#HPFF2018 Winners

BEST FILM
Who will fuck daddy? by Lasse Långström
The film found an original approach of confronting documentary footage from a contemporary queer community with an imaginative fantasy world informed by queer cinema history. Through an ironic play with its kitsch, vintage and oneiric aesthetic it blends together the fundamental values of our new queer society.

BEST DOC
The 36-Year-Old Virgin by Skyler Braeden Fox
A courageous and moving documentary that explores question of gender identity and sexual fantasies, coming to the conclusion that, in identity, body and fantasy don’t necessarily need to match, because in just one life you can live multitude of genders. It also celebrates the embrace of a community that helps to live out even those fantasies that might scare you at first.

SPECIAL MENTION
My Body My Rules by Émilie Jouvet
A manifesto of sexual liberation that shows performances of different body types acting out different fetishisms, transformed into radical and aesthetic images by director Émilie Jouvet.

BEST ITALIAN SHORT
POW 
by Werther Germondari and Maria Laura Spagnoli
POW renews the imaginary of porn with an experimentale and brave idea. In opposition to the violence of war, two enemy soldiers let themselves go to hallucinated and consensual experimentation in a natural setting that protects them, where human and not-human, real and unreal mix, provoking in the audience a state of curious confusion.

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
Full by AORTA films
Fat, powerful bodies hackering the borders of what is normally conceived as sexually desirable and exciting. An ode to sex as an empowering act of revenge, as consent and mutual care.

NO BORDER, NO GENDER MENTION
Piedad by The Outdoor Cat
A short that demolishes and resets the boundaries of decency and morality. Non-binary bodies, impossible to classify, in a trash and post-apocalyptic atmosphere, express in a desecrating way care and respect towards the desire, beyond the borders of gender and life.

ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTE MENTION
Furniture Porn Project by Antoine Héraly
An original experiment in which porn borders expand beyond the flesh, beyond the bodies to include space and objects. Each element is extremely accurate – lights, colours, outfits, locations and voids – in order to break with the traditional representation of fetish and BDSM, creating new spaces for imagination and desire.