3. PornfilmfestivalBerlin 22.-26.10.2008

PRESS RELEASE – Sunday 26th of October: The successful 3rd Porn Filmfestival Berlin draws the closing curtains – The Award Winners

Posted in competition/Wettbewerb, Info, pressemitteilung by assistant2008 on November 5, 2008

3rd Porn Filmfestival Berlin 2008

22nd-26th of October 2008
in the movie theatres Moviemento, Eiszeit & Xenon

Sunday 26th of October: The successful 3rd Porn Filmfestival Berlin draws the closing curtains –
The Award Winners

After 5 days full of exciting, stimulating, erotic, surprising and innovative films from all over the world, the moment finally arrived, on the 26th of October 2008, that the festival would come to its end. A total of 2.800 viewers came to see the 105 feature and short films of the festival programme in the movie theatres Moviemento, Eiszeit and Xenon in Berlin. A total of 50 guests (directors, producers, actors) came to the screenings to introduce their films and answer questions about them, while more than 100 journalists and festival organizers traveled from all over the world to Berlin. The night bar, the place to go every night after the film programme was over and enjoy a mixture of musical and artistic performances, was happy to welcome another 2.000 guests.

The closing ceremony, combined with the award ceremony of the festival, took place on Sunday evening at the Moviemento cinema. The jury, consisting of the filmmakers Manon des Gryeux (Paris), Charles Lum (New York) and Susanne Sachsse (Berlin), gave away the award for the Short Film Competition, while Jürgen Brüning, the festival founder and curator himself, gave away the maleflixxx.tv Award to the best gay film of the festival.

The Winners of the 3rd Berlin Porn Film Festival 2008:
International Short Film Competition
Passion For Football (Passión por el Futbol)
Spain, 2006, 13 minutes, Rut Suso & Maria Pavón

Statement of the International Short Film Competition Jury:
Charles Lum, New York, Director
Manon des Gryeux, Paris, Director and Photographer
Susanne Sachsse, Berlin, Actress

“For its hot, taboo breaking GIRLS T-ROOM SEX, masterful sound design and music use, for natural but compelling performances that lead to a surprized and humorous ending which doesn’t ridicule football or its fans, the jury chooses Passion For Football as its choice for winner of the 2008 short film competition.”

maleflixxx.tv Award:
Switzerland, 2007, 63 minutes, Sylvie Cachin
The presence of the main protagonist of the film Claudette gave the festival a very rich flare, while the film itself, directed by Sylvie Cachin, illustrated the portrait of a tireless fighter for the sexual self-identity rights of every human being, beyond any gender categories and sexual orientation.

We would like to thank…
The festival team would like to thank all the guests and viewers, who made sure that the Berlin Porn Film Festival could be alive for the third year in a row in a friendly and inspiring as well as a creative and communicative atmosphere. Moreover, we would like to thank all of our sponsors, collaborators and media people, as well as the volunteers whose help was of great importance. Without their help, the festival could have not taken place.

A selection of press photos can be requested through office@pornfilmfestivalberlin.de