SAN FRANCISCO — Pink and White Productions has announced the official slate for the 2021 San Francisco PornFilmFestival, set to broadcast virtually November 11-28 on PinkLabel.tv.
Additional in-person screenings may be added according to current COVID safety protocols.
“The call for submissions yielded over 200 entrees by filmmakers from over 20 countries including Brazil, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan and locales throughout Europe, in addition to several films by creators in the United States and within the San Francisco Bay Area,” noted a rep.
“Widely represented are films with formats and desires not often available on commercial porn sites, including documentary, animation and experimental genres, and stories depicting people of color, disability and older performers,” the rep continued. “Unsurprisingly, many films address topics of lockdown and isolation amidst COVID-19. Despite a global pause in film production due to COVID, over 70% of the festival’s official selections were released in 2020 and 2021.”
Classic titles set to receive showcase screenings include Radley Metzger’s 1974 bisexual classic “Score”; Arthur J. Bressan Jr.’s recently recovered 1979 film “Forbidden Letters” starring Richard Locke and Robert Adams; the recently rediscovered 1980 French gay erotic film “Equation to An Unknown”; “Safe is Desire” from the landmark lesbian porn studio Fatale Media; and “Box of Laughter” by iconic fetish filmmaker Maria Beatty.
“The festival’s virtual platform launched in 2020 in response to the pandemic, with the aim to provide a safe and accessible option as festivals and venues around the world paused operations,” the rep explained. “Made possible in part to a successful crowdfunding campaign supported by sextech leaders, the festival’s virtual platform has been utilized to host several fellow festivals such as PornFilmFestival Berlin, Seattle Erotic Cinema Festival and CineKink.”
The 2021 San Francisco PornFilmFestival will also include virtual live programs, post-screening filmmaker chats and “a vibrant collection of historic, well-crafted and thought-provoking erotic and adult films.”