Film judging is based on 4 categories: quality, inclusiveness, the "it" factor and hotness. They look for viewing options for diverse audiences that reflect society on the screen.
“Porn is everywhere and yet so private in how we view it. It also generally portrays a very narrow picture of who is sexy and what sex looks like. We started this festival because it publicly affirms a much broader experience of sex and offers a much more inclusive and diverse representation of bodies, pleasures, sexualities and desires.” Says festival producer, Carlyle Jansen. “People also feel conflicted about watching porn, worried that their consumption contributes to an industry that oppresses women. The Festival offers multiple formal and informal opportunities to hear from performers themselves about what their work means to them and how consumers can support positive and empowering sex work environments.”
Virtual Reality (VR) Porn will be explored and there will be seminars and free panels with special guests on Saturday.
The Upcoming Toronto International Porn Festival events are:
The Best of the Last Decade: Toronto International Porn Festival Review.
Thursday April 20 9:30pm at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor St W. Toronto
Friday April 21 7pm at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor St W. Toronto
The Kinkier Side of Lust
Friday April 21 9:30pm at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor St W. Toronto
Digital Play X - VR porn gallery, erotic shorts and talks
Saturday April 22 noon to 8pm at the Super Wonder Gallery 584 College St Toronto
Toronto International Porn Festival Awards Gala
Sunday April 23 7pm at the Great Hall 1087 Queen St W, Toronto
"Porn performers, directors, producers and fans dress in their sexiest best and mingle together as they savor short clips of the year’s most impressive award-winning films. Stimulating live entertainment is interspersed between the awards and the night is capped off with a celebratory dance party"