7th Biennial San Francisco Sex Workers Film and Arts Festival

Annie Danger

What: San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
When: May 20—29, 2011 citywide, events at SOMArts May 27, 2011
Festival Info: 415-671-6117
Admission: Prices vary depending on event, NOTAFLOF. More info at http://www.sexworkerfest.com/

The San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival has, since 1999, provided a forum for sex worker film and video makers to screen works about sex workers and the sex industries from around the world. The Festival has expanded to become a vibrant venue for performances, workshops, visual arts, political organizing, skills sharing and ever expanding other events. The Sex Worker Festival recognizes and honors prostitutes, dancers, porn performers and other sex workers, who have since time immemorial been dynamic and integral members of arts communities.

Friday, May 27, 11:00 am—6:00 pm
Sex Workers Skill Share
Website: http://www.sexworkerfest.com/swfest2011/workshops
Price: Suggested donations $5-$50 (NOTAFLOF)
Sex Worker Skill Share workshops are specifically developed for sex workers but many of the workshops will also be open to friends, families, community members and allies.  Please check the schedule or call for more information about specific workshops.

In addition to Friday’s sessions, on Wednesday, May 25th, from 6-10 there will be a webcam workshop at a separate location.  Space is limited. Email sexworkerfest@gmail.com

Workshop Schedule (in progress): For the most recent updates and additions, check the schedule at: http://www.sexworkerfest.com/swfest2011/workshops

  • Meet The Neighbors with Kirk Read
  • What the F*ck is Ecosex and How It Can Improve Your Sex Business with Annie Sprinkle
  • Plant Medicine for Sex Workers with Tara
  • An Elephant in the Room: Sex work in the age of HIV with Cyd Nova
  • Self- Care Panel (3 presentations): Know your needs/Finding Your Niche in The Sex Industry/Working Relationships

Friday, May 27, 8:00 pm—Midnight
Get The Money Up Front Cabaret curated by Erica Fabulous
Website:  http://www.sexworkerfest.com/swfest2011/getthemoney
Price: $10–$50 sliding scale, NOTAFLOF. Festival passes and advance tickets through Brown Paper Bag tickets May 1st
America’s Got Talent, Beach Blanket Babylon and the Leather Alliance award winner performers join the line-up in the San Francisco Sex Worker Festival’s Get The Money Up Front Cabaret hosted by San Francisco luminary Annie Danger, trans artist and activist, a comedian and featuring Alotta Boutté, from Beach Blanket Babylon.

Erica Fabulous presents another amazing evening of superstar sex worker performances at the fun SOMArts Gallery (the best place to hang out for the evening, munch on snacks, chill in the garden, get to know a radical space).

Festival events are presented at SOMArts through participation in the Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to arts and cultural organizations. For more information visit http://www.somarts.org/rentals/.

Photo credit: Annie Danger