From October 21-23th 2023 the film award ceremony for feminist pornography will present sensual and consensual alternatives to mainstream pornography. The last 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. The entire 3-day event is prepared by members of the 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 or queer Pornstars as Jiz Lee, Buck Angel, Bishop Black and many more. The film Touch me not! by Adina Pintilie also gained an oyster in 2019.

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.


Eri Sarmet from Brazil brings generations together and advocates for the de-colonization of bodies, while
Popo Fan, Berlin-Based Chinese filmmaker, is dedicated to the relationships of performers. Sex educator Deborah Sundahl took female* ejaculation beyond the U.S. and co-founded the first lesbian porn production. The international Berlin collective Aba Naia convinces with outstanding images of vocal pleasure and makes clear how different films are created in our minds. French performer Jamal Phoenix sensitively plays with expectations and one’s own developments.

Moderation: Dr. Laura Méritt, Initiator and sexologist & Janina Rook,  Comédienne, director, writer and producer.
Stage show: Aba Naia
Introduction:: Annemie Vanackere, Director Hebbel am Ufer

Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Freudenfluss Netzwerk
Event will be held in German and English. Films can be watched without language skills.

Date: 21th of October 2023 / Time: 8 pm / Venue: Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1, Stresemannstr.29, 10963 Berlin