We understand sexuality in film as a cultural product and phenomenon that can be more than pure stimulation - a form of communication, politics and protest. With the film art festival Porny Days we use sexuality in film, music, performance, poetry as an activist and subcultural practice and as an artistic strategy to question social norms around sexuality and the body beyond the mainstream.

The discourse with the filmmakers and actors is very important to us. Therefore we try to invite as many protagonists and directors as possible to our festival and thus offer the audience the opportunity for a dialogue.

Porny Days have a competitive short film section where the jury awards the "Porny Award" and the "Special Mention". This section accepts fiction, documentaries and animations.

There is a €600 cash prize for the winning film.

1: We only accept films aligned with our festival's focus, such as those exploring sexuality, the influence of pornography, gender issues, sex work, or sexual activism (please also read our manifesto -> https://pornydays.love/festival). In compliance with FilmFreeway's guidelines, mainstream pornography is not permitted. We seek films that provide both physical and intellectual stimulation, prompting reflection and discussion on societal views of sexuality. Our selection committee eagerly awaits diverse submissions encompassing all facets of sexuality.
2: a. Before the festival, we hold two open film discussions at the cinema, where we talk about our selection process with the audience. We randomly choose submitted films to discuss, fostering open conversations about pornography and sexuality. Your film may be featured in these discussions.
2: b. Additionally, we may use film excerpts for promotional purposes on our website.
If you object to either usage, please email emanuel@filmkunstfestival.ch

Overall Rating
  • great event, thank you very much

    January 2024
  • Andrés Valenzuela Arellano

    Always a pleasure to participate, great work! I hope one day to be able to travel to be there.

    December 2023
  • Marilyn Nova White

    When ever you can be part of it - go there! Put together with love to details, well organized and not an overload of program. Super kind team, warm und welcoming athmosphere.

    December 2022
  • Serge Goldwicht

    A great and essential film art festival

    December 2022
  • Lucio Massa

    Great and hot festival. Very well managed with amazing movies and paeople involved.

    December 2021