>Where in the world…

>…have we been hiding? For the past week, at least, it’s been off to Germany, where we had the pleasure of attending the Pornfilmfestival Berlin!


A wonderful event with a familiar merging of independent cinema and sex-positivity, it felt quite a bit like old-home week, even if we were on unfamiliar terrain. We came across many new films and directors we’ll hope to feature at the next edition of CineKink NYC. And, in a historic gathering–we finally have enough erotic/sex/porn film festivals to call a meeting!–chatted with other curators and presenters whom we’ll look forward to collaborating with in the future.

In addition to presenting a program we’d specially curated for the festivities, CineKink’s Kinky Bits, it was also a delight to catch up with CineKink alumni filmmakers Charles Lum, Jennifer Lyon Bell, Candida Royalle, Julie Simone and Sofia Varino, while finally getting to meet directors whose works we’ve featured, including Anna Span and Shine Louise Houston.

Alas, after their brilliant performance at the Pornfilmfestival Berlin party, we found ourselves too star-struck to finally say hello to the rest of the notorious Norwegian singing sensation, The Hungry Hearts, even though their piece In the Closet screened at CineKink NYC 2009.

We’ll hope to resolve our shyness someday. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to admire from afar. And play In Your Face (The International Lesbian Anthem), over and over and over again. (It’s stuck in my head… might as well be in yours, too!)


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