For Release Monday, April 5th:
SAN FRANCISCO, California, U.S.A. (April 5th, 2021) — Pink and White Productions announces the 2021 San Francisco PornFilmFestival with an open call for film submissions. The festival plans to return for its second year as a “hybrid” of virtual and cinema events running November 11th through 28th, 2021.
When the San Francisco PornFilmFestival launched in 2020, its inaugural debut was envisioned as a two-day theatrical event, however the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to quickly adapt and take the festival entirely online. It then bloomed into a five-day virtual attraction, streaming over 90 films in seven programs, with audience Q&As, filmmaker talks, and on-demand content reaching more than 1,500 viewers worldwide. Thanks to the overwhelming success of a crowdfunding campaign championed by sex tech and adult film communities, the virtual festival was developed and powered in-house by the company’s adult film streaming platform PinkLabel.TV.
Participants applauded the decision to go digital, sharing messages of appreciation and rating the festival a perfect score on FilmFreeway, with 5-star reviews across the board.
“COVID hit, yet they were able to find solutions, gather filmmakers, rally community, make quality selections, go fully online, and succeed in creating a wonderful, creative, memorable and magical moment.” – Ursinae, Director Vespéral Films
“They really made best out of the horrible Corona situation!” – Toni Karat, Filmmaker
“It’s really amazing that the organizers came with an online version of this much awaited festival. The opportunity of catching up with missed screenings was extra useful considering the time zone differences. The whole experience has been refreshing and up-lifting.” – Lina Bembe, Filmmaker
As vaccinations increase throughout California and the world, festival organizers are optimistic about returning to in-person programming as originally planned. Going digital granted accessibility benefits for organizers, artists, and audiences alike, and proved that online screenings are well worth repeating, even when it is once again safe to go to the theater. Therefore, organizers are planning a hybrid virtual/cinema festival that captures the best of both screening experiences. The entire festival will stream online November 11th through the 28th, with in-person cinema screenings, meet-ups, and other physical activities taking place in San Francisco as safety allows.
Whether online or in-person, adult filmmakers and porn aficionados from around the world will come together to celebrate a wide array of films that champion sexual diversity and artistic ingenuity.
A call for submissions is now open. Adult and erotic films of all country origins, languages, lengths, and release dates will be considered. The early-bird deadline is April 10th, while the final submission closes on April 30th. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than July 1st. The festival runs online November 11th through the 28th with special in-person events in San Francisco to be announced. To submit, visit FilmFreeway.com/SFPFF.
For questions concerning submissions, press, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the festival on Twitter at @SFPornFilmFest and Instagram at @SFP.FilmFest.
About the San Francisco PornFilmFestival
The San Francisco PornFilmFestival seeks to showcase the creativity and craft of adult-oriented films from the Bay Area and beyond. Inspired by numerous adult film events, we want to specifically thank the Berlin PornFilmFestival for its namesake and guidance in forming this new American landmark festival. We embark on this journey to celebrate San Francisco’s vibrant legacy of sex-positive film artists.
About Pink and White Productions INC
Founded by Shine Louise Houston in 2005, Pink and White Productions creates adult entertainment that exposes the complexities of queer sexual desire. Taking inspiration from many different sources, Pink and White is dedicated to producing sexy and exciting images that reflect today’s blurred gender lines and fluid sexualities.
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