San Francisco PornFilmFestival Meets Crowdfunding Goal

SAN FRANCISCO — Pink and White Productions is celebrating a successful crowdfunding campaign for next month’s San Francisco PornFilmFestival, which will be presented entirely online and powered by streaming platform PinkLabel.tv.

The campaign met its $7,000 goal with nine days remaining. “When the deadline ends, the campaign will transition to ‘In Demand,’ meaning those who missed the deadline can still donate for early access to festival passes and other backer rewards before the festival premieres in August,” explained a representative.

The funds will cover “artists’ fees for over 100 participating filmmakers and guest curators, equipment and broadcasting tech, and closed-captioning in several major languages,” while stretch goals will now include a stipend for special guest moderators and increased artists’ fees.

“When coronavirus cases surged earlier this year, film festivals throughout the world from Sundance to Cannes to SXSW announced their cancellations,” noted festival director Shine Louise Houston in the campaign pitch. “Now, many festivals are taking their events online, turning to virtual streaming on platforms like Vimeo, YouTube and Netflix. However, these options are not available to presenters who showcase adult films because most platforms specifically prohibit sexually explicit content.”

“With COVID-19 making in-person events and travel unsafe for the unforeseeable future, we need an online festival platform that not only welcomes porn and pays its artists, but is also accessible to an international audience,” continued Houston.

Find the crowdfunding campaign, via Indiegogo, here and use the social media hashtags #SFPF #SFPornFilmFestival.

Tickets will be available beginning August 6, when two weeks of “pre-show” titles will begin streaming. After the live festival run from August 20 to 22, a selection of highlights will stream August 23.

Find the full slate of films here and visit the festival’s official website here.

Follow the fest on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

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