9. Porn Film Festival Berlin 2014_Part2

25 nov
by María Bala
 

I want to remind you this is a personal selection of what I liked the most at PFFB this year. If you wanna dig into the real program, click here. Sadly I saw not many long featurings so this is going to be shorter than Part 1. Here I will mix movies and documentaries, ok? Let’s start.

First on the list: R100 by Hitoshi Matsumoto

Right the opening movie of PFFB 2014 and never better choosen. Surprising with this japanese style in movies where everything can happen, from latex monsters to the most exquisite and balanced compositions on frame. It is a total post production abuse but is not that what makes freaks like me happy? I’m begging for a serial. I can’t be tired of watching this man (and son)  BDSM adventures.

I’ve found it complete on Youtube. No any western subtitles, I’m afraid. Here you got the trailer:

Shutter by Godwyn Green

Precious, precise, these are the first words that come to my mind when I think on this movie. But it’s also sweet, pervert, misterious sometimes. Porn should be like this more often. Made with care, thinking not only in the action but in the performers’ chemistry, in light and rythm…sound is PERFECT, for instance. In every scene. We were very lucky and we are very proud that SYLP was screened right before this awesome movie.

Fucking Different XXY

Another great Kristian Petersen compilation of stories about sex and sexuality. It’s more a documentary, a compilation of trans-stories than an explicit movie. I really enjoyed Kay Garnellen scene ( explicit ).

Body of God by Jouni Hokkanen

I didn’t expect at all this kind of documentary at PFFB.  It was a very nice surprise. It’s not the first time I watch a documentary like this, I am interested in  body modification culture since adolescence, but there is something in this one that leave me a deep impression. For long time I felt guilty as a western woman of stealing things that belong to other cultures like piercing my nose or tattooing my skin with symbols that make me stronger. But the issue is not how much I am stealing from other cultures, the issue is how much my own culture steal from me making my body ‘sacred’ even for my own pleasure and pain, untouchable. In fact I remember many years ago when somebody pierce me for the first time I felt my body was mine, I owned my own flesh, bones, my beauty or my uglyness. This documentary makes a tour through the pioneers of body modification respectfully and beautifully. A must-see for tattoed and pierced people but not only for us. People without any scar can maybe find out with this documentary why we brand, cut, tattoo, pierce our bodies. Body of God is our body.

 

In trouble with Cathy (entretien avec Cathy) by Amaury Grisel

Cathy, her world, her life, her words, her dogs, her dungeon. A close-up to the daily life of this veteran dominatrix.

No further information about this short documentary but you can follow the author’s blogs here

enjoyamau.tumblr.com

bondageisnotacrimeparis.tumblr.com

Love Hard by Gala Vanting

Honestly, I don’t know how to start talking about this documentary. Actually, I have a post that I never published about Gala Vanting’s work the first time I saw it 2 years ago and it’s not complete, it’s a mess. Of course, as english is not my main language it’s more than difficult by now for me to express abstract things like how I feel when I’m watching anything that really means something to me. Something important, something related with my past or present, something I want in the future. Something that just seems delicious, far or close to my own boundaries. I think Gala’s movies make me think on precisely that: how far/close am I from my own boundaries. As a filmmaker, as a performer and sometimes as a lover. So, excuse me Gala -if you are reading this- and everybody but I’m going to continue in spanish.

Love Hard es un documental sobre personas en una relación con otras personas y además con el BDSM. Sus historias son extraordinarias pero también, y sobre todo, lo es la increíble manera de contarlo que tiene Gala Vanting. La completa naturalidad con la que es capaz de presentar la violencia controlada. Es sublime captando los momentos más potentes de una sesión BDSM. El ritmo es perfecto, despacio pero sin lentitud. Estás dentro de la escena por que tu corazón late al mismo tiempo que las personas que estás viendo. En el documental alterna imágenes explícitas con las entrevistas que convierten a los personajes de la película en tus nuevos vecinos, tus próximos amigos, gente a la que quieres volver a ver. Mi total admiración por directorxs como Gala que consiguen comunicar con tanta precisión no sólo su mundo, si no lo que representa para ellxs.

Ok, if you like this post but missed the first one, please go to Porn Film Festival 2014_Part 1. Stay tunned for Porn Film Festival Part 3 (final)

9. Porn Film Festival Berlin 2014_Part 1

9 nov
by Maria Bala

 

9th edition of Porn Film Festival Berlin have been another great meeting for lovers, friends, filmmakers, sex workers, performers, curators, producers and, of course, the lovely audience every year goes to Kino Moviemento to support their local and foreing pornographers.
Program was huge and very interesting as every year and I regret not having seen things like The Foxy Merkins, Love Hotel or Jan Soldat Filmmaker in Focus. But I’ve seen other wonders and that’s what I’m going to share with you, dear follower. Reviews are going to be pretty short, I don’t want you to get bored but interested in each beautiful film.

SHORTFILMS.

(Different cathegories, let’s make some noise)

Bearmania by Aron Kantor

Ok, this is personal. Glitter and beards are really my thing. Men wrestling like fucking, yes, I definetly love that. Music is perfect, it takes you to outterspace, rythm plays with your anxiety.

Here you got it COMPLETE!:

 

Put the needle on the record by Shine Louise Houston

I like it very much when music is integrated in any kind of scene. I mean, when it comes from the scene and is not an external effect to make you feel something. This make you listen to the same music as the people on screen and as a viewer is instant magic. Sure it has a technical name, whatever. Thanks to that the story is narrated is more deep in your mind and makes the scene works perfectly well.

Watch the trailer here and then  watch it complete

 

Music box by Morgana

A story that starts in a very naive way and end in full perversion. Give it a look:

Permission4pleasure

Once upon a time there was an unfaithful mummy by Joanna Rytel

Winner of the Shortfilm Competition. This is one of my favorites of the whole program. It’s so natural and so sweet. And it’s not porn but it’s the kind of things that makes Porn Film Festival Berlin a meeting about sexuality, any kind, any vision. To know what I’m talking about, watch the trailer here:

http://www.joannarytel.com/home.php?page=video

 

Ladybeard by Marit Östberg

I can be wrong but I see this shortfilm as a self-portrait playing with gender-roles symbols. And I like it. Here is a link to know a little bit more.

http://maritostberg.com/filter/Video-performance/Ladybeard

 

Fuck Art School – Untitled III by Abigail Gnash and Eric Pussyboy

Well, this is my very favorite shortfilm of all PFFBerlin. Edited like a video clip, I don’t remember very well if it has only music or music and sound and I can’t find more information but this website about them LOGOTORIUM. And I don’t even know if it’s the real project. I remember it turned me on with this banana strip-tease and I found it fresh and hot at the same time. If someone knows this people, please, be so kind to tell them I really want to see this shortfilm again and give them our contact. Or something. Toytool has a facebook now, did you know it?

Neurosex Pornoia by Abigail Gnash and Eric Pussyboy.

As a Sci-Fi lover, this shorfilm satisfies me completely.  I like the idea of this kind of cyborg experiments and honestly I think Mad Kate and Ganymede performance is perfect.

 

Space Labia by LO-FI Cherry

As a Sci-Fi lover, this shorfilm not only satisfies me completely, it also amuse me and it gave me a very nice feeling after watching it. It’s funny, witty and resourceful and I hope the girls had a lot of fun making this incredible adventure from outterspace.

Here you can find some pics

http://www.judymiel.com/tag/lo-fi-cherry/

And please, don’t forget a single post of the very interesting  Lo-Fi Cherry´s blog

 

Concha by Lo Pecado y Judy Miel

 

Two ideas and one personal thought:

1. Concha means cunt in Argentina

2. Authors work in this piece with Foucault’s  concept of the degenitalization of sex and pleasure. A little theory behind scenes is very welcome sometimes.

3. I find people eating jelly or sweets very very sexy and now I don’t know what to do with this new fetich.

Biodildo 2.0 by Christian Slaughter

Another succesful scene by Mr. Slaughter. I must say I like this 2.0 more than the 1.0. To watch this 4 incredible pornstars together is like to open a jewler and stare at the sparkling of every precious stone. But the action is not the only thing I like, I love the rythm and the locations and, most important: the sound. To hear breath and moans of this four people is the better soundtrack.

The Shadow of your Smile by alexei Dmitriev

A simple video with pictures of old VHS. Yes, same as Super8 format 2-4 years ago, VHS is on fashion now but not every body knows how to work properly with it.

To know more about the author and so: click here http://www.milanofilmfestival.it/film_eng_2014.php?id=38237

In Trouble with Cathy by Amaury Grisel

After watching this short documentary I really wanted to meet this incredible woman and her dogs, including human dogs. Visit her dungeon, have  a look, touch some things and then, sit down in a corner, became invisible and just watch her and other lifes there.

Sorry but I fund no further info in the internet. No links for this awesome work.

El sexorcismo de Aily Habibi by Aily Habibi

Some things you have to shout them out loud to be free at least from the conditioning every of us have been suffering in our lifes. If you are sensitive about religion issues, don’t watch it.

http://www.xvideos.com/video2625292/el_sexorcismo_de_aily_habibi

Regla de 3 by Eva Pez and Nelo Vilar

Regla in spanish means Period. Just to talk about it is a political statement. Sorry, no further info.

Pepper by Katrin Memmer and Cecilia Molano

Very short therefore very precise. I really like the delicate way she shows in her movements, being very gentle touching the pepper with knife and fork to give it the perfect shape to eat a pepper.

Ideología by Felipe Rivas

Sex and politics. Always together. This shortfilm is on the same line as El sexorcismo de Aily Habibi but  it is aimed at the communist regime of Allende en Chile.

 

If you have reach the bottom of this post, congrats! Stay tuned for more.

Toytool Comiteé say THANKS!

27 oct

We are vary thankful for the awesome response our last shortfilm Support Your Local Pornographers has got at its premiere at Porn Film Festival Berlin this year.

Thanks everybody for sharing thoughts and comments about it.

Coming soon, more info about how it was, with some interviews, pictures and a list of our favorites screenings this year.

And don’t forget to

sticker SYLP second version web

Toytool on We Love Good Sex blog!

20 oct

Thanks Lucie Blush for your post!

http://www.welovegoodsex.com/maria-bala-alternative-porn/

HOME in Gifs

20 oct

Well, well, well…last week our shortfilm HOME was screened at MIXCopenhagen film festival, take a look at the program here.

If you haven’t seen it yet, do it at MFE.TV ot at Dusk!tv and support your local pornographers.

Here you got a bunch of gifs to share.

The Silent Guy in Gifs

10 oct

Greetings lovedones!

Santo Duck has made this bunch of gifs of our shortfilm The Silent Guy. He has catched some of my favorite moments. Feel free to share!

SYLP at Porn Film Festival Berlin 2014

10 oct

sticker SYLP second version web

We, and you all, got a very importante date to save in agenda:  on thursday 23rd October at 19.30 we premiere Support Your Local Pornographers along with the last Goodyn Green long feature, Shutter at Porn Film Festival Berlin 2014. (Second screening on Sat. 25th October at 13.30) You can enjoy these and other wonders at Kino Moviemento, the oldest cinema in Germany. This year PFFB program is specially interesting, Antonio da Silva is a filmmaker in focus this year, Courtney Trouble, Lucie Blush and Gala Vanting (to name some) have confirmed their attendance. Incredible workshops are also running so take a look as soon as you can to the whole program and choose your favorites!

Toytool Comiteé is going to be there from the opening to the closing party so look for us and show us your love.

We want to say thanks since the first moment to the audiences of this and other festivals: Thank you. You feed our porn dreams with you presence at the cinemas and with your tickets you are already supporting you local pornographers.

Here you got the trailer of our last shortfilm we are looking forward to show to everybody.

 

 

 

 

How to support Toytool Comiteé

6 sep

SYLP_screenshot_04Hi everybody!

We are working on our brand new website where you would find everything about Toytool Comiteé and also our shortfilms  for renting, buying and watching.

Until it’s done, we need your support!

There is a few ways to help us to make more beautiful and exciting shortfilms while enjoing them!

TIP JAR AT VIMEO

Now you got the chance of dropping some coins in every teaser available on Vimeo. Find the green button!

Captura de pantalla 2014-09-06 a las 18.36.34And if watching a simple teaser doesn’t satisfy you, you can watch them complete online in this two awesome websites

mfentv logo

dusk_tv

 

Thanks for your visit and your attention and stay tunned, our last featuring the short film ‘Support Your Local Pornographers’ has its premiere this autum!

 

Toytool at Porn Film Festival Berlin 2014 (eng/spa)

1 sep

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Greetings, lovedones!

Our last shortfilm Support Your Local Pornographers (SYLP)  has been happily selected at Porn Film Festival Berlin 2014. As every year since Toytool started we will premiere at Kino Moviemento.

We consider this great festival as our home and we invite everybody to have a look at the awesome program it has this year (as every year) and join us in October 22nd to 26th. This time Toytool Comiteé is going to be represented there by Jennifer Picken and María Bala so, if you need/want/have something from/for us, please fill the Contact Form and let us know what you want, what you really really want.

See you there!

Confirmado!

Nuestro último cortometraje Support Your Local Pornographers ha sido felizmente seleccionado en el Porn Film Festival Berlin 2014. Como cada año desde que todo esto empezó, haremos el estreno en el Kino Moviemento.

Consideramos este festival nuestra casa y os invitamos a todxs a echarle un vistazo al increíble porgrama que ofrece este año (como cada año) del 22 al 26 de Octubre. Esta vez, Toytool estará representado por Jennifer Picken y María Bala así que si alguien necesita/quiere/tiene algo de/para nosotras, por favor, rellene esta hoja de contacto.

Nos vemos allí!

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PORNOGRAPHERS

22 jul Captura de pantalla 2013-05-26 a las 23.56.31

Without a doubt, the most valuable thing this little independent production have is FRIENDS. People who collaborate, get involved and became part of Toytool Comiteé expecting nothing. Friends. Without them we would not have cameras, locations, music, microphones, lights and all that things we can’t buy or rent. Supporting your local pornographers is not only paying-per-view or buying a dvd, it is also to share your goods, to lend your equipment, to make some sandwitches, to offer your house for a scene. Pornographers, sex-workers are beside you, close to you and to know us is to love us. We are thankful people and sure your effort is going to be rewarded. And when money comes, it will come for everybody – at last that is Toytool Comiteé policy -

Sometimes we dream about reaching more audience, selling more, making more hot scenes, became famous, why not? But actually the target is to make great sex-positive films anyway, anyhow. So we will keep making our films with everything we got. Even if it’s nothing. We are not the only ones having economical problems. People are not used to pay for porn as they think that “people” on the screen are far away, which reduces the feeling of watching something real. We call for the visibility of porn film makers and sex workers, ‘cause only if people know us will start respecting us and supporting us.

Finally, here it is, the teaser of our new shortfilm, Support Your Local Pornographers. Stay tuned, it is going to be in some film festivals around the world.

Toytool Comiteé for this shorfilm:
La Boucherie, Lara Zurdezas, Santo Duck, María Bala.
Special featuring Jennifer Picken - www.jenniferpicken.com
Music credits: Siesta – http://siestaeslafiesta.bandcamp.com/
Special thanks to Madame Mim Freak Shop

Lenght: 12min17sec
Format: HQ PAL25 (color)
Original language: English and Spanish
Subtitles: English
Year of production: 2014

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