Full of lust and passion, sexuality is colorful, sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, multifaceted and in continuous motion. It should be free of stigmas, gender roles or agism Rather, it should touch people and creates space for encounters, it is intimate and exciting, because sexuality is communication.

We understand sexuality in film as a cultural product and phenomenon that can be more than pure stimulation - a form of politics, criticism 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.

True to David Reuben's classic book "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask " we love art that give us new insights on topics like sexual liberation, erotic fantasies, BDSM, sexual shame, cultural sexual diffrences, the "new" prudery, the impact of the internet on our sexuality and sex work.

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 €500 cash prize for the winning film.

Important: Please send us ONLY films related to the topic of our festival, e.g. films about sexuality, the impact of porn, gender and sexuality, sex work or sex activism. According to the rules of FilmFreeway we do not accept mainstream pornography, for us the submitted films should be more than physical stimulation, your films should also stimulate our brain, make us think and raise questions on society and on how we see these things..

The selection-commitee is looking forward to all kind of films about all kinds and types of sexuality. Any durations are welcome and can be submitted, fiction, shorts and documentaries.

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  • Thank you so so much, for having my short and even highlighting it as Angela's Porny Pick :) The communication was great and even though I couldn't make it in person, it was great that you made it possible for my DoP to show up! I hope to be there next time in person as well =)

    February 2021
  • thank you for this beautifull festival :)

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Lily, thanks for joining us in Zurich in this crazy year. We were happy to be able to have you guys at our cinema!

  • Unfortunately, I could not attend the festival due to Covid - but the communication and everything else was great! Also I loved the beautiful website!

    December 2020
  • Henry Baker

    WOW! What an amazing festival. The staff and volunteers are top-notch, friendly, efficient and professional. The venue is awesome. All attendees are super nice and friendly. Love this festival. Makes me eager to make another film.

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Henry and congrats to an awesome, unforgettable documentary!

  • Ephraim Moshe

    Thank you very much. Very honored with the Festival Prize!

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    We and the jury loved SISSY! Hope to see you again with a new project!