by María Bala
As I said at PFFB 2013_ Part 1 I tried to watch as much alternative shortfilms and movies as I could. The kind of things you can see in festivals and maybe nowhere else. In the list below you will find the shortfilms I did like the most. It doesn’t mean that they were “the best” of the festival, it only means that I like them, ok? If you want more info just check the catalog 2013 and you will find the full program with all the features shown at the festival this year.
- Soft skills für Stadfürerinnen by Erik Lemke.
I found it funny, maybe not LMAO, but I remember to laugh the first time I watched. I find the situation a little Dadá, and that’s why I like it. Here you can watch it complete! Sorry, just in German with no subtitles.
- Peter and the wolf, One night only and James bondage in Double 0 sexy by Wes Hurley
I pack these three shortfilms together obviously because of the author but I like them all for the same reason: The sense of humor. One night only is my favorite of them due to the ode to promiscuity. Beautiful. James Bondage is an exercise of beautiful fake retro scenes and Peter and the wolf, well…beautiful men bodies there…
I cannot link you to any movie, sorry. Go directly to Wes Hurley website and know about his job and his friends, like the fabulous Waxie Moon (protagonist of One night only).
- How to be a pornstar by Guy Shoval
Kind of scary, kind of cute. Kind of hot. Watch the trailer here.
- Graffiti by Yoan Lemoine
This video was part of a campaign against aids and I had already seen it but it’s funny, orientated for heterosexual sex and short. Take a look:
- Candy Box. Entre filles ne risque rien by Émilie Jouvet
Another video for safe sex. This is focused on lesbian sex. I saw it months before the festival and I loved it. Indeed. Is perfect and, I repeat, there are not enough people talking about safe sex, never. Jouvet does it with a very beautiful style, the song is catchy and nice to dance. Not mentioning everybody in the video is very very attractive.
- No sex with carnivore and Eat your dildo by V porn Collective
I have find no more further information about this collective than the PFFB gives. I can0t find them anywhere in the web. But their work is funny fresh and political. I’m not vegan or even vegetarian but I really enjoyed this videos and respect the theory.
- Magic Rosebud by Roberta Pinson and Lavian Rose.
Starring Roberta Pinson and my beloved Paulita Pappel. Dadá is the adjective again. Paula dances as Roberta is laying down at the mean room of the cinema the shortfilm was projected. I’m not going to be the person who tells you where is the rosebud.
- Tram by Michela Pavlátová
Nice story of a tram driver woman who fantasies about the men she drives everyday to work. Watch the trailer.
- Queer by Manon des Gryeux
In this shortfilm Manon is a mad doctor making a sex change with one of the most rare therapies done with ultraviolet old instruments. There is always something I like of Manon’s work.
- Dear Jiz by Ms Naughty
I talk about this shortfilm at PFFB 2013_Part 1. To know more about Ms. Naughty, click in the link below:
- Fists are for fucking by Ms Naughty
An Open Letter To All My Lovers, Friends and Mentors as they call it after the festival. (trailer in the link)
This is Zahra Stardust statment. I like when a sex worker talks out loud and speak about, well, about whatever. It’s always interesting to listen a person like Zahra. I founded some similarities with Dear Jiz but the issue is totally different and the video is much more explicit, wild.
This shortfilm get the Mention of honor at the traditional PFFB shortfilms competition. For me it was honest, funny, it had rythm and meaning. The routine of a sex worker is not many times showned and this is a nice chance to watch it.
- Fuck/talk by Courtney Trouble
Courtney Trouble’s work is always inspiring. Take a look into Queer Porn Tube and check it out.
- Fresh Fruit by Diane Busuttil
Totally a fantasy. Not because of the situation itself, everybody knows fucking with food is a total mess. It’s sticky, and juices don’t match very well with your own juices. I watched with excitement and a big smile. Protagonists: A beautiful young woman, a beautiful not-so-young hostess and the dancers in Russ Meyer style. Watch the trailer.
Fresh Fruit trailer from Diane Busuttil on Vimeo.
- Casting by Lisa Asky & Crystal Vice
Two people, a table, a chair and a good idea. Nothing more, nothing less. I love this kind of things. Sorry I couldn’t find more information. If you know something I don’t, let me know.
- Reading Time: American Psyco by Liandra Dahl
Well, they read a chapter I know almost word by word. Its explicit content surprised me when I was a teenager and I have to recognize that I have read it a million times. At the beginning I didn’t realize – as i read it in spanish – but in a few minutes I saw the scene in my mind and smile. It’s cool when one of the greatest and and smartest and sexiest independent pornographers nowadays thinks in the same paragraph of the same book as you. It could be any other, like in Hysterical Literature, but no. She hits the spot. The scene is homy and comfortable and it makes you feel like that. Please, visit her website to know more:
- Krutch by Mia gimp, Clark Mattheus, Mat Fraser.
One of the most impressing shorfilms I’ve seen this year. My english is so poor to translate all the good feelings I got of this work. Sexuality of disabled people is always hidden. This team makes it sexy, beautiful, interesting, positive. Very sex-positive. I’ve found this interview for you to know a little bit more:
- True=Crypta by Miss Alyx
Although this is not a shortfilm – it’s 45 min long, in Spain we call that a ‘medium’ – I couldn’t watch the whole because I had to go to another projection so I’m gonna talk about the only 15 minutes I could see.
I liked so much the atmosphere Miss Alyx has get in this film, makes the crypt-creatures more scary and real. Also all the post-production job that she has done. Color is bright red and I love it. Full of shadows.
- The safety in rubber by Amit Itzcar
A very very intimate situation probably you’d not be able to see ever in your life. Paraphilia, that huge and wonderful world. Complete shortfilm is on Vimeo, take a look:
The Safety in Rubber – A Film by Amit Itzcar from Amit Itzcar on Vimeo.
- Bikini Boyyz – Queens of the neighbourhood and Masturbating in my rapists clothes by Elektra Stoffregen and Misha Pallokat (Bikini Boyyz)
A little bit or RIOT GIRRRLS style and philosophy can’t be bad. Watch this two films and a bit more in the link below:
Queer Wasted Youth Vimeo Channel
- Undress me by Victor Lignen
Watching this you can think “ok, this is the typical trans drama”. Well, It isn’t, in my opinion. I talk with the co-protagonist Jana Bringlöve after the movie and I check we both had the same opinion of the situation. The key is her attitude. She is relaxed, sometimes a little bit embarrassed, but more of the boy’s behaviour than of herself. I recommend it. Watch the trailer:
the winner of the Porn Film Festival 2013 Shortfilm Competition: Antonio da Silva.
Antonio won last year competition and this year, as a jury, I saw it twice or three times just to not follow my first impression: it is excellent.
This year he brought us a delicate shortfilm talking about ginger boys where ginger boys are talking. From being bullied to became a fetich. Extremely beautiful shots of skin and hair. Music makes you focus more and be relaxed while your watching, like in a sunday morning, and when you get hot enough (if you like men) they start touching themselves and that’s exactly the kind of thing your want to happen in that very moment.
Check Antonio’s films website and be happy.