Toronto International Porn Festival

The Toronto International Porn Festival, operating as the second iteration of the iconic Feminist Porn Awards, aims for inclusivity, empowerment, and to expose new and existing porn and film audiences to diverse film from around the world.

The Porn Fest introduces new programs this year such as Straight But Not Narrow, Comedic Porn, Sci-Fi, Trans Shorts, Identity Politics and more. The 2nd annual Toronto International Porn Festival, helmed by long-standing sexual health and pleasure store GoodForHer, runs April 20 – 22, 2018. It is a three-day celebration of porn and film with screenings of docs, indie, and feminist works, panel discussions on a variety of topics including sex work, and an annual award ceremony where filmmakers and fans mingle and mix.

Toronto International Porn Festival enters its second annual celebrations with the announcement of two Bruce LaBruce Canadian premieres, highlighting his works It is Not The Pornographer That’s Perverse (2017) which is an omnibus collection of his shorts, and Refugee’s Welcome (2017) which celebrates the enigmatic filmmaker's decades-long career.

“Bruce represents the pivotal intersection where the Porn Fest operates,” Carlyle Jansen, Founder of GoodForHer and the Toronto International Porn Fest says. “Both Bruce and the Porn Fest are edgy, contemporary, and embracing of all races, sexualities, genders, and abilities. We are honoured to be pushing boundaries with him this year, as well as with all our other fabulous films, both indie and mainstream.”

The Porn Fest brings together lovers of film of all types, new and old, exploratory and sage, to experience porn in public and not pirated in their own homes. The event honours the work of porn performers and sex workers and aims to de-stigmatize their work, as well to normalize the intersection of pleasure with public events.

The weekend's schedule and ticket info can be found at: https://torontointernationalpornfestival.com/

Events will be taking place at Super Wonder Gallery (584 College St. W) and The Royal Cinema (608 College St.).