The juries of the sixth edition of Hacker Porn Film Festival.
FEATURE FILMS JURY
Kurtulmus is founder of MiGaY, the first Austrian platform for LGBTIQA+ migrants, an organization that puts an emphasis on visibility and representation of queer minorities and POC. For more than 15 years he has been working as a political activist. In 2012, he founded Transition International Queer & Minorities Film Festival, Austria‘s only queer film happening with a focus on gender diversity and queer migrants. He promoted cooperative events with the Teddy Award of the Berlinale, the Oslo/Fusion Festival and the Wien Museum. Yavuz Kurtulmus is an experienced festival manager. He organized a lot of international film events and screenings. Furthermore, he gives lectures and workshops on queer muslim activism. As founder and director of the Porn Film Festival Vienna, he always wants to highlight the effects of sexuality, gender and diversity on our society.
Hagendorfer is a Vienna-based artist, creative mind, and writer. Her main artistic interest is installation, sculpture and performance, and her work has been exhibited in many countries. As an artist she is concerned with socio-political discourses and questions about gender identity with an emphasis on post-porn-politics. She is the co-founder of Art UnAnchored, an art festival that took place on a ship moving between Vienna and Bratislava. She holds workshops and presents lectures on feminist pornography and film/art, her latest talk can be seen on TEDX Vienna. At the moment she is mostly concerned with filmmaking. Her work as part of the Porn Film Festival Vienna is focusing on the overall creative concept of the festival, the creation of artistic highlights and maintaining an artistic balance in the festival programming.
Nino Giordano was born in 1981 in Palermo. Always passionate about comics, manga and anime, he dreamed of working in this field from the early age. After years of working as waiter, assistant cook and dishwasher, at the age of 19 he moved from his beloved city to go to Bologna to work with comics. It happened that his beloved Kappa boys, with whom he has always dreamed of working, were owners of a restaurant, the Sushi Kappa café, where he began to work as a waiter until he was able to apply himself in the other company of the Kappas, the Kappa srl which was linked to Star Comics, beginning to work as a translator of texts, editor and letterer. He has seen with his own eyes many titles including Saint Seiya, Lupin III, Karekano, Fruits Basket, Keroro, Doraemon and many others. During the years of the job in Kappa Edizioni and Star Comics he creates a partnership with Andrea Renzoni with whom he experiences all his subsequent life in the field of publishing, learning a lot thanks to him. Later he brings gay manga porn to Italy with Renbooks, distributing authors like Gengoroh Tagame e Takeshi Matsu. Afterwards he starts the Dj Cessa project, playing his favorite trash music, then he creates the manga label Senseibooks. Today he works in a new bookshop called I fiori blu, based in Pigneto, Rome.
Best Feature Film and Best Documentary prizes will be awarded by the feature film jury.
SHORT FILMS JURY
Best International Short Film and Best Italian Film prizes will be awarded by the short film jury.