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About the festival

The Pornfilmfestival Berlin is an alternative, independent film festival that focuses on sexuality, politics, feminism and gender issues, and is the only festival of its kind in Germany.

Since 2006, the festival has screened an average of over 100 films from around the world, featuring feminist and queer perspectives on questions around sexual morality, identity, and body norms, emphasizing artistic, alternative approaches to the genre of pornography. Since 2015, over half of the 8,000 viewers – who identify as a diverse mix of hetero-, homo- bi-, trans* and sexually queer – have been female, and 50% are international visitors from around the globe. The film festival is framed by panel discussions, lectures, readings, workshops, performances, exhibitions and many conversations and presentations on the subject of sexuality today.

Founded by filmmaker and producer Jürgen Brüning, the festival is organized by a dedicated four-member team, consisting of Berlin-based film producers and journalists, and countless volunteers. The festival is held in the oldest cinema in Germany, Moviemento in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Photo: Robert Wilde