PORYES-AWARD

From October 17-21st the film award ceremony for feminist pornography will present sensual and consensual alternatives to mainstream pornography. Also, we are celebrating the 10-year existence of the award. This decade is characterized by a sexpositive movement that concentrates on feminist focus areas such as sexual knowledge transferral. Books and magazines about feminist porn were published; universities have taken on pornography as a research topic. We a sincerely happy about this positive response and the fact that a wide publicity has been created for realistic pornography together with a transformation of the erotic culture has been created.

The PorYes feminist Porn Film Award was initiated by communication scientist, author and operator of the first feminist Sexshop Europe’s Sexclusivitaeten, Dr. Laura Méritt together with sex activist and photographer Polly Fannlaf. Since 2009, the award stands for respectful portrayal of all genders and a diverse sexuality. The public award is accompanied by dialogue sessions and a very sexy aftershow
party. All in the entire 4-day event is prepared by members oft he Freudenfluss Netzwerk- a loose network of volunteers and activists. The PorYes prize, the beautiful Oyster has been awarded to pioneers such as Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle & Joseph Kramer, Monika Treut, Shine Louise Houston oder queere Pornstars wie Jiz Lee, Buck Angel, Bishop Black and many more.

As we have done in the past- this year we will contribute to an alternative film-and porn history by awarding special film- or lifetime achievements to people of different generations and cultures.

This year’s emphasis will lie on the question of stereotypes in (feminist) porn. Nominees such as Loree Erickson, dedicated representative of Crip Porn, Sadie Lune, as barrier crossing performer and enlightenment figure, Wayne Yung, creator of feminist-gay films and Nan Kinney, pioneer from the 80s with the first lesbian porn production company Fatale Media. Anna Brownfield will join us with her critical feature film The Band. Also, film maker Adina Pintilie (award winner of the golden bear) will join us with her film Touch me not. The film questions and extends our sexual viewpoints, naturally also the ones of and about people with disabilities. Prof. Linda Williams will accompany us as a distinguished expert on porn studies.

PorYes-AWARD in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

*Event will be held in German and English. Die Veranstaltung wird in deutscher und englischer Sprache stattfinden.*

Date: 19th of October 2019 / Time: 8 pm / Venue: Hebbel Theater, Stresemannstr.29, 10963 Berlin