What people are saying

“These conscious and fully consented endeavours that were shared with us within this festival, is what will shift and change the world. Thank you Ilsa for birthing this potent vision of yours. Feeling beyond grateful for the experience.”

— Festival Participant

“The festival was another piece within my own journey of conscious sexuality. And deeply defined my own desires of my sexual expression, leaving me with a beautiful sense of growth and expansion. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. x”

— Festival Participant

“The broad diversity in the film selection, live performances and workshops made for an engaging weekend, sparking welcome discussion around topics of sex, relationships, sexuality and sensuality between my partner and I”

— Festival Participant

“Erotica Film Festival was a delightful days long escape into a world of erotic film, of stories and expressions of sex, love and desire that, beyond the cliches the label of ‚erotic film‘ commonly carries, were deeply personal, hedonistically sensual and liberating, and at times confrontingly real. A diverse and stimulating program on many levels”

— Festival Participant

“The selection of the movies was great, a variety, some I wouldn’t have otherwise considered yet was very pleasantly delighted by. The live workshops (recordings) had such great content. The ease of access to the movies (especially having in mind I am located in a different country)”

— Festival Participant

“The festival provided a wide and wonderful range of films, interviews and performances. Congratulations Ilsa for putting the program together and bringing this to the public.”

— Festival Participant

“Ilsa curated a really wonderful collection of films. Arousing, exciting and often emotive.”

— Festival Participant

“A very well presented festival, great variety and movie selection”

— Festival Participant

“A beautiful platform to showcase intimacy and relating in a sensual and genuine way.”

— Festival Participant

“The festival was curated with such beautiful and emotionally and erotically moving films. It was a pleasure watching them. I was surprised by the value I received from the live workshops and loved the replays offered for those I couldn’t see live. Thank you for this offering. It was a pleasure to witness eros in an artistic and inspiring way and not being taken away from the sacredness of it”

— Festival Participant

“I felt and loved the devotion to conscious connection in all the films produced by these incredible humans out there. I loved that none of these films, even though they were expressions of sexuality, had a notion of a goal, or having to get somewhere with the arousal. It was for the pure pleasure of freedom to express themselves sexually in the most authentic way. The presence and love gifted by the creators and participants for their craft of movie making was deeply touching. This permission space that Ilsa Fay created for pure untamed expression of erotica is priceless. These conscious and fully consented endeavours that were shared with us within this festival, is what will shift and change the world. Thank you Ilsa for birthing this potent vision of yours. Feeling beyond grateful for the experience.”

— Festival Participant

“This festival inspired me to want to make a film about sexuality and disability – thank you for offering such a wonderful platform for expression”

— Oliver

“I learnt so much and it reignited my sexuality practices and eros. I loved the workshops – having the opportunity to connect with such amazing speakers was invaluable. The container that was created for the festival felt incredibly safe and encouraging. Thank you!”

— Festival Participant

“EROTICA 2021 was such a beautifully curated experience, with so many great workshops and films. It was an opportunity to feel the different flavours and levels of sexuality and it allowed me the freedom and permission to explore and be curious in a safe environment. Thank you Ilsa!”

— Festival Participant

“The Erotica film festival displayed some of the finest examples of what is possible when art and sex are intertwined. It showed so beautifully the difference between watching a filmed act of desire, consent and presence vs the acted, scripted, polished versions of sex that we are used to seeing. It was an inspiring, erotic relief to see the difference and have these creators celebrated for their work.”

— Festival Participant

“This shows very important, sexual examples to have as an alternative influence to the porn industry.”

— Festival Participant