Watch what's coming!...

"If you screen them, they will come..." as filmmakers and porn aficionados from around the world will come together to watch an International medley of erotic films. Specially-curated programs of films and new interactive features delight audiences with an appreciation for sexual cinema and sextech.

The San Francisco Porn Film Festival seeks to showcase the creativity and craft of adult-oriented filmmaking from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Inspired by numerous adult film events, we want to specifically thank the Berlin PornFilmFestival for its namesake and guidance in forming a new American landmark festival. We aim celebrate San Francisco's vibrant legacy of sex-positive film artists -- whether in the theater or on the web!

2020: In response to COVID-19, the inaugural festival went digital with a completely virtual, globally broadcast event powered by indie adult film platform PinkLabel.TV.

2021: The festival plans to return November 11th through 28th as a virtual event, and will include in-person theatrical programs in San Francisco on November 11th and 12th, if safety allows. Stay tuned for announcements.

Submitted films may be any length and release date. More than one film may be submitted for consideration. In fitting with the festival theme, films should contain implicit or explicit concepts of adult sexuality. All participants must be over the age of 18 at the time of production and the filmmaker must maintain proper records ensuring consenting adult participation.

Submit your film via FilmFreeway. Submit your film information to the best of your ability, including screener, description, filmmaker biography, and publicity stills. Please hold off on sending any additional materials until notified of acceptance.

If selected, additional film materials may be requested including but not limited to: photography, English subtitles in SRT format (SubRip format), audio description, and other promotional materials such as social media handles corresponding to the cast and crew as appropriate.

Submitted films should be available as digital file formats .MP4, .MOV ProRes at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The festival’s technical director will contact accepted submissions to coordinate the delivery of film materials.

The online festival will provide filmmakers a screening fee, announced upon acceptance. Accepted films will also receive complimentary passes to view festival programs. Additional revenue opportunities through online distribution in conjunction with the festival may be available.

Entry is free to filmmakers who are San Francisco Bay Area residents. A $3 entry fee (and $9 late entry fee) is requested of filmmakers who reside outside the Bay Area. Fee waiver codes will be granted if need is communicated to festival organizers. We aim to make the submission process accessible to filmmakers experiencing financial barriers.

Programming and curatorial decisions will be made by the festival director. All filmmakers will be informed by the notification date whether a film has been approved or declined. A festival schedule with screening dates and times will be sent to accepted filmmakers after notification.

Films selected for San Francisco PornFilmFestival may be excerpted for publicity purposes. By submitting your film, the festival reserves the right to promote your film and its materials to print, broadcast, or internet media as required to market the festival.

By entering your film for consideration, you hereby attest that you are legally authorized to submit the film to the San Francisco PornFilmFestival and that all necessary releases, licenses, and records have been obtained. You shall indemnify and hold San Francisco PornFilmFestival, its sponsors and producers including Pink and White Productions INC, owners and officers, harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney fees and court expenses) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening rescheduling or cancellation, and loss of, or damage to, the screening submissions entered. The San Francisco PornFilmFestival reserves the right to remove a film from festival consideration and programming for any or no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal. If your film is accepted, you expressly grant San Francisco PornFilmFestival the non-exclusive right and license to exhibit and utilize your film as described in the festival rules and terms.

We thank Cinekink NYC for providing by example the basis of these submission rules.

Overall Rating
  • feuer . zeug

    We loved being part of the first edition of SFPFF and hope to be able to participate again this year! Setting up such an inspiring event in the midst of crazy 2020 is really incredible - thank you!

    April 2021
  • This festival is a gem. SFPFF was doing his first edition, COVID hit, yet, they found solutions, manage to gather all these filmmakers, rally the community, make such a quality selection, went fully online, and succeed in creating a wonderful, creative, memorable and magical moment.

    September 2020
  • Menelas Siafakas

    Very happy to have been part of this festival. The organisers dealt with the switch to online/streaming with great organisation and efficacy. Selection was communication and virtual hospitality was excellent.

    September 2020
  • Lina Bembe

    It's really amazing that the organizers came with an online version of this much awaited festival. Great curations. The opportunity of catching up with missed screeenings was extra useful considering the time zone differences. The whole experience has been refreshing and uplifting.

    September 2020
  • AORTA films

    Such a great festival. Even having to shift everything online and pull off the festival in the midst of a pandemic, the organizers created a space for community to come together. Great curation, easeful and organized, and wonderful to get to see so much new work and connect with the community. Thank you SFPFF! <3

    August 2020