Poyes Award 2023

From October 21-23st the film award ceremony for feminist pornography will present sensual and consensual alternatives to mainstream pornography. Also, we are celebrating the 14-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 3-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.

The Nominées 2023
… will be presented soon.

In the last year the focus was on the question of authenticity in (feminist) porn. Awarded were Morgana Muses as a committed advocate of sexuality without an expiration date and Del laGrace Volcano as a boundary- and gender-crossing:r chronicler:in the queer sex scene. A pioneer was also Nenna Joiner with the first porn production with exclusively Black women. Lina Bembe is a sought-after performer who advocates for sex education and sex workers, and filmmaker Marit Östberg shows her and her performers’ passions directly and reflexively. Prof. Clarissa Smith joined us as editor of the scholarly magazine Porn Studies.

The award ceremony will be opened by the director of the Theater Hebbel am Ufer Annemie Vanackeren. Laura Méritt and Janina Rook, comedienne, presenter and producer of the feminist comedy podcast Schamlos. will lead through the evening with the nominees, international guests and sexy clips.

*Event will be held in German and English. PorYes-AWARD in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

Date: 21th of October 2023/ Time: 8 pm / Venue: Hebbel am Ufer Theater 10963 Berlin
PorYes-AWARD in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin: Tickets.