Sunday, April 23, 2017

Toronto International Porn Festival Gala

Excitement is building at #tipf2017 as people start to fill the Great Hall for this year's award night. Stars, filmmakers and fans are at the historic theatre on wild Queen Street West to applaud the winners in several juicy categories. The gala caps off the four day Good For Her TIPFest which ran April 20-23, 2017. "Good For Her, Toronto’s premiere sexuality shop and workshop centre, proudly presents the Toronto International Porn Festival, a celebration of the diversity of bodies, desires, genders, and sexualities."
Performer Sporty N'Charge

The 2017 international festival began with screenings at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Bloor Street West on Thursday, April 20: 'The Best of the Last Decade' and Friday, April 21: 'Public, Provocative. Porn.' and 'The Kinkier Side of Lust'. Then on Saturday, April 22 some workshops, panel discussions along with a digital display of X VR porn were held at the Super Wonder Gallery on College Street. It is fun to check out your sexy side and take in some risque entertainment every now and then. The festival seeks to showcase fabulous alternatives and porn that is brave, educational, interesting and personal - and the creative people that produce the work.
Carlyle Jansen, producer of the festival and sex educator 

'April 23, 2017, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Great Hall. Mingle with your favorite performers and directors as they vie for awards at the historic Great Hall. With short clips of the year’s most impressive films and stimulating live entertainment, the festival finishes in style with a sexy gala like no other.'
TIPFest began in 2006 as the Feminist Porn Awards and was rebranded by Good For Her in 2016 to make the event more inclusive for all. The festival also recognizes Toronto for its importance to international film festivals and sex positivity.
MC and radio/tv celebrity Deb Pearce hosted the gala
Mindbender Supreme, Musician/MC/journalist Malcolm Lovejoy

Zyra after her burlesque performance
Mahogany Storm on the pole

Interspersed with the awards were several performances by Zyra Lee Vanity, Mahogany Storm and Irvin "Irv" Washington and Travoy "Tko" Deer.

See more photos of the show after the jump.

Author, actor and producer Jiz Lee

Winners took home the coveted TIPF trophies comprised of an endearing glass butt plug. I understand that one year they could be removed from the base and one year had a fur tail that you could also use. There was a challenge issued by Deb for a photo of the trophy in use.

"Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Toronto International Porn Festival.
We are so grateful to everyone who submitted their films this year and appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity that goes into the craft. Congratulations to all of the nominees. We are thrilled to recognize the following films, performers and directors whose work has stood out for us."

Sexiest Short - Trinity (Ms. Naughty)
Best Short - White Fur (Nikki Silver and Neve Be)
Smutty School Teacher Award for Sex Education - Vital Signs (Gala Vanting)
Most Tantalizing Trans Film - All My Mother’s Lovers (Arabelle Raphael and Mona Wales)
Hottest Newcomer - Enactone (Sky Deep)
Hottest Kink Film - ETAGE X (Francy Fabritz)
Heartthrob of the Year - Bishop Black
Golden Beaver Award for Canadian Content - Reunited (John Bee)
Best Orgasm - Blue Room (Goodyn Green)
Best BDSM Scene - Breathe (Goodyn Green)
Movie of the Year - SNAPSHOT Shine (Louise Houston)
Indie Porn Icon - Trinity, Hand Jobs, Immersed Ms. Naughty
Hottest Orgy - Last Call (Katybit)
Most Tantalizing Mature - Please May I Come, Mistress (Pandora Blake)
Most Dazzling Docu-Porn - Fifty Shades Of A Tranny (Ames Bexxx and Michelle Austin)
Steamiest Straight Movie - Bed Party: Jack HammerXL and Nikki Darling Shine Louise Houston
Best Fetish - Having My Cake (Morgana Muses)
Hottest Straight Vignette - Xconfessions Vol. 8 (Erika Lust)
Njoy Viewer’s Choice - ETAGE X (Francy Fabritz)
Hottest Lesbian Vignette - Eden (Nikki Silver)
Best Direction of an Original Concept - The Bedroom (Anna Brownfield)
Honourable Mentions:
Tangled Heartstrings Madison Young
Gone: A Story of Love and Courage Angie Rowntree - Femmes Kate Sinclaire
Breathtaking Morgana Muses
Honoured Websites:
FTM.XXX
CineSinclaire.com

Zyra Lee Vanity

Irvin "Irv" Washington and Travoy "Tko" Deer

Author, activist and artist Anna Saini

The bathrooms were designated as gender neutral and open to all people. I thought it was very liberating and truly an Ally McBeal inclusive moment where everyone shared the washroom in peaceful harmony.


Oasis Aqualounge Aquaflirt Sophie Rose
Writer, event producer and marketing director Fatima Mechtab

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