What is the project about
To make it real we are asking anyone to contribute, we ask you too. If you don't pass out, you should check it out!
"Hi mom, I'm setting up an Erotic Film Festival".
Her reaction wasn't, fortunately, dramatic neither tragical, but it could! Considered how many, even among the up to date youth, still carries on resistances and taboos about this topic. The goal of Fish&Chips Film Festival is to escape the pattern which associates sexuality with morbidity, dirtiness, or something hilarious and not to be taken seriously.
As stated in our manifesto:
The Fish&Chips Film Festival – International Erotic Film Festival wants to open, for the first time in Turin and in Italy, a window on film genre and create an opportunity to approach sexuality in a creative, free, innovative, lay, irreverent and intelligent way.
We believe in eroticism as a basic need of human beings and we want to show sex from different points of view, be they psychological, physical or social, but in any case liberating and non-discriminatory.
We want to research and propose a quality cultural production, able to go beyond the simplistic and abused canonical approaches. We are going to select works with cinematographic significance, able to convey a unique vision upon a broad and varied world, ranging from love to eroticism and pornography.
The festival is meant to be a moment of reflection and enjoyment, which includes debates, exhibitions and shows. For our first edition, we welcome any experimentation, mushy peas, proposals and other pleasantries. We believe expression, sexual and thought freedom to be a key feature for the creation of a more challenging horizon.
Sex has always driven many of our decisions and that’s where we have decided to start from!
How funds will be used
Fish&Chips is a low-budget festival, fed by the passion of people spending their time on the project and believing in it. To be funded by public offices is not easy at all, considered what kind of project we are developing; therefore at the moment we rely on private sponsors, which keep giving us their trust stating their open-mindedness: ESP care, Lovever and the restaurant Bazaaar as a technical sponsor.
Unfortunately, that's far from being enough, we need more support and you can be a part of it! Furthermore, it's not (only) about money: your contribution will make a wider awareness possible, as a part of a collective liberation.
In detail, your contribution will help pay for the printing of the catalogue, the completion of the Italian subtitles of all movies, the hospitality for the guests and general graphic expenses.
Thanks for your contribution!
Who is behind the project
We are a group of under-35s. We have a variety of personal backgrounds and work experiences:
- Three of us do cultural work (in cinema, the visual arts, writing)
- One event organizer
- Two graphic artist
- An illustrator
- One video artist
- One press office
- One administrative office
The project is promotes by Altera an association which has been active in Italy for many years in the cultural field.
Rewards & Shipping
Instead of the traditional “Thanks!” we thought to get you involved even more: send us a pic of the body part that you judge the most erotic and sensual. We will edit it in a videoclip that will became the end part of the Festival trailer.
You can make open offers*, if the amount you want to pledge is not listed. Use this feature if you need the reward to be delivered out of Italy, as follows.
The descreetly customized Fish&Chips-style gift-package could be retrieved in Turin during the Festival or, by request, mailed via the common postal service.
* Once selected the reward, you will have the option to modify your pledge and/or add shipping costs, if not included. Just click on the black square on the right of the payment page.
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Fish&Chips Film Festival
We are a group of under-35s with a variety of personal backgrounds and work experiences. Since May we are working at the first edition of Fish&Chips Film Festival, an international erotic film festival with a special focus on sexuality, that because we believe there is a need in Italy for a gathering in which think collective about eroticism and sexuality.