Hacker Porn Film Festival was born in Rome from the idea of Fran Stable (producer of Porn to be Free, documentary by Carmine Amoroso) and Lucio Massa (producer of indie porn movies like Beyond Madness and Undercover Mistress), as independent and self-produced project, with the collaboration and participation of various artists, performers and activists who work together to give life to the event.

Hacker Porn brings to Rome the best selection of kinky, weird, post-porn and queer cinema. We hack and destabilize expectations about what is considered exciting, obscene, inconvenient, secret. HPFF is a completely independent and self-funded event, created to give value and visibility to independent and DIY productions, making bodies, sexuality and subversion of the norm new subjects of investigation. The first edition of the Festival took place from April 26th to April 30th, 2017 at Il Kino film club. After that, Trenta Formiche started collaborating with us and have been hosting the festival every year since then.

We are constantly seeking innovative and captivating projects that delve into the realm of the most subversive post-pornographic art. The festival is a great opportunity for artists, thinkers, and audiences to come together, explore and discuss the latest trends in pornography through the medium of film, visual, and performance art. It is an amazing platform for all the participants to showcase their work, exchanging ideas and pleasures. We hope to see you join these fantastic days.

HPFF will have 4 awards Best Italian Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Feature Film and 4 special mentions "No Border No Gender", "Best Artistic Contribution", "Barone" and "Capozzi".

Movies must contain implicit or explicit erotic scenes and show an interesting and original perspective on sexuality. We do not accept ''commercial" pornographic material.

The competition is divided in two sections:
1. SHORT MOVIES: audiovisual works – fiction, documentaries, animation – equal or shorter than 30 minutes, released after January 1st, 2021. 
2. FULL-LENGTH MOVIES: audiovisual works – fiction, documentaries, animation – longer than 30 minutes, released after January 1st, 2021.
The festival also accepts films out of competition, released in the past.

The registration to the Festival has a fee and doesn’t include any rental expenses and fees to be paid by the Festival. 
Works that have been submitted to the Festival’s previous editions will not be accepted. 
Participants can submit their works without limit of number, in one or more categories of the competition sections. 
Italian, European and World premieres will be preferred.

You can submit your movie using FilmFreeway 
4.1 - Submission
Submission and full acceptance of the Festival's general rules imply the license to file the sent works in the Hacker Porn Film Festival's archive, and the permission to showcase the work - with prior approval from the rights holders and after receipt of all necessary clearances - for educational, social and cultural purposes. 
Submission and full acceptance of the Festival's general rules authorize Hacker Porn Film Festival to publish contents related to the subscribed works on the event's website and social networks and on the promotional printed materials, as well as the use of parts of them for press and promotional purposes.
By filling in the registration form you agree with all the present rules.
4.2 – Selected movies 
For each selected movie it will be mandatory to supply: 
• A photo of the director/s and three frames from the movie (minimum resolution of 300 dpi). Each photo must be named with the title of the movie followed by a sequential number (ex.: Title_1.jpg; Title_2.jpg). 
• Promotional material (pressbook, pictures, posters), if available. 
• Italian (or English if Italian is not available) subtitles in srt format (SubRip format) are required for non-Italian-speaking feature and short films. 
The screening format of selected movies will be agreed with the author/s, and it will have to be shipped to Rome as soon as possible after the agreement.
In order to be informed about contest deadlines and updates, we invite participants to regularly check the website and the profiles of the Festival. 


For more information write to: info@hackerpornfest.com or hackerpornfest@gmail.com

The Artistic board of the Festival can take incontrovertible decisions about matters which are not considered in the present rules. 

FilmFreeway is the official platform for submitting films. The FAQ page and all information available on the website and social media channels should be considered as supplementary information.

Overall Rating
  • Nathan King

    I was thrilled to have my work "No One Knows I'm A Dog On The Internet" selected for this festival. I was unfortunately unable to attend in person but the festival was easy and pleasant to communicate with. This was one of the festivals I was most excited about getting work in! Thanks Hacker Porn Film Festival!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    We hope to see you in future editions and look forward to showcasing more of your works! xx

  • Metro pan

    It was incredible to participate in HPFF. We are super grateful to participate in it! Thank u so much for organize it and please, don't stop to do it!!!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thrilled you enjoyed HPFF! Your words fuel our passion. Looking forward to your future participation!

  • I am very happy that my film NARCISSISM was awarded Best Documentary - and I would have so much loved to come - I heard that the festival was totally awesome!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations again! We eagerly await to see you in person at our future HPFF! xx

  • Henry Baker

    SO AMAZING! Great communication, assistance, interaction, laurels, and a super-wonderful festival. This is a premier festival and of vital importance to our community of filmmakers. Thanks to all involved.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words! We're honored to support and connect our filmmaking community. See you next time!

  • Amina Maher

    Thanks for having me and my film Letter to My mother.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    A pleasure and an honor to showcase such a powerful work. Looking forward to more!