I’m off to Europe for PornFilmFest Berlin 2013!
Berlin’s annual porn festival is a really place. The last time I attended, over 140 films were shown over the course of several days and in multiple theaters. I expect there will be at least that many this time around. There’s an incredible diverse selection of films presented. Really experimental artporn, oddball pervy comedy, exquisite foreign sex movies, and even animation. Gay animated porn from the 70’s? Yep. All that and then some!
The audience who attends the festival is a mixture of directors, performers, and open-minded individuals, all curious about how we use film to represent ourselves as sexual beings. I always learn a great deal through conversations with people at the festival, and I’m looking forward to continuing the discussion this year when I return.
And it will be a busy trip. I’m featured in a “Performer in Focus” event, where I’ll be screening JUSTIFY MY JIZ, GIRL/BOY, and select clips from CrashPadSeries.com. It will be followed by a Q&A, and I’ll look forward to sharing my thoughts about my more recent work with the audience.
I’ll also be featured in DEAR JIZ (Ms Naughty), and Mommy is Coming (Cheryl Dunye) will screen again this year due to popular demand. I also have a small cameo in Valencia: The Movie/s which will screen. Finally, I’ll be leading a workshop this year, “FUCKING FOR REEL: How to Have “Real Sex” in Porn.” Recently there’s been a lot of talk about “real sex vs porn” — I want to approach this idea on a practical level, and really dig in to the performative aspects of having pleasurable sex for the camera. (Registration info)
I’ll be busy around the UK and Germany before and after the festival with some shoots. I wont say too much as to not spoil some of the surprises, but I’ll be posting on social networks from the road so stay tuned to my @jizlee Twitter feed for updates and sneak peeks. (I will say this: I just can’t seem to get enough of Wolf Hudson!)
Here’s my planned schedule for PornFilmFest Berlin.
Wednesday, October 23rd
Mommy Is Coming (11:15am)
KINK (8:30pm) – Followed by Q&A with Kink.com performers Wolf Hudson, Aiden Starr, and Jiz Lee
Thursday, October 24th
Lesbian Pain – OCCUPIED (11pm) – Jiz Lee in attendance *I was the film’s production assistant, and will be representing on behalf of Pink & White Productions.
Friday, October 25th
Performer in Focus: Jiz Lee (4:30pm)
Saturday, October 26th
Workshop – FUCKING FOR REEL: How to Have “Real Sex” in Porn (2pm)
Lesbian Shorts – DEAR JIZ (5:15) – Jiz Lee in attendance (I’m not sure why it was put in “lesbian”…)