero porn. The low resolution of the morphed pictures reflects the low information value of the original mainstream footage.

M2M Eyeball S NX
26.10., 22:15 Uhr, Moviemento 2, with “Dankon – The Man”
Philippinen, 2008, 45 minutes, Crisaldo Pablo, Tagalog original version with English subtitles

M2M EyeballEine Kollektion kurzer, schwuler Momente zwischen philippinischen Männern – vom Cruising bis zum Internetsex.
“M2M Eyeball” is a collection of vignettes of psycho-sexual encounters by Pinoy males who go for same sex cruising or meet-up through the internet. One is mischievously making his own video scandals and posting them on the internet while another takes pleasure in collecting them. A Bi-couple attempts a tryst and another falls for a trick. This is not a movie but just a collection of short vignettes of male-to-male sexual encounters.

Neo-Fetish Posture H NX FT F
24.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 2, Short Film Programme “Power Plays”
France, 2008, 10 minutes, Manon des Gryeux, French original version with English subtitles
Neo-Fetish Posture
Eine Photographin sucht nach ihrer eigenen Realität und verändert ihre Umwelt mit ihren Phantasien.

A photographer who has an original way to explore reality, reinvents the world by changing it to her own fantasies.

Passion For Football (Passión por el Futbol) L NX F
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1 “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1 “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
Spain, 2006, 13 minutes, Rut Suso & María Pavón, no dialogue
Passion For Football
Heterosexuelle Männer, die sich zuviel mit Fußball beschäftigen, können schon mal ihre Freundin an andere Frauen verlieren…

In a heterosexual relationship, the man can lose himself in football, but his girlfriend can lose herself with another girl she meets in a park…

Pathways H X F
23.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, Short Film Programme “It’s A Girl-Guy Thing”
26.10., 20:30, Moviemento 3, with “Japan Japan”
Israel, 2007, 21 minutes, Hagar Ben Asher, Hebrew original version with English subtitles

PathwaysWie weit kann eine Frau auf ihrer Suche nach sexueller Selbstbestätigung gehen, bevor sie die Konsequenzen zu spüren bekommt?

In a strong and naked realistic approach, Hagar Ben-Asher explores the boundaries of how far a woman can go in her path to self-confirmation before she gets penalized for it. A reminder of how forbidden and threatening female sexuality still is. In an impressive performance director / actor Hagar Ben-Asher captures this woman’s journey.

Philly Dominates Vegetables NX FT
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
24.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 2, Short Film Programme “Power Plays”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
USA, 2008, 3,5 minutes, Ned Ambler, English original version
Philly Dominates Vegetables
Junges Gemüse unterwirft sich der Domina Philly bereitwillig.

Vegetables at the supermarket become so besotted by the dominatrix, Philly, that they willingly become her sex slaves, begging to be chastized and abused.

Placeres H X F
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
Spain, 2007/2008, 11 minutes, Sico, no dialogue
Placeres
Sex und Essen gehören zu den großen Freuden des Lebens. Salma entdeckt die Gemeinsamkeit zwischen beiden.

Sex and food are the big pleasures in this world. Salma discovers all by herself the similarity between these two pleasures.

RAN-Easter H NX
24.10., 22:15, Moviemento 2, with “Uncle’s Paradise”
Japan, 1981, 16 minutes, KAWARAGI Hironao, without dialogue

RAN-EasterDer einzige fertiggestellte Film des Medizinstudenten und Underground-Filmers Kawaragi. Faszinierende Bilder, die seinen eigenen Mutterkomplex mit Punk und New Wave Musik der 80er Jahre und Anspielungen auf die japanische Tanz- und Theatertradition illustrieren.
In the late 70′s, under the influence of the punk and post punk movement, Japanese young filmmakers started to make their own films on Super 8, among them ISHII Sogo, YAMAMOTO Masashi and TSUKAMOTO Shinya. They made new generation films in an original DIY style. Inspired by this new independent film movement, the medical student KAWARAGI Hironao made his first film “RAN-Easter”. It combined punk and new wave music with Japanese primitive images and Japanese art performance (Japanese Butoh dance and Noh theatre), and he depicted his trauma as an immoral fantasy, based on his own mother complex. In the film, a mother-fucker fucked his mother and killed her, then he cut off her genitals and masturbated with them. He called the film a “visual scandal” but when famous director OSHIMA Nagisa saw it as a judge at an independent film competition, he called it an “inexcusable film!”. After this film, Kawaragi started to make the blockbuster Super 8 cyberpunk / SF movie “Crazy Dolls”, but the film fell by the wayside. Kawaragi quit film making after the defeat and became a doctor. He died in 2000 from leukaemia. “RAN-Easter” is the only completed film that he left.

The Rape H X FT F
24.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 2, Short Film Programme “Power Plays”
Germany, 2007, 36 minutes, Dominique, German original version
The Rape
Gefangen in einem düsteren Keller, Schritte klingen aus dem Schwarz der Dunkelheit, Türen werden verschlossen… das blonde, weibliche Opfer hängt wehrlos und ausgeliefert in Ketten von der Decke. Ihr Peiniger hat sich ein grausames Spiel für sie erdacht, er quält sie mit Schlägen und einem Messer. Er ist bereit bis zum Äußersten zu gehen. Wie aus dem Nichts erscheint ein Schatten und plötzlich ist alles anders, als man denkt.

A young blond woman is in bondage, her aggressor tortures her with lashings. When a shadow appears out of the dark, nothing remains certain.

Schwarzwald S T X
23.10., 23:30, Night Bar
USA, 2007, 40 minutes, Richard Kimmel, English original version
Schwarzwald
Ein pornographischer Tanzfilm mit dem weltberühmten transsexuellen Pornostar Buck Angel. Gefilmt während der schwulen New Yorker Black Party, mit über 5,000 Ledermännern in Aktion – deutscher Expressionismus trifft Disney zu Technoklängen.

Starring Buck Angel, the world famous female-to-male transsexual porn star, and featuring a cast of performance artists, nightclub personalities, exhibitionists, fetishists and over 5,000 leather clad dancers, the movie captures – for the first time on film – the transformative powers of all male gay dance rituals as exemplified by New York City’s 28 year old Black Party. Stylistically, it combines elements of Grimm’s fairy tales as interpreted by Disney, German Expressionist silent films, the modern documentary, and “arty” porn filtered through heavy use of Jungian allegorical archetypes. The film is scored to a continuous dance mix and intended to take audiences on a phantasmagorical trip. It’s a new step in a long tradition of underground queer cinema as a leader in the evolution of the cinematic art form.

Serving Madame Gina L T NX D FT F
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
24.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 2, Short Film Programme “Power Plays”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
USA, 2008, 26 minutes, Gabriele Hoff, English original version

Serving Madame GinaGina und Mercedes sind Teil der Lederlesbenszene von San Francisco. Sie leben ihre Beziehung als Herrin und Sklavin – auch im Alltag. Ein spannender Einblick in ihr Leben und ihre Phantasien.

“Experience of the San Francisco lesbian leather subculture” Working with Gina and Mercedes during the production period was an amazing experience. They allowed us to enter their world of powerplay, of the San Francisco lesbian leather subculture, of their leather family, to an extent that had a mind-opening effect on all people involved in the project.

Sex Brain Melody (Episode 2): On The Japanese Doll Complex H NX D FT F
24.10., 16:30, Eiszeit 2, with “Tears Of Ecstasy”
Hongkong, 2008, 18 minutes, Katrien Jacobs, original version with English subtitles

Sex Brain Melody (Episode 2)Japanische Mangas, ihre Ästhetik und Erotik haben weltweit eine Subkultur hervorgebracht, unter anderem auch in Hongkong, wo die Eigentümer aufwändiger Sexpuppen Rollenspiele und Photosessions organisieren.
“The Japanese Doll Complex” explores the influence of Japanese manga on the Hong Kong sex scene. The director documents the recent emergence of extremely beautiful ornate dolls that play host to their owner’s emotional and sexual desires, which has spawned a sub-culture of erotic doll photography and costume play.

Sex By Nationality S X
26.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, with “Solos”
Singapur, 2008, 10 minutes, X’Ho, English original version

Sex By NationalityEine kritische Auseinandersetzung des Regisseurs mit seiner Heimat Singapur, das nach außen als liberal und tolerant auch gegen Homosexuelle gelten will und das im Kern doch repressiv, zensurorientiert und obrigkeitsgeleitet ist.

“Sex By Nationality”, by the Singaporean Ho, is “dedicated to repression in Singapore”, a country that (he believes) wants to have its cake and eat it too by appearing fairly liberal and open to the world. In keeping with that win-win national character, the film’s homage is to ‘compensate’ for the repression with “an unexpurgated tale of homosexual desire”. If anything, it is to show what Singapore would want the world to know – that she has gay-tolerance neatly circumscribed in her progress agenda. However, notwithstanding the contorted rationale there, X’ Ho isn’t about to test that open-ness by submitting his homage for censorship approval back home.

She Was Asking For It H X FT
24.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 2, Short Film Programme “Power Plays”
Canada, 2007, 12 minutes, Matthew Saliba, no dialogue
She Was Asking For It
Ein junger Mann wird von zwei Frauen so lange gequält, erniedrigt und vergewaltigt, bis er die Gelegenheit zur Rache erhält.

Dario Argento meets Maria Beatty in this sado-erotic giallo about a young man who is tortured, humiliated and raped by two women and then proceeds to inflict the kind of vengeance that gives new meaning to the term “torture-porn”.

Soulmate H NX
23.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, Short Film Programme “It’s A Girl-Guy Thing”
USA, 2000, 14 minutes, Chel White, English original version
Soulmate
Eine komplexe Studie über Entfremdung und sexuelle Begierde, erzählt aus der Sicht einer älteren Vermieterin und ihres jungen Mieters.

Eerie, erotic, and touching, “Soulmate” is a complex study of alienation and sexual obsession. Told from the point-of-view of a 55-year old woman, it explores longing and objectification through the unconventional story of a landlady and her younger male tenant. A creepily evocative film about voyeurism in this-old-boarding-house whose proprietor gets ideas after one rummage too many through her tenant’s stuff. The story sneaks up on you like a slow-building shiver.

Teat Beat Of Sex H X A F
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
23.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, Short Film Programme “It’s A Girl-Guy Thing”
(only “Kirby”)
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
USA / Italy, 2007, 12 minutes, Signe Baumane, English original version

Teat Beat Of SexSechs sehr persönliche, animierte Sexualkundestunden, erzählt aus der Sicht einer Frau mit viel Erfahrung.

“Teat Beat Of Sex” is a series of sex lessons given by a knowing lady.

Director’s Statement: There is an assumption that women are less interested in sex than men. How is that possible? In one sexual encounter we, women, are able to have several orgasms while a man can have only one or, if he pushes it, two ejaculations. Let’s talk about it!

There is another mistaken assumption out there that women are too shy to talk about sex, or they have nothing exciting to say about the topic. Even “Sex and the City” was written by men. So wrong! Women are as sex obsessed and opinionated as men, so let’s hear what we have to spill!

And, then of course, there is this neat little shelve labeled “Opinions of Minorities” that a lot of women’s views end up on. How could we be minority if men die at a faster rate than women and we actually are a majority of the humanhood!
In any case, I would like to assure you, am a passionate opinionated heterosexual female and I love men just like I love my clitoris and I want to talk about it all – men, dicks, clitoris, pussy juice, masturbation and other no less fascinating things.

I would like to be heard and respected – because if men would listen carefully what women have to say about sex, maybe we end up living without a war, just like bonobos…

The Tour de Pants T X
25.10., 16:00, Moviemento 1, with “Trannymal” & “Trans Entities: The Nasty Love Of Papi’ And Wil”
USA, 2008, 38 minutes, Luke Woodward, English original version
The Tour de Pants
Im weltweit ersten Tour de Pants-Fahrradrennen um das Goldene Höschen wird nicht nur auf Asphalt gestrampelt…

At the first-ever Tour de Pants bicycle race, dirty racers pound much more than concrete as they compete for the grand prize, the Golden Panties. Featuring an all-queer & trans, all-star cast.

Toybox S A
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
25.10., 16:30, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
Canada, 2007, 10 minutes, Wrik Mead, original version
Toybox
Ein Einblick in die Abgründe dessen, was Männern so alles mit ihrem Penis anstellen – präsentiert als Sammlung von kurzen Animationen.

“Toybox” combines creepiness and playfulness in a series of animations that manipulate the most misused toy of all – the penis. Stripped of eros and emotion, the scenarios of sex-gone-mad play with the absurd qualities of an appendage and a desire that has a mind of its own, and a drive so strong that it leads to self-destruction. Wrik Mead’s animated film is drawn from the seedy and sometimes sad world of men’s sexual play.

Trannymal T X A
23.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
25.10., 16:00, Moviemento 1, with “The Tour de Pants” & “Trans Entities: The Nasty Love Of Papi’ And Wil”
26.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2, Short Film Programme “Fun Porn”
USA, 2006, 2 minutes, Dylan Vade & Chrys Curtis-Fawley, English original version
Trannymal
Wollten Sie immer schon mal wissen, wie transsexuelle Genitalien wohl aussehen, aber Sie haben sich nicht getraut, zu fragen? In diesem Film beantwortet Trannymal alle ihre Fragen.

Have you ever wanted to see transgender genitals, but been afraid to ask? Meet Trannymal, a transgender genital with attitude. Yes, you get to look at him – but he looks back! Trannymal is a friendly, whimsical creature made up of two googley eyes and one transgender genital. Trannymal sets out to make the world safer and happier for transgender people.

Trans Entities: The Nasty Love Of Papi’ And Wil L T X D
25.10., 16:00, Moviemento 1, with “The Tour de Pants” & “Trannymal”
USA, 2007, 55 minutes, Morty Diamond, English original version

The Nasty Love Of Papi' And WilEin einfühlsames und erotisches Portrait des transidentischen Paares Papi’ und Wil, die das Publikum in ihre offene, polyamouröse Beziehung einladen. BDSM, Rollenspiele und Sex zu Dritt sind nur einige der Themen des Films.

“Trans Entities: The Nasty Love of Papi’ and Wil” is a unique, sexy, thought provoking and above all touching portrait of a real transgender couple, Papi’ and Wil, who open themselves up to the camera like you have never seen before. They are a perverted, loving, polyamorous couple who identify as Trans Entities, a word they have coined to describe their gender identity.

Armed with my video camera I set out to capture this couple in a multifaceted way, from revealingly personal interviews to fun nights out on the town. The three sex scenes in the movie, including one with a third partner, were shot completely undirected, allowing the viewer an engagingly raw look into their uninhibited exploration of role-playing, BDSM and lots of hot sex.

I call this film a “docu-porn” since this movie captures a real couple discussing their sex, sexuality and gender identity while also having hot, sensual sex as the camera rolls. One of the key themes touched upon in this film is polyamory. Papi’ and Wil discuss the pleasures and perils of having a polyamorous relationship and show us by engaging in a scene with a third partner, Chris, who they both date in real life. This is one of the first transgender erotic movies to discuss and demonstrate role play as a rich and meaningful part of a couple’s sex life. Papi’ and Wil show us everything from the negotiation of a role play scene, to the scene itself and the after care when the scene is over.

Vampyros Lesbos H X
26.10., 16:15, Moviemento 2, with “Durch die Nacht mit … Pierre Woodman & Brian Yuzna”
Canada 2008, 20 minutes, Matthew Saliba, no dialogue
Vampyros Lesbos
In hochstilisierten Bildern erweist Matthew Saliba Jess Francos Klassiker von 1971 seine Referenz. Dabei gelingt ihm das Kunststück, seine Geschichte völlig ohne Dialoge und ausschließlich anhand von unbewegten Einzelbildern zu erzählen. Erotisch, künstlerisch wertvoll – und blutrot… Der Film wird im Vorprogramm zu “Durch die Nacht mit … Pierre Woodman & Brian Yuzna” gezeigt.
Linda is a bored and lonely housewife whose excursion into a world of sexual liberation with her lover Countess Nadine is tragically cut short when her cuckolded husband Omar brutally murders Nadine and then proceeds to give Linda what she really needs… a good “deep-dicking!”

Vicious L NX FT F
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, “Lesbian Short Film Programme”
France, 2008, 5 minutes, Émilie Jouvet, English original version
Vicious
Eine gefesselte, tätowierte, rothaarige Frau versucht zu singen, während die Finger der Regisseurin mit ihrem Mund spielen.

A sexy, tattooed and red haired girl is in bondage. She tries to continue singing while director Émilie Jouvet’s fingers are playing with her gorgeous mouth…

Vidéo Montevidéo
26.10., 18:30, Moviemento 3, with radio drama “Fetischaudio”
France, 2008, 5 minutes, Patrick Volve, original version with English subtitles

Am Rande von Montevideo, direkt am Meer, liegt der “Luxuria Parking Lot”. Des Tages ein normaler Parkplatz, finden sich hier des Nachts unzählige Paare zusammen… Ein Blick in die Tiefe, oder doch ein bloßes Gleiten über die Oberfläche? Das kurze, experimentelle Video von Patrick Volve überlässt die Antwort dem Zuschauer.

In Uruguay, on the outskirts of Montevideo and facing the sea, there is a place that some call the Luxuria parking lot. It’s an ordinary parking lot during the day, but at night plenty of cars come to park there. They are mostly young couples, in any case lovers, who come with their cars to make love in the parking lot and then leave. Experimental super 8 images and some scenes of historical Montevideo lend support to Patrick Volve’s comments on the sexual habits of certain citizens of Uruguay…

Want L X D F
24.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, “Lesbian Short film programme”
26.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, with “Die Heide ruft…”
26.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, “Lesbian Short film programme”
Canada, 2006, 9 minutes, Loree Erickson, English original version
Want
Ein komplexer, ehrlicher und sexy Film, der ein queeres Bild von “Behinderung” bietet.
“Want” weaves together sexually explicit images with everyday moments and scenes of the ableist world. It works to get people hot and poses an insightful, complex, honest, and sexy queer image of disability.

The Window S X
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2 “Gay Short Film Programme”
25.10., 16:30, Moviemento 2 “Gay Short Film Programme”
USA, 2008, 5 minutes, Philippe Gosselin & Ronald Regina, no dialogue
The Window
Eine kurze Komödie über die tiefe Befreiung – und Lust! – die sich breit macht, wenn man seine Hemmungen hinter sich lässt.

“The Window” is a short comedy about the profound liberation – and pleasure! – that comes from letting go of inhibitions, embracing all of who you are and revealing your soul and yourself to the world.

Wings Of Love S X
24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
25.10., 16:30, Moviemento 2, “Gay Short Film Programme”
France, 2008, 4 minutes, Luc Notsnad & Bud Spencer, no dialogue
Wings Of Love
Ein junger Mann und eine Fliege teilen sich das Badezimmer.

A Cheesy / Romantic / Snuff / Zoophile / Porn / Movie.

Writers & Rockstars H X F
23.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1 “International Short Film Competition”
USA, 2007, 10 minutes, Madison Young, English original version
Writers & Rockstars
Den musikalischen Stil eines Rockmusikers erkennt man beim Sex – behauptet zumindest die junge Dichterin Madison, die hier aus ihrem reichen Erfahrungsschatz berichtet.

“After dating hundreds of musicians I’ve come to the conclusion that rockers play music the same way they fuck. Some like to play hard and fast and some slow and soft… What kind of rocker are you?” Young poetess Madison divulges her steamy sexual experiences with hot rock stars.
Abbreviations:

H = Heterosexual, S = Gay, L = Lesbian, T = Transgender,
NX = does not contain explicit sex scenes, X = contains explicit sex scenes,
D = documentary film, FT = Fetish, SW = Sexwork
(films on sex work and prostitution),
F = films made by female directors, A = animation

documentary films A-Z

Posted in documentary films A-Z by assistant2008 on October 1, 2008

DOCUMENTARY FILMS A-Z (http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Abbreviations:

H = Heterosexual, S = Gay, L = Lesbian, T = Transgender,
NX = does not contain explicit sex scenes, X = contains explicit sex scenes,
D = documentary film, FT = Fetish, SW = Sexwork
(films on sex work and prostitution),
F = films made by female directors, A = animation

America XXX: A Tribute To Sex And Rock ‘n Roll H X D FT
25.10., 16:30, Eiszeit 2
USA, 2002, 73 minutes, Kris Kramski, English original version
A Tribute To Sex And Rock 'n Roll
This visually and artistically outstanding film by French fashion photographer Kramski is a true avantgarde porn with a politically ambitious undertone. A blend between fiction and documentary, this remains a unique work that combines music and traditional glossy porn iconography with bizarre and transgressive scenarios.

Barcelona Sex Project H X F
26.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 2
Spanien, 2008, 110 minutes, Erika Lust, Spain original version with English subtitles
Barcelona Sex Project
Six portraits of true intimacy, personal interviews and real orgasms. “Barcelona Sex Project” is the latest production by Lust Films based on an original idea by Erika Lust. A feminist adult movie, created for women by women, the film discloses the private lives and sexuality of six individuals. The project is based on the conviction that women desire to know a person’s inner character (their beliefs, their character, their feelings, fears and passions) before becoming drawn to them on a sexually intimate level.

Blue H X D SW F
23.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2
Israel, 2007, 74 minutes, Maya Ne’emani, Hebrew original version with English subtitles
Blue
The documentary focuses on the lives of three Israeli porn actresses and follows them as they go through the uncensored stages of an adult film production. Pornography bears a strong connection to exploitation. Is it really so that we live in a world which allows one person to take advantage of other people’s personal problems, who feel they have no other choice but to sell their body for money? Or is it possible for women to work in the porn industry without being exploited?

Claudette T NX D SW F
25.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2
Switzerland, 2007, 63 minutes, Sylvie Cachin, French original version with English subtitles
Claudette
Claudette is an enthusiastic 60-something who is a prostitute and proud of it. Born a hermaphrodite, married and the granddad of a happy family, she lives her ambivalent life with panache. At an age when she should be hanging up her garter, Claudette embarks on a public campaign to defend the rights of prostitutes, risking discovery of the truth about her occupation by her own family and friends. This multifaceted portrait offers food for thought on the nature of gender identity, sexuality, love and individual freedom.

Die Heide ruft: Sexualbegleitung für Menschen mit Beeinträchtigungen H NX D SW F
26.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1, with “Want”
Germany, 2007, 60 minutes, Mirjam Mirwald, Danilo Vetter & Marius Zierold, German original version
Sexualbegleitung für Menschen mit Beeinträchtigungen
The documentary follows three people with learning difficulties (“mental disabilities”) during an erotic weekend workshop. It provides an in-depth discourse about sexuality and “disability” with professionals as well as the protagonists.

Durch die Nacht mit… Pierre Woodman & Brian Yuzna H NX D SW
26.10., 16:15, Moviemento 2, with Matthew Saliba’s “Vampyros Lesbos”
Germany, 2007, 52 minutes, Hasko Baumann, English original version
Durch die Nacht mit...   Pierre Woodman & Brian Yuzna
“One city, two artists, one night” is the formula for the meeting between the French pornographer Pierre Woodman and the American splatter director Brian Yuzna in Prague.

Geiler Scheiß – Ein Film über Jugendliche und Pornographie H NX D
Germany, 2008, 45 minutes, Medienprojekt Wuppertal, German original version
Geiler Scheiß - Ein Film über Jugendliche und Pornographie
In dem Dokumentarfilm reflektieren Jugendliche offen ihren unterschiedlichen Umgang mit Pornographie im Internet, auf DVDs, in Zeitschriften etc. Junge Pornographiekonsumenten, Experten und Kritiker kommen zu Wort. Im Mittelpunkt steht das Verhältnis zwischen Pornographie, Sexualität und Moralvorstellungen. Jugendliche mit sehr verschiedenem Umgang mit und Meinungen zu Pornographie wurden auf der Straße und in längeren Einzelinterviews befragt. Drei Jungen und drei Mädchen wurden geschlechtsgetrennt beim gemeinsamen Pornokonsum (DVDs, Magazine, Internet) dokumentiert und dieser anschließend reflektiert.

Im Zentrum stehen die Fragen, was Pornographie für Jugendliche bedeutet, das heißt, warum sie wie viel und was gucken bzw. nicht gucken und wie Pornographie auf sie wirkt. Welche Gefahren sehen sie für sich und andere und welche Bedeutung haben Altersbeschränkungen und Verbote für sie, in welchem Zusammenhang steht Pornographie zu ihrer eigenen Sexualität und wie sind die geschlechtsspezifischen Unterschiede. Pornographie wird (auch) moralisch, politisch und in Bezug auf das transportierte Menschen- und Frauenbild erörtert. Außerdem beschreibt und bewertet ein Sexualpädagoge den Pornokonsum bei Jugendlichen. Diese verwechselten in der Regel eben nicht Fiktion und Realität und seien “nicht doofer, verführbarer oder desorientierbarer als Erwachsene.”

Happy Video Privat H L T X
23.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 2
Happy Video Privat
Festival-Auswahl

Germany, 1980-2005, 75 minutes, Harry S. Morgan, German original version:
Birgit + Steffen aus Leipzig – Faustfick in Sachsen H X

aus “Leder Dildos, nasse Fotzen”
Esther aus Osnabrück – Bis zum letzten Tropfen H X

aus “…die geilen Schätzchen aus der Nachbarschaft”
Eva + Miro aus Wuppertal – Liebeslust im Zug H X

aus “Germany wie es leibt und liebt”
Karin + Ina aus Osnabrück – Harry ist sprachlos… L T X

aus “Pipi auf Karl-Heinz”
Silke + Marco aus Viersen – Anale Leidenschaft H X

aus “Orgasmus Spiele”
The German Harry S. Morgan started filming the private sex lives of Germany in the mid eighties. We screen a selection from his “Happy Video Privat” series. The sex scenes are preceded by interviews with the protagonists. All films and interviews are in German.

Herzfeuer (Heartfire) H T L NX D FT F
25.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2
Germany, 1993, 104 minutes, Mischka Popp & Thomas Bergmann, German original version with English subtitles

Herzfeuer
We took a trip through German bedrooms. We talked to single people and couples, young and old people all over the country about love, sex and erotic dreams, obsessions and hidden desires. No peep show, no lurid prying under the covers, no educational doctor games, but inquisitive provocative, solid and very open conversations. This is not merely another contribution to the mass of sex-guides, no DIY for eroticists, but an unsettling film from the sensual world. All contributors have one thing in common: an amazing directness and the courage of self recognition.

La nudité toute nue NX D
24.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1, with “Alex And Her Arse Truck”
Frankreich, 2007, 52 minutes, Olivier Nicklaus, französische original version with English subtitles

La nudité toute nue
On the front pages, during protest actions, in the cinema and at fitness centres, we increasingly face all sorts of human nakedness. Serious yet witty, this documentary uncovers the bare facts of the contemporary nude, from its performative and transgressive manifestations (Internet, strip tease, pornography, streaking) to its internalized almost spiritual expression (therapeutic forms such as naturism, yoga, naked trekking). The interviewees agreed to respond to the director’s questions, revealing the naked truth about the matter and making “La nudité toute nue” the first nudocumentary in cinema history.

Larry Flynt – The Right To Be Left Alone H NX D SW F
24.10., 20:15, Moviemento 2
USA, 2007, 81 minutes, Joan Brooker-Marks, English original version mit deutschen Untertiteln

Larry Flynt - The Right To Be Left Alone
Both hero and villain, both purveyor of pornography and tireless civil rights advocate, the always controversial publisher of Hustler magazine Larry Flynt is the subject of Joan Brooker-Marks’ tell-all documentary “Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone”. In a timely response to a current political situation where the fundamental civil rights of Americans are being challenged, the film offers an eye-opening and authoritative overview of Flynt’s long-standing struggles to expand the parameters of free speech and expose the hypocrisy of this country’s elected leaders. The documentary focuses on the self-confessed smut peddler’s usually contentious entanglements with politics – from his precedent-setting Supreme Court case against evangelist and adulterer Jerry Falwell, to his prison sentence for refusing to name his source for the tapes documenting FBI entrapment. “Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone” also profiles Flynt’s confrontation of the current administration of George W. Bush on the issues of civil liberties and government transparency as Flynt sued Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon for press access to the battlefield in Iraq.

Nina H X D SW
25.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1
France, 2007, 75 minutes, Thibault Staib, French original version with English subtitles

Nina
Nina and Sophie are two very different young women who are caught in the same body and mind. Nina is the porn star, while Sophie is the nice girl from next door. For two years, Nina took over Sophie’s everyday life. Nina took one job after another to finally fulfil her dream of becoming a porn star. She was hoping that the job would allow her to climb the social ladder, pay off her debts and gain recognition and love. But being an actress is a very tough job. Contrary to what people imagine, shooting a porn film is not only a pleasure, it can actually be quite painful for body and mind. One day, Sophie decided to have the upper hand, kick out Nina and stop shooting.
I met Nina at this turning point of our respective lives. Through my looking, both watchful and dumbstruck, I observed this woman managing a real metamorphosis. Then Sophie started writing an autobiography with the title “I Do Assume”: it was her opportunity to face Nina and to clarify the situation with her, but also to draw the attention of her peers. Step by step, our relationship became a love story. A unique and striking rebirth happened before my eyes. Also, with Sophie’s agreement and complicity, I shot her everyday life, our everyday life, to permit her to tell her story freely. For six months, I followed and questioned her to uncover the reasons that pushed her into this singular job. Quickly, I understood that nobody enters the porn industry by chance, neither for pleasure. All along our interviews and walks, the film found its line by itself: Sophie was writing to understand herself better, and I was filming to comprehend her better.
From introspection to autobiography, from assumed exhibitionism to daily life intimacy, the film stands for an impressionist narration built like an identity in re-composition. A story where drollness hides toughness, and obviousness buries contradiction. An unconcealed disorder where emotions jostle together until the portrait ends, before regaining a form of harmony.

Science Of Horror – If The Chainsaw Was A Penis (Science of Horror – Wenn die Kettensäge zum Penis wird) D
24.10., 20:15, Eiszeit 1
Germany, 2008, 81 minutes, Katharina Klewinghaus, English original version with German subtitles

Science Of Horror - If The Chainsaw Was A Penis
Horror films are pornographic and eroticise the abject. Yet, they relieve, they are humorous and challenge cultural taboos. “Science Of Horror” is the first documentary to analyze horror film from the perspective of feminist film critique. Carol Clover discovers the “final girl” in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, an androgynous but clearly feminine hero. Therewith, Clover delivers an essential formula of the genre and the foundation for further assumptions. Women are horror’s favourite victims but also its heroes. The phallus, indicator of social power, becomes a flexible object in horror: The chainsaw in the “final girl’s” hands allows a different look on the cultural norms of Western societies – the genre undermines heterosexual attribution. It is with that theory in mind, that Judith Halberstam develops a queer reading of the genre and illustrates along the “Chucky” series how explicitly sexuality runs through horror and which sexual vicissitudes the genre offers. Those theoretic assumptions are proven with citations from well-known horror films and confronted with statements of renowned filmmakers. Thus, the documentary is the first to lead a discourse between film theory and film practice. Wes Craven, John Carpenter and Tom Savini comment on their films and their fans. Bruce Campbell explains why he depicts a male victim in the “Evil Dead” movies. Joe Hill criticizes “torture porn” because of its shallowness, whereas Neil Marshall elucidates why “The Descent” consciously plays with audience’s expectations. The documentary concludes that there is more to the genre than the sum of its effects. Horror is utterly unique.

Secret Museums NX D
24.10., 16:15, Moviemento 2
Belgium, 2008, 76 minutes, Peter Woditsch, original version with English subtitles

Secret Museums
A documentary looking at the phenomena of hidden erotic art. These pieces are kept in bank safes, hidden behind strong walls and secret doors of the Vatican, lying in special depots of the Louvre-Museum, in special rooms of universities and the British Library or – in private houses. They are erotic, they are art and they have been created by the most known artists and yet only few experts know about these treasures.
In this documentary we are tracking down lost and forgotten treasures of fascinating art. We examine the question how art can be so powerful that it needs to be destroyed, hidden and ignored in our world where all kinds of erotica can be found at any newspaper stand, on TV, DVD and the Internet? It is a subject that few of us know much about, but which has implications for all.

Wrangler: Anatomy Of An Icon H S NX D SW
26.10., 16:30, Eiszeit 2
USA, 2008, 90 minutes, Jeffrey Schwartz, English original version

Anatomy Of An Icon
There have been dozens of gay porn stars, but only one Jack Wrangler. Bursting onto the scene in the early ’70s, he wasn’t the typical obscure object of desire but a full-bodied, self-confident stud. Buff, masculine and clearly comfortable in his own skin, Wrangler was more than just a hot guy to fantasize about – he was a role model. With a screen persona that blended virility with a sly eye for fun, Wrangler was the first out actor to show how a gay man could be strong, secure and lustful. In this entertaining oral history of the ground-breaking 70′s, the self-aware (and self-deprecating) Wrangler describes his journey from skinny Beverly Hills brat (his hard-to-please father was a production exec on “Bonanza”) to aspiring actor to a brand name with a product line. Fans from Chi Chi LaRue to Marc Shaiman to Bruce Vilanch drop by to recall the heady days of gay movie houses and to sing Jack’s praises. Rounding out the package are a wealth of clips of Wrangler strutting his stuff in vintage films. Proving that there are second – and third – acts in American life, Wrangler successfully made the jump to straight porn and, in recent years, established himself as a serious director of serious theatre. The most surprising turn in Wrangler’s iconoclastic life, however, was meeting and wooing songbird Margaret Whiting. Creative and vital, and as unconcerned as ever with the limits others would place on him, Jack Wrangler is still a role model.
Abbreviations:

H = Heterosexual, S = Gay, L = Lesbian, T = Transgender,
NX = does not contain explicit sex scenes, X = contains explicit sex scenes,
D = documentary film, FT = Fetish, SW = Sexwork
(films on sex work and prostitution),
F = films made by female directors, A = animation

feature films A-Z

Posted in feature films A-Z by assistant2008 on October 1, 2008

FEATURE FILMS A-Z (http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Abbreviations:

H = Heterosexual, S = Gay, L = Lesbian, T = Transgender,
NX = does not contain explicit sex scenes, X = contains explicit sex scenes,
D = documentary film, FT = Fetish, SW = Sexwork
(films on sex work and prostitution),
F = films made by female directors, A = animation

A Gun For Jennifer NX
26.10., 22:30, Eiszeit 2
USA, 1996, 91 minutes, Todd Morris, English original version with German subtitles

A Gun For Jennifer
A gang of raped women takes revenge against the chauvinist, violent male world around them.

A Night At The Adonis S X
26.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1
USA, 1977, 83 minutes, Jack Deveau, English original version

“A Night At The Adonis” tracks Jack Wrangler’s night of sexploits at the titular Adonis Theatre, a notorious Times Square movie house. It strikes a successful balance between romantic comedy and nasty man-on-man action, not lacking in thick plot. The film opens with an establishing shot of the Adonis coming to life, its neon lights shimmering in the late evening twilight as the employees go about checking out the facilities.

Bacchanale H S X
24.10., 16:00, Moviemento 1
USA, 1970/2006, 65 minutes, John & Lem Amero, no dialogue

Bacchanale
In the year 1970 the brothers John and Lem Amero presented one of the most extraordinary sex films of the 70′s. In a surreal conglomerate of explicit pornography and psychedelic dream sequences, they penetrated deep into the core of the zeitgeist and with the help of many multicolored filters they created a cinematic trip beyond all comparisons.
To pay homage to this underground cult film, 57 audio artists set themselves at the behest of the New York Art Collective Monkey Town to re-interpret it and sew a new sonic garment on its entire body.
The result is amazing: Not only does it boost the intoxicating character of “Bacchanale” to an immense degree, but also through the various themes of the musical background, there emerges a collection of 57 short, totally different miniatures, that in the end make a whole. Bacchanale 2006 – it is more than a film, it is an experience!

The Bad Luck Betties H X
22.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1
USA, 2008, 123 minutes, Winkytiki, English original version

The Bad Luck Betties
When four aspiring starlets find themselves in the seedy underbelly of show business, their dreams of stardom turn into a living hell. Once deemed “damaged goods”, they end up fending for themselves on the margins of society.

Now hardened, restless and with an insatiable appetite for revenge and ultra violence, they take control of “Transaction Junction”, the main intersection used by the purveyors of vice to supply Hollywood’s demand for contraband. Their lucrative racket is at risk when the completion of the freeway bypass threatens to take away their control of their “Hollywood connection”. No one gets in or out without paying their dues!! These vixens had nothing to loose and everything to gain!!

Dankon – The Man S NX
26.10., 22:15, Moviemento 2, mit “M2M Eyeball”
Japan, 1998, 60 minutes, SONO Sion, no dialogue

Dankon - The Man
An urban fable about a gay police man and a serial killer – an early pink film from one of Japan’s most innovative film makers.

Daughter Of Darkness (Mie men can an zhi nie sha) L NX
25.10., 22:15, Moviemento 2
Hongkong, 1993, 96 minutes, Ivan Lai Kai-Ming, Chinese original version with English subtitles

After being raped by her father, teenager Mak Wei-Fong plots revenge against her abusive family who kept silent. Police suspect a young teenager who was horrifically abused by her family and raped by her father of finally snapping and slaughtering them all.

The Doll Underground H X
24.10., 20:00, Eiszeit 1
26.10., 16:00, Moviemento 1
USA, 2008, 112 minutes, Eon McKai, English original version

The Doll Underground
Inspired by the late 60s activist-turned-militant Leftist collective, The Weathermen, the Doll Underground are here to wake up our day-dreaming nation from the financial dictatorship that continues to crush it. Lead by Dorrn Adorn, these sexually-charged revolutionaries take refuge in LA’s now entombed Belmont Tunnel. Outfitted in Lolita Gothic uniforms and strapped with home-made explosives, the Dolls plot to take down the Owners by any means necessary.

Edward Penishands H X
24.10., 22:15, Eiszeit 1, with “Filthy”
USA, 1991, 83 minutes, Paul Norman, English original version

A trashy, pornographic homage to Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” and a true party film.

Feeling It!
26.10., 22:15, Moviemento 1
Great Britain, 2007/2008, 70 minutes, Petra Joy, English original version

Feeling It!
Award winning director Petra Joy continues her sensual revolution of the adult movie genre by creating art-core rather than hard-core erotica. Her third erotic film “Feeling it” celebrates intimacy, sensuality and ecstasy. The focus is on female pleasure. The film is based on Petra’s motto “Feeling it, not faking it!” and features players who enjoy a genuine sensual chemistry rather than putting on an act for the cameras. The vignettes are based on female fantasies that women from all over the world shared with Petra. This movie is a visual erotic feast that aims to inspire, excite and liberate beyond the clichés of mainstream porn that leave most women cold. Petra is proud to promote safe sex and feature a multinational cast. We hope you enjoy watching the lovers experiencing breathtaking orgasms as much as we loved filming them. May this film bring pleasure to you!

Fisting Underground Berlin, Part 1 S X
26.10., 20:30, Eiszeit 1
USA, 2008, ca. 90 minutes, Matthias von Fistenberg, no dialogue

Fisting Underground Berlin, Part 1
While the sex technique of fisting horrifies many, women (straight and lesbian) discover the pleasure of vaginal fisting more and more. Anal fisting, mostly practiced among gay men, is highly underrated as a solely rough and brutal play. In “Fisting Underground, Part 1″ we’re able to see the most sensitive and devoted side of gay men. Surprisingly cocks don’t play such a big role in this, so we see the actors in an almost female way of engaging in the highest intimacy – interesting not only for gay men but for all women who’ve been curious about fisting lately.

Forced Entry H X
23.10., 22:30, Moviemento 3
USA, 1973, 82 minutes, Shaun Costello, English original version
with an introduction by Stefan Höltgen (Bonn)

A traumatised war veteran turns into a brutal rapist and serial killer until he meets two hippie girls who shake up his world and show him sexual liberation.

George Bataille’s Story of the Eye H L S X FT
23.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2
25.10., 16:15, Eiszeit 1
USA, 2004, 81 minutes, Andrew Repasky McElhinney, English original version

George Bataille's Story of the Eye
“Arranging narrative is a bourgeois mania” – director McElhinney makes it clear in his very loose adaptation of George Batailles’ famous/infamous “Story of the Eye” that the “story” here is not his primary concern. In loosely linked, enigmatic episodes, he explores the world of the scandalous author. With the prologue of documented scenes of a child birth, he gives the viewers some biographical details about Bataille through a voice over, just to be able to later leave them on their own in a ride through themes, patterns and other elements of Bataille’s work, that always dealt with sexuality, power, intoxication, delimitation and transgression. Only few isolated excerpts help with the classification of what is presented, which wildly oscillates between pornography and experimental art. McElhinney denies to fulfill the pragmatic function of pornography by not addressing a clearly defined target audience: The three erotic episodes of the “Story of the Eye” show a gay, a lesbian and a heterosexual encounter, with various fetishes are being addressed. A film against the narrow-minded mentality, a film for an audience in the mood for an adventure – a film, that even Bataille would have liked!

Hell’s Kittens. A Vampire Supermodel Love Story (Director’s Cut) H X
25.10., 22:15, Eiszeit 1
USA, 2008, 82 minutes, Joe Gallant, English original version

Hell's Kittens. A Vampire Supermodel Love Story
Vapid model-trash find themselves fucked, bitten and turned by a new race of future-humans. The government is hot on everyone’s trail, eager to wipe out this new breed. Anarchist polemic and hot, nasty, anal / atm throughout…

Homopunx S X
24.10., 18:15, Moviemento 3
Germany, 2008, 112 minutes, Jörg Andreas, English original version

Homopunx
Handsome young Frenchman Brice is visiting Berlin. He stays in a sexy shared flat and his new flatmates party and fuck all night. The next day they take him along to a porno photoshoot, where even shy Brice gets a share of the hot boy action.

In Search Of The Wild Kingdom L X F
23.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1, with “Beautiful Agony”
26.10., 22:15, Xenon, with “Beautiful Agony”
USA, 2006, 60 minutes, Shine Louise Huston, English original version

In Search Of The Wild Kingdom
“In Search Of The Wild Kingdom” is a mock-documentary that playfully explores the limits of sexual orientation. “Award-winning documentary maker” Georgia Mann comes to San Francisco to produce her new film, “Lesbians of San Francisco” … and proceeds to violate every single rule of documentary film making, crew management, and perhaps even the law. At the end, she’s not a bit closer to understanding what lesbianism really is (although her crew makes some discoveries of their own). And, of course, we’re treated to some very hot sex along the way.
Shot with intimacy, honesty, and a sense of humor “In Search Of The Wild Kingdom” continues Shine Louise Houston’s explorations of the fluidity of gender and sexuality, while serving as a strong tonic for those tired of cookie-cutter porn.

Island Fever H X
25.10., 22:30, Moviemento 3
Czech Republic, 2003, 90 minutes, Tom Herold, English original version

Island Fever
“Island Fever” travels to sensual and mysterious Ibiza to experience life amidst the island’s feverish landscapes. Director Tom Herold (“Fucker Takes All”, Pornfilmfestival 2006) uses the island’s magic to weave together a tale of passion, intrigue and non-stop sun-soaked sex. From poolside passion to steamy sexual encounters on a luxurious yacht, Herold makes great use of his backdrops and his gorgeous tanned cast. “Island Fever” follows the story of a struggling writer (played by Herold) who can’t decide what kind of story to write to portray his beloved island, Ibiza. Through his indecision, we get treated to a host of different sex fantasy scenarios.

Japan Japan S X FT
26.10., 20:15, Eiszeit 1, mit “Pathways”
Israel / USA / Germany, 2007, 65 minutes, Lior Shamriz, Hebrew original version with English subtitles

Japan Japan
The movie tells the story of Imri who at 19 goes to live in Tel Aviv, but dreams of moving to Japan. Through his relationships and encounters and in diverse cinematic tools, we are introduced to the young man’s life. An exploration of living in the exotic city of Tel Aviv is presented through a hero who is himself in the midst of exploring his own choice of an exotic place. A unique correlation is formed between the hero’s misconception of Japan and ours of him. The movie was constructed by both improvised and pre-scripted scenes, as required by the nature of each scene.

Johan S X
24.10., 22:30, Eiszeit 2
France, 1976, 90 minutes, Philippe Vallois, French original version with English subtitles

Johan
Johan was supposed to be the main actor in a movie, but he is in jail right now. So the director searches for a substitute for Johan in the gay scene of Paris in the 1970s, only to come to the conclusion that the beautiful, mysterious Johan can’t be substituted.

John S X F
24.10., 16:30, Moviemento 3
25.10., 22:15, Xenon
New Zealand, 2006, 86 minutes, Astrid Glitter, English original version

John
John is a regular kiwi guy who’s tired of one-night stands. Men just want to shoot and leave, when John really just wants to have someone to love. An array of curious characters surround John’s life – Rebecca, the jealous flatmate, Leigh with his “bag of tricks”, straight workmate Andy and hirsute Bill; bisexual friend Steve and his accomodating fiancée Joanna who lets him have sex with men, and Hunter, the stripper, with Darius, his driver.
“John” is the first XXX gay release 100% made in New Zealand – it’s a real story, with realistic characters, plots, a generous amount of gay sex scenes and a rocking soundtrack including ska, punk, jazz, metal, electronica and easy listening.

The Lost Door H L X
23.10., 18:30, Moviemento 3
France, 2007, 119 minutes, Roy Stuart, French original version with English subtitles

The Lost Door
Frenzy, lust, obsession and trauma come together in this visionary film: Christina is accused of murdering her boyfriend Marc and is questioned again and again by the young psychologist Catherine in a mental hospital. Christine’s memories, hallucinations and stream of consciousness draw the psychologist closer and force her to face her hidden desires.

Mu Zi Mei L H NX F
26.10., 20:00, Moviemento 1, with the winner Blue Movie Award
China / USA, 2007, 97 minutes, Shadow Gao, Chinese original version with English subtitles

Mu Zi Mei
“An underground hero to China’s youth. Mu Zi Mei’s story is an emblem of the sexual revolution in China” wrote the Washington Post about this surprising and refreshing film about the young Chinese blogger Mu Zi Mei whose fame became bigger than life. With her careless attitude and gigantic self-confidence the famous girl collects lovers and the stories about their sexual failures. As the closing film of the festival “Mu Zi Mei” contains all the essential aspects of the Pornfilmfestival.

My Israeli Platoon S X
23.10., 22:15, Xenon
25.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1
Israel, 2008, 60 minutes, Roy Raz, Hebrew original version with English subtitles

My Israeli Platoon
Five stories based on the director’s experience in the Israeli army illustrate what really happens behind the scenes of one of the strongest army forces in the world. Through the events that unravel in this film, taking place in an army base in the South of the country and also in Tel Aviv, we get to see a darker side of the IDF. From the first day in the base until the first weekend at home, through some hard moments in the long weeks of service and with narration by the director himself, this semi porn-documentary shows that three years in the Israeli army cannot be that bad…

Not The Bradys XXX H X
23.10., 22:30, Eiszeit 2
USA, 2007, 90 minutes, Will Ryder, English original version

Not the Bradys XXX
Faced with financial difficulties at home due to slow business at his architectural firm, Mike and his wife Carol reluctantly tell the kids that the entire household will be on a budget for the next few months until business picks up again and the cash crisis ends. The kids get together and decide to help out by taking on odd jobs, holding car washes and pitching in wherever they can to help save the family house from bank foreclosure. Mayhem ensues especially when Marcia unwittingly applies for a job as a model and finds out she’s about to star in an adult movie. Based on the popular TV series “The Brady Bunch”, this is “Parody Porn” at its best.

Notre Secret S X
23.10., 20:15, Eiszeit 1
Frankreich, 2008, 100 minutes, Menoboy, French original version with English subtitles

Notre Secret
Ayshan finally proposes to his girlfriend Gwen. Her gay best friend Marco has secret fantasies about Ayshan and is set to get him, whatever the cost.

Ole Ege – The Naughty Boy (Ole Ege den grimme dreng) H X D
24.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, with “Pornography – A Musical”
Danmark, 1996, 83 minutes, Torben Skjødt Jensen, Danish original version with English subtitles

Ole Ege - The Naughty Boy (Ole Ege den grimme dreng)
When Denmark legalised pornography in 1969, Danish filmmaker Ole Ege led the way, pushing the boundaries of acceptability to the limit. This documentary profiles Ege’s life and work, and examines how a previously prudish society reacted to the sudden advent of total freedom.

Ole Ege passionately professes eroticism – the girls, their forms and their nature. He sharply distinguishes between eroticism and pornography, but due to increasing competition, Ole Ege started Color Climax porno films, where he not only filmed girls, but now also let men appear. As this developed in the direction of hard core pornography, Ole Ege stopped as this was not his field.

Pornography – A Musical (Pornografi – en musical) H X
24.10., 22:00, Moviemento 1, with “Ole Ege – The Naughty Boy”
Danmark, 1971, 54 minutes, Ole Ege, no dialogue

Pornography - A Musical (Pornografi - en musical)
The film is composed of a series of explicit short films from the times when the ladies had hair between their legs: “Crazy Strip” (1970), “Dream Girl (Drømmepigen)” (1966), “Three Lively Girls (3 raske piger)” (1964), “A Jolly Shave (En lystig barbering)” (1964), “Harem” (1968), “The American Girl (Amerikanerinden)” (1970), “Ilse” (1969), “Spanking” (1970), “Group Sex (Gruppes sex)” (1969) and “Springtime In Tivoli (Forår i Tivoli)” (1969). With music by the jazz musicians Dexter Gordon and the Kenny Drews Trio, recorded in Kopenhagen’s famous Jazzhus Montmartre.

Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls L X FT F
24.10., 22:15, Xenon
25.10., 22:30, Eiszeit 2
France, 2008, 80 minutes, Maria Beatty, English original version

Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls
After the Third World War and global warming have transformed the planet into a desert, what remains? Two post-apocalyptic cowgirls in leather and Stetsons! A delicious submissive hitchhikes on a bleak Arizona highway. A car stops. A tough exotic amazon with a gun and boots invites her into the car. The chemistry between these two sexy, dangerous lesbian chicks is gonna make you hotter than the desert sun. They spank, fist-fuck, lick and play with boots, guns, snakes, and cacti in the dust. Their sex is a dripping wet oasis from the heat! Lydia Lunch’s voiceover commentary adds another dimension.

SMS Sugar Man H NX SW
24.10., 18:00, Moviemento 1
South Africa, 2008, 80 minutes, Aryan Kaganof, English original version

SMS Sugar Man
“I cannot remember when I last watched a film with my eyes SO WIDE OPEN. I looked in the mirror afterwards and my eyes were bloodshot: I had hardly blinked. Philosophically, this film has eclipsed the existentialist novelist Kafka, when, lost in the labyrinth, he searched for meaning through the morass of bureaucracy getting nowhere. Here Kaganof (author, director, painter, poet) searches for meaning by plumbing the depths of the male psyche, and gets everywhere. Modern Jungian analysts would have a field day in recognising the various aspects of the psyche: the multiple levels of the animus and anima, revealed with such dramatic comprehension. Put bluntly, “SMS Sugar Man” is a cinematic masterpiece of its time, its place: which happens to be Johannesburg, South Africa.” (Helge Janssen)
http://kaganof.com/kagablog/category/films/sms-sugar-man/

Solos S NX
26.10., 18:15, Moviemento 2, with “Sex By Nationality”
Singapur, 2007, 68 minutes, Zihan Loo & Kan Lume, no dialogue

Solos
This mysterious, inventive film from Singapore uses a taboo subject – the sexual relationship between a male teacher and male student – to explore the fallout from an all-consuming love affair. Inspired by true events, “Solos” was banned in its home country for sexual explicitness and tells its story from a distance, giving its characters, who remain nameless, an iconic feel.

What makes “Solos” most radical to 21st century audiences is precisely what makes it cinematic to the core: There is no dialogue. But it would be incorrect to call the film silent, as it makes full use of ambient noise, creating an aural atmosphere that equals the striking digital cinematography. Most of the film is shot in static long-shot, making the silence of the characters palpable and their emotions raw. Though it focuses largely on the prolonged breakup of the student and teacher, the film gives much of its weight to the boy’s mother, who acutely feels the loss of her son. Scenes of the teacher and student having sex, arguing and eating are juxtaposed with scenes of the mother, alone and in her omnipresent nightgown, retreating deeper into her world of isolation and melancholy.

Co-directors Kan Lume and Zihan Loo (who wrote the screenplay and also plays the student) demonstrate a flair for poetic imagery, deadpan humor and, most importantly, profound sympathy for their characters.

Tearoom
25.10., 20:15, Eiszeit 1, with “The Fall Of Communism As Seen In Gay Pornography”
USA, 1962/2007, 56 minutes, William E. Jones, silent

Tearoom
“Tearoom” consists of footage shot by the police in the course of a crackdown on public sex in the American Midwest. In the summer of 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio Police Department photographed men in a restroom under the main square of the city. The cameramen hid in a closet and watched the clandestine activities through a two-way mirror. The film they shot was used in court as evidence against the defendants, all of whom were found guilty of sodomy, which at that time carried a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in the state penitentiary. The original surveillance footage shot by the police came into the possession of director William E. Jones while he was researching this case for a documentary project. The unedited scenes of ordinary men of various races and classes meeting to have sex were so powerful that the director decided to present the footage with a minimum of intervention. “Tearoom” is a radical example of film presented “as found” for the purpose of circulating historical images that have otherwise been suppressed.

Tears Of Ecstasy (Ekusutashi no namida: Chiin) S NX
24.10., 16:30, Eiszeit 2, with “Sex Brain Melody (Ep. 2)”
Japan, 1995, 60 minutes, OKI Hiroyuki, Japanese original version with English subtitles

Tears Of Ecstasy
An experimentally deconstructed version of a pink sex film, including psychedelic escapades and a sound track by John Zorn.

Three Days of Darkness (Tatlong Araw Ng Kadiliman) L NX
25.10., 16:15, Moviemento 2
Philippinen, 2007, 90 minutes, Khavn De La Cruz, Tagalog original version with English subtitles

Three Days of Darkness
Armageddon stretches into three long days, trapping three women in a house as darkness shrouds over the world and fulfils the doomsday prophecy. As they claw and feel their way around the ominous old house, the women are confounded with their demons within and the demons unleashed on earth. The suffocating, palpable dark turns every second into an agonizing eternity and they are catapulted into choosing between ways to combat their mortal dread – turning to religion for any desperate hope of redemption or satiating their lustful desires for one another in what could be their last remaining hours.

Tokyo X Erotica H NX
23.10., 22:15, Moviemento 2
Japan, 2001, 78 minutes, ZEZE Takahisa, Japanese original version with German subtitles

Tokyo X Erotica
A philosophically profound meditation about sex and death: young Kenji dies in a gift gas attack while his girl friend, prostitute Haruka, is strangled to death. More than ten years later the two meet again, searching for a future beyond ecstasy and violence.

Uncle’s Paradise (Ojisan Tengoku) H NX
24.10., 22:15, Moviemento 2, with “RAN-Easter”
Japan 2006, 64 minutes, IMAOKA Shinji, Japanese original version with German subtitles

Uncle's Paradise
Haruo’s uncle Takashi moves in with him. Whenever he gets tired, he will take any woman available and takes his nephew along on a bizarre trip into sexual hell.

Vampire Diary L NX
23.10., 22:15, Eiszeit 2
Great Britain, 2007, 90 minutes, Mark James & Phil O’Shea, English original version with German subtitles

Vampire Diary
Holly is shooting a documentary about London’s neo vampire scene when she meets the mysterious Vicky, who claims to be a real vampire. Holly is intrigued and falls for Vicky, with all the blood red consequences…

Vampyres L NX
26.10., 20:15, Eiszeit 1
Great Britain, 1974, 87 minutes, José Ramón Larraz, English original version

Vampyres
A large mansion and the surrounding woodland are for sale. For some reason, it is difficult to sell it… Two female vampires ensnare male and female victims with their sexy bodies, then chew their blood the old way. When an American Lady fights back, they team-up against her…

This Hammer-flavored gothic outing (originally titled “Daughters Of Dracula”) involves the sanguinary exploits of two female vampires who bed down together in a queen-sized coffin by day and seduce male and female victims by moonlight, leading to lots of steamy soft-core sex scenes followed by copious amounts of the red stuff. One of their victims falls in love with Moore, even as he grows increasingly anemic due to her nutritional requirements. Moody photography and lush sets enhance the film’s fatally hedonistic atmosphere, and the stars assay temptingly feline performances that render their characters’ seductive powers chillingly real. This was a late entry in the European “lesbian vampire” sub-genre, a 1970s phenomenon made popular by such filmmakers as Jean Rollin and Jess Franco that made a comeback in the late 1990s.

Voyeur H X
25.10., 18:15, Eiszeit 1
USA, 1985, 77 minutes, Chuck Vincent, English original version

Voyeur
In “Voyeur”, Wrangler plays a lawyer entangled in the world of crime and desire. Director Chuck Vincent managed to create in the last film of his lifetime a high production value almost Hollywood-like piece that artistically combines the world of classical crime films and hot porn.

Where Your Heart Should Be S X
25.10., 18:30, Moviemento 3
26.10., 22:15, Eiszeit 1
USA, 2008, 70 minutes, Todd Verow, English original version

Where Your Heart Should Be
The movie follows an ex-United States Marine (X) who for his 25th birthday plans a no-holds barred gang bang in which he gets fucked by any guy who shows up. Meanwhile filmmaker Todd’s own relationship is collapsing as he himself has darker and darker fantasies. Both X and Todd are from Maine.

Abbreviations:

H = Heterosexual, S = Gay, L = Lesbian, T = Transgender,
NX = does not contain explicit sex scenes, X = contains explicit sex scenes,
D = documentary film, FT = Fetish, SW = Sexwork
(films on sex work and prostitution),
F = films made by female directors, A = animation

Herzlich Willkommen !

Posted in Info by assistant2008 on October 1, 2008

3. Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2008

Unterhaltsam, horizonterweiternd, lustig, schamlos, verblüffend und sexy – und schon zum 3. Mal in der Stadt! Während draußen der Winter naht, wird es vom 22.-26.10.2008 in den Kinos Moviemento, Eiszeit und Xenon immer wieder heiß, denn dann gastiert dort das 3. Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2008!

Seit 2006 hat es sich das Pornfilmfestival Berlin auf die Fahnen geschrieben, den cineastischen Sex aus der Schmuddelecke herauszuholen – und die vielfältigen Erscheinungsformen der filmischen Fleischeslust auf die große Leinwand zu bringen. Bereits 2006 und 2007 entstand so eine bunte Vielfalt unterschiedlichster künstlerischer Herangehensweisen an die großen Themen um Körper, Lust, Liebe und Sexualität. Auch die 2008er Auslese unseres Programms beginnt, dem Thema entsprechend, mit einem big bang: Bereits zur Eröffnung zeigt die Pulp-Fiction-Retroporno-Phantasmagorie »The Bad Luck Betties« des amerikanischen Alt.Porn-Autorenfilmers Winkytiki, was Porno so alles sein kann: sexy und clever, lustig, und immer wieder auf überraschende Weise gegen den Mainstream-Strich gebürstet.

Dieses Jahr findet zum dritten Mal der Internationale Kurzfilmwettbewerb statt, der Blue Movie Award ist dotiert mit einem Preisgeld von 500 Euro. Die internationale Jury ist hochkarätig besetzt mit der bekannten Berliner Schauspielerin Susanne Sachsse, dem New Yorker Regisseur Joe Gallant und der Pariser Regisseurin und Photographin Manon des Gryeux. Ausserdem wird der maleflixx.tv Award für den besten schwulen Film des gesamten Festivals vergeben.

Unser Spielfilmprogramm bietet unter anderem neue Filme wie Eon McKais »The Doll Underground«, Todd Verows »Where Your Heart Should Be« und Maria Beattys »Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls« sowie das Spielfilmdebüt »The Lost Door« des renommierten Kunstfotografen Roy Stuart. Außerdem zeigen wir die »Brady Bunch«-Parodie »Not The Bradys XXX« und den radikalen Avantgarde-Porno von Kris Kramski »America XXX«. Der Abschlussfilm »Mu Zi Mei« zeigt ein aufregendes Bild der aktuellen sexuellen Revolution in China.

Im Dokumentarfilmprogramm läuft unter anderem die Deutschlandpremiere von »Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone«, dem einzigartig intimen Portrait des Hustler-Gründers und Aktivisten für die Pressefreiheit von Joan Brooker-Marks. Außerdem gibt es zwei sehr unterschiedliche Frauen zu entdecken: die Hermaphroditin und Prostituierte Claudette in dem Schweizer Beitrag »Claudette« von Sylvie Cachin sowie das sehr persönliche Portrait über die junge Pornodarstellerin »Nina« des Franzosen Thibault Staib. Ein breit gefächertes Kurzfilmprogramm bietet etwas für jeden Geschmack, inklusive des beliebten »Fun Porn« Programms.

Wir bieten dieses Jahr eine Reihe von Themenschwerpunkten. Eine spannende Verbindung gehen die 2 Genres Pornographie und Splatterfilm ein. Katharina Klewinghaus’ Dokumentarfilm »Science of Horror – If The Chainsaw Was A Penis« sowie ein Vortrag von Stefan Höltgen (Bonn) dienen dabei als Leitfaden durch unser SplatterPornSpecial – dessen Reichtum sich dann vom vergessenen Meisterwerk »Forced Entry« bis zum unglaublichen Trash von »Edward Penishands« in unseren Spätvorstellungen entdecken lässt. Vom Horrorkino ist es dann nicht mehr weit bis zu den Lesbian Vampires, denen in diesem Jahr ebenfalls eine kleine Filmreihe gewidmet ist. Den Mutationen spüren wir in drei höchst unterschiedlichen Beiträgen von den 70er Jahren bis heute nach. Das Spectrum Asia zeigt mit Filmen aus Japan, Hongkong, Singapur und den Philippinen den ästhetischen wie inhaltlichen Reichtum des asiatischen Sexfilms auf. Dabei freuen wir uns, Werke von international renommierten Filmemachern wie SONO Sion, ZEZE Takahisa oder Khavn de la Cruz zeigen zu können. Aus der weiten Ferne in die (deutschen) Schlafzimmer – dorthin nämlich sucht unser Themenschwerpunkt Sex privat vorzudringen und zu erforschen, wie es denn wirklich zugeht bei uns und unseren Nachbarinnen unter der Decke. Dass es dabei manchmal zu überraschenden Ergebnissen kommt, steht außer Frage – und zeigt sich etwa im historischen Querschnitt durch das Schaffen von Harry S. Morgan, seit über 20 Jahren rasender Reporter und Dokumentarist sämtlicher Facetten deutschen Sexlebens. Das Genre des »privaten« Pornos und seine Entstehung werden kommentiert in einem Vortrag von Stephan Wolf. Einem noch immer tabuisierten Thema – der Sexualität behinderter Menschen – widmet sich schließlich unser Sonderprogramm Sexualbegleitung?. Der Berliner Dokumentarfilm »Die Heide ruft…« gibt Gelegenheit, mit Protagonisten und Beteiligten zu diskutieren. Und in der Reihe Jack Wrangler – Pornolegende wird die unglaubliche, aber wahre Lebensgeschichte jenes Mannes erzählt, dem es gelungen ist, sowohl im schwulen als auch im heterosexuellen Pornofilm zum Superstar zu werden.

Vier sehr verschiedene Regisseure werden in einer Sonderreihe ihre Filme in Berlin persönlich präsentieren: Charles Lum, der schwule Aktivist aus New York zeigt seine »HIV Collection«; die unabhängige Pornoregisseurin Petra Joy stellt ihre neuesten Arbeiten vor; der Found Footage-Experte William E. Jones stellt zwei seiner Arbeiten vor; und schließlich wird der dänische Porno-Pionier Ole Ege porträtiert.

In den verschiedenen Sektionen des Festivals finden sich auch vier Filme aus Israel, die ganz unterschiedliche Blicke ermöglichen. Der Dokumentarfilm »Blue« zeigt die tristen Arbeitsbedingungen von Pornodarstellern, die beiden Filme »Pathways« und »Japan Japan« erweitern die Grenzen des narrativen und experimentellen Films und der erste schwule Hardcore-Porno »My Israeli Platoon« wird beim Pornfilmfestival Berlin seine Weltpremiere erleben. Abseits des abwechslungsreichen Filmprogramms hat das Pornfilmfestival Berlin auch in diesem Jahr ein vielfältiges Programm aus Special Events (u. a. mit einem erotischen Hörspiel), Vorträgen (u. a. zu Porno und Musik) und Workshops (u. a. Japan-Bondage und Fisting für Frauen). Natürlich hat in den langen Festivalnächten unsere legendäre Nachtbar ein vielseitiges Programm zu bieten. Und so kann es vom 22.-26.10.2008 eigentlich nur heißen:

Auf, in einen heißen Herbst!

http://www.pornfilmfestivalberlin.de

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