ANNOUNCEMENT RE 2016 PERV QUEEROTIC FESTIVAL

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We will not be holding the proper big Perv Queerotic Film Festival this year. Instead we will be having one super great screening and panel on Friday 26th November. Big thanks to all the filmmakers that have already submitted their fabulously dirty films for this year’s festival. We will keep your films for consideration for our proper festival next year.

Perv Queerotic Film Festival 2015 Program

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26th – 29th November @ The Red Rattler Theatre

Tickets and Festival Passes available online now!


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OPENING NIGHT: Perv International Shorts Competition ***FINALISTS ANNOUNCED***

Thursday 26th November

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Funny, thought provoking and sizzlingly hot. This year’s collection of the best smutty shorts from Australia and across the globe has got it all. You’ll laugh, you might cry, you will definitely feel things all over.

The finalists are:

Neurosex Pornoia: Episode 2 (Abigail Gnash & Eric Pussyboy, Germany)

Sindy Skin’s Home Kinks (Sindy Skin, Australia)

Campos de Castilla (de Karmen Tep & Urko Post-Op, Spain)

been too long at the FAIR (Charles Lum & Todd Verow, USA)

Guy Next Door (Pradipta Ray, India)

Hello Titty (Skyler Braeden Fox, Germany)

Support Your Local Pornographers (Toytool Comiteé, Spain)

Put The Needle on the Record (Shine Louise Houston, USA)

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Single Session Tickets: https://perv2015shortscomp.eventbrite.com.au

(Photo: Neurosex Pornoia: Episode 2)


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Berlin: Then and Now 

Friday 27th November

Doors 6.30pm for 7pm start

Airport (1994) and Shutter (2014) are two films from Berlin that manage to capture the spirit of the time and place they were made. In 1994, Manuela Kay and Silke Dunkhorst made the now classic Airport. Opening at the titular (Tegal) Airport, we see flight attendants engaging in some inflight entertainment in the toilets. From here we follow them to one of the city’s very active sex clubs where we meet some dreamy leather dykes. In 2014 Goodyn Green made Shutter, a collection of beautifully shot and orchestrated scenes that reflect the freedom of contemporary queer Berlin.

Single Session Tickets: https://perv2015berlinthenandnow.eventbrite.com.au 

(Photos: Airport – photo credit Christiane Pausch & Shutter)


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Spotlight: Antonio Da Silva

Friday 27th November

Doors 9pm for 9.30pm start

Antonio Da Silva is an award-winning Portuguese artist and filmmaker based in London. His films explore such topics as cruising and public sex, internet hook ups, performance and voyeurism. Stylistically diverse, these films draw together elements of narrative, documentary and art cinema to create poignant, erotic and politically astute considerations of gay male sexuality. As Da Silva himself says ‘the penis can also take part in poetry’.

Single Session Tickets: https://perv2015dasilva.eventbrite.com.au

(Photo: Solos)


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CLOSING NIGHT: Coming Out Like a Porn Star – Book Launch and Panel Discussion 

Sunday 29th November

Doors 5pm for 5.30pm start

Porn and sex work stigma deeply affects the lived experience of porn professionals. To launch the publication of Coming Out Like a Porn Star, a collection of essays on pornography, protection and privacy edited by prominent porn performer Jiz Lee, Perv will bring together a panel of local porn industry professionals to discuss their own experiences of ‘outness’ in their intersections of identities. The panel will be chaired by Zahra Stardust. She and Gala Vanting will also be reading their work from the book and will be available for book signing during the event.

Single Session Tickets: http://perv2015colapsbooklaunch.eventbrite.com.au

(Photo: Book cover)


Ticket Prices

Single Session: Full $17, Concession $12 + booking fee & NOTAFLOF

Festival Pass (access to all four sessions): Full $59, Concession $39 + booking fee. Get them here: https://perv2015festivalpass.eventbrite.com.au


Festival Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/884960904891376/

Perv Queerotic Film Festival 2014 Program

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Perv 2014 is on. And it’s going to be another hot one folks.

Tickets available online now!

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Fuck Dolls - Comp event + perv coverThursday 13th November
Perv International Shorts Competition
Doors: 6.30pm/Start 7pm
Tickets: $15/$10 + booking fee
Buy: http://www.trybooking.com/110375

 

 

Perv brings you the cream of this year’s smutty cinematic crop in a package of filthy queer short films from Australia and around the world.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

Gingers (Antonio Da Silva, UK)

Queen Bee Empire (Samuel Shanahoy, USA)

Pix (Antonio Da Silva, UK)

Want Some Oranges (Goodyn Green, Germany)

de-railed (Quinn Cassidy and Irina S., USA)

Fuck Dolls (Zahra Stardust, Australia)

A Weekend in Germany (Jan Soldat, Germany)

 

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cruisestill02Friday 14th November
The End of Cruising
Doors: 6.30pm/Start 6.50pm
Tickets: $15/$10 + booking fee
Buy: http://www.trybooking.com/110372
Trailer (NSFW): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GRvt6eDm9Q

 

Renowned underground filmmaker Todd Verow’s new documentary The End of Cruising is a fascinating exploration of how changes in urban planning and technology have brought about the ‘end’ of cruising as we once knew it. In a series of short films, it explores different cruising spots in the US, UK and Europe through stories told by the men who have frequented them (including some very active ones in the former World Trade Center). It’s political, it’s sexy and at times sexually explicit. The End of Cruising is a timely examination of gay male cruising and public sex.
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Love Hard event + perv coverFriday 14th November
LOVE HARD + Live Q&A with director Gala Vanting and cast

Doors: 8.30pm/Start 9pm
Tickets: $15/$10 + booking fee
Buy: http://www.trybooking.com/110369
Website: http://lovehardthefilm.com/

 

LOVE HARD is a work of docu-portraiture from Sensate Films about BDSM and intimacy. In its inquiry into the loves and lives of 5 subjects, it presents unique, articulate, and thoughtful perspectives on how kink can function in our lives – as a practice of art or intimacy, as a mode of expression or release, as an iteration or an obliteration of self, as a way to play, a way to fuck, a way to love, a way to be ordinary.
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The Red Ratter Theatre
6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Limited tickets to all sessions available at the door.

The End of Cruising – MELBOURNE SCREENING – Saturday 11th October @ Hare Hole

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Perv Queerotic Film Festival presents a screening of renowned underground filmmaker Todd Verow’s new documentary The End of Cruising. This fascinating film explores how changes in urban planning, technology and sexual mores among gay men have brought about the ‘end’ of cruising as we once knew it. In a series of short films, it explores different cruising spots in the US, UK and Europe through stories told by the men who have frequented them (including some very active ones in the former World Trade Center). It’s political, it’s sexy and at times sexually explicit. The End of Cruising is a timely exploration of gay male cruising and public sex. Not to be missed.

Watch Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GRvt6eDm9Q

Where: Hare Hole, Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Time: Doors 7.30, Start 8pm
How much: Full – $15, Con -$10, Enthusiastic Perv – $20, NOTAFLOF – email pervfilmfestival@yahoo.com.au to arrange.
Book Tickets: http://www.trybooking.com/106062

Perv’s first MELBOURNE SCREENING (Saturday 5th July @ Hare Hole) : She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column + The Stain [Live]

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She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column is a documentary about the multi-disciplinary post-punk band Fifth Column, a group of women from Toronto came together in 1981 and ended up collaborating for almost twelve years. They united to use music, film, and self-publication to defy conventions of art practice, gender ideas, and to challenge homophobia. These endeavours snowballed into global art and political movements. Their commitment to working outside a capitalist structure made it impossible for them to claim their due as musicians and artists, despite having garnered worldwide notoriety for their work. She Said Boom explores the contributions of this group of young people to the core of Canada’s rich subculture, and investigates the reasons these cultures often slip through the cracks of our history and art-heritage.

 

The film tells the inspirational story of a small group of outsiders creating a new reality. Their world exists in opposition to a culture that excludes and rejects them, but it is no utopia. Strong personalities with strong ideas collaborate and also come into conflict and out burst great queer films, zines and music. Alienated from everyday life, a small group of women artists in Toronto in the 1980s created a queer subculture that was destined to catch fire and influence many bohemians and outsiders around the world.

 

Director Kevin Hegge interviews Fifth Column members Caroline Azar, Beverly Breckenridge and G.B. Jones, along with other collaborators including Bruce LaBruce, Vaginal Davis and Kathleen Hanna. It makes for an in-depth look at the work and the era that it came out of, and the implications and challenges of that history for contemporary queer culture. Their legendary fights were a critical part of a tremendous body of work and way of life that waged total war against art practice, gender norms, and politics.

 

+ A special live performance from ‘live marriage between music and and performance’ The Stain before the screening!

 

Watch film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmgf78faXhc

Check out The Stain here: http://www.thestain.org/ 

Date: Saturday 5th July, 2014

Venue: Hare Hole, Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St. Fitzroy 3065

Doors: 7.30pm

Price: $20 Full/$15 Con

Tickets: http://www.trybooking.com/87200

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Call for Entries 2014

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It’s that time again. Time to submit your dirty shorts and features to Perv. The 5th Perv Queerotic Film Festival will be happening at the Red Ratter from the 13th to 16th November, 2014.

From the sensual to the lewd, the silly to the serious, the subtle to the shamelessly upfront, Perv will showcase some of the latest and greatest audio-visual material representing and catering to queer desires.

All genres and all categories are desired. Whether documentary, fiction, short and feature-length works, we want it all in the worst way.

Entries are now also open for the Perv International Short Film Competition. Prizes include a Grand Jury Prize of $500 AUD and an audience award (TBA).

The closing date for all festival entries is Monday 25th August, 2014.

For more info, download the entry form below

PERV ENTRY FORM 2014

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Screening 24th April 8pm: SHE SAID BOOM – The Story of Fifth Column

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She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column is the story of a group of young female artists from Toronto in the early eighties. They united to use music, film, and self publication to defy conventions of art practice, gender ideas, and to challenge homophobia. These endeavours snowballed into global art and political movements. Their commitment to working outside a capitalist structure made it impossible for them to claim their due as musicians and artists, despite having garnered worldwide notoriety for their work. It also explores the contributions of this group of young people to the core of Canada’s rich subculture, and investigates the reasons these cultures often slip through the cracks of our history and art-heritage.

She Said Boom tells the inspirational story of a small group of outsiders creating a new reality. Their world exists in opposition to a culture that excludes and rejects them, but it is no utopia. Strong personalities with strong ideas collaborate and also come into conflict and out burst great queer films, zines and music. Alienated from everyday life, a small group of women artists in Toronto in the 1980s created a queer subculture that was destined to catch fire and influence many bohemians and outsiders around the world.

Hegge interviews Fifth Column members Caroline Azar, Beverly Breckenridge and G.B. Jones, along with other collaborators including Bruce LaBruce, Vaginal Davis and Kathleen Hanna. It makes for an in-depth look at the work and the era that it came out of, and the implications and challenges of that history for contemporary queer culture. Their legendary fights were a critical part of a tremendous body of work and way of life that waged total war against art practice, gender norms, and politics.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmgf78faXhc

screening with

BEAUTIFUL MONOTONY by Zahra Stardust (Short film, honorable mention at Berlin PFF)

Plus

Playing before & after the screenings Glory Hole DJs take us on a musical journey of their fave feminist queer punk tunes.

 

THURSDAY 24th APRIL @ The Red Rattler Theatre (6 Faversham St, Marrickville)

Doors 7pm/Start 8pm

$15/$10

Come early for $5 vegan soup!

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/230229980512101/