Hacker Porn Film Festival was born in Rome from the idea of ​​Fran Stable (producer of the documentary Porn to be Free) and Lucio Massa (producer of several undeground movies including Beyond Madness and Undercover Mistress). The mission of the festival is to give value and visibility to independent productions that make new subjects of investigation and research the bodies, sexuality, and the transitions between genres. The post porn, as writing, can undermine gender, language conventions and reassuring entertainment film we're used to. The festival aims to 'hack' and destabilize the conventional system of access to cinema. Hacker Sex as a new way of facing sex and life, such as push to "go further" and infect rigid cultural principles to propose a flow without borders and stimulate truly free creative expression.

HPFF wil have 4 awards Best Italian Short Film, Best International Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Feature Film and 2 special mentions No Border No Gender, Best Artistic Contribution.

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, 2018. 
2. FULL-LENGTH MOVIES: audiovisual works – fiction, documentaries, animation – longer than 30 minutes, released after January 1st, 2018.

The registration to the Festival is free of charge 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.
Deadline January 31st 2019

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 Facebook profile of the Festival. 
For more information write to: hackerpornfest@gmail.com 

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

Overall Rating
  • Un festival ricco e rigoglioso di cinema erotico e pornografico. Il migliore e unico in Italia.

    December 2021
  • Menelas Siafakas

    Cosy home made festival. Great hospitality! A good opportunity to network with fellow directors.

    June 2019
  • The people who run the festival are absolutely amazing and there is a perfect communication with them! So happy and proud to have my film screening there!

    May 2019
  • Werther Germondari

    I sincerely thank the staff of the festival for their usual wonderful sympathy and empathy, and the jury for the beautiful motivation for our work, rewarded as the Best Italian Short Award: "POW renews the imaginary of porn with an experimental and brave idea. In opposition to the violence of war, two enemy soldiers let themselves go to hallucinated and consensual experimentation in a natural setting that protects them, where human and not-human, real and unreal mix, provoking in the audience a state of curious confusion". These beautiful words push me to go ahead and try to finish, after Sex Equo (made, as always hardly and totally independently, in about a dozen years and finished in 2011), also 'Sex Novo' our (obviously always with Maria Laura Spagnoli) second (even this started now more than fifteen years ago, in parallel), and maybe our last episodic feature film on sexual issues. All this always trying to fight with simplicity and irony the hypocrisy that unfortunately continues to reign on our planet, except in this wonderful festival ;)

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. And congratulations for the first place in italian short movies...

  • Great festival which helps indie filmmakers to show their work to a big audience. Nice trailers and promo videos. Keep going!

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks to create a movie full of ideas and strong!