Hump!, the Amateur Adult Film Festival, Returns to S.F.

Hump!, the Amateur Adult Film Festival, Returns to S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Hump! Film Festival, opening this week in San Francisco.

The Hump! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies — each less than five minutes — all created by amateurs.

Dan Savage, a longtime sex advice columnist who made the cover of Sexual Health magazine in spring 2017, started up the festival, in part, as a platform for amateurs who could experience the excitement of being an adult film star. But Savage, who is the festival’s master of ceremonies, there’s more to that story.

“The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies,” Savage writes on the Hump! website. “Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks and fetishes — all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity.”

Hump! Film Festival is planning more than two dozen screenings starting Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on its website, where the film lineup can be found.

After the San Francisco festival, the Hump! Film Festival will hit the road in 2019 and screen to more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada.