The San Francisco Porn Film Festival seeks to showcase and celebrate the creativity and craft of adult-oriented filmmaking from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The 2023 festival returns to the Brava Theater August 18-19 with a hybrid of in-person and online programs that are broadcast live to a global audience.

Selection for the San Francisco PornFilmFestival automatically qualifies a film for licensing on indie adult film streaming platform PinkLabel.TV.

Submitted films may be any length and release date. No more than five films 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. Only completed films may be submitted for consideration.

Submit your film via FilmFreeway. Enter 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.

Please do not burn subtitles into the film. Instead, provide them as a separate .SRT file (SubRip format). Captions should be in English. If a film is selected, caption files will be due along with the rest of the film materials.

If selected, additional materials such as social media handles corresponding to the cast and crew as appropriate may be requested to aid in festival promotion.

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 festival will provide filmmakers a screening fee, determined by ticket sales. Accepted filmmakers receive complimentary passes. Additional revenue opportunities through online distribution are available.

Entry is free to filmmakers who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. For those outside the Bay Area, it is free until the EarlyBird deadline and $3 to enter by the final deadline. Fee waiver codes will be granted if financial need is communicated to festival organizers. We aim to make the submission process accessible to filmmakers experiencing financial barriers.

Programming and curatorial decisions are 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
  • La Hagendorfer

    You simply can't expect more professionalism from a festival than is the case with this one - everything is top organized and I knew at any time what was going to take place and how my film FUDLIAKS! was embedded there. Great compliments to such a great festival - my only minus point goes to myself: unfortunately I could not be there on site! The SFPFF is a loving space that enlightens, is fun, and inspires new fantasies.

    January 2023
  • Henry Baker

    This festival is awesome! We had the best submission process, great communication, ease of finalizing entry, advance notice of festival date (really important), encouraging and inclusive. I watched every film in the festival and they all have the highest creativity and professionalism. San Francisco is so lucky to have a festival of this caliber.

    November 2022
  • An amazing festival! Thanks to the whole team behind this great event!

    September 2022
  • Roberto Fatal

    An absolutely wonderful, beautiful, fun festival. Amazing films that truly run the spectrum of what we call porn. powerful films, excellent Q&As and a responsive, coordinated, helpful team behind the scenes. live screenings are excellent as well. thanks SFPFF!

    March 2022
  • Lucio Massa

    Amazing festival very well organized and with a great opportunity to share movies and experiences. So much love.!

    December 2021