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|Brussels International Festival of Eroticism European X Awards|
The Brussels International Festival of Eroticism (Dutch: Internationaal Erotica Festival van Brussel, French: Festival International de l'Érotisme de Bruxelles) is a trade show for the European adult entertainment industry held each February in Brussels. The most notable event during the Festival is the European X Awards, a movie award for the European adult video industry.
Each participating country (typically Germany, Italy, France and Spain) is given their own set of awards, including Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
The first International Festival of Eroticism was held in 1993, with the European X Awards first held in 1995.
Radley Metzger was an American pioneering filmmaker and film distributor, most noted for popular artistic, adult-oriented films, including Camille 2000 (1969), The Lickerish Quartet (1970), Score (1974), The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann (1974), The Image (1975), The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976) and Barbara Broadcast (1977). According to one film reviewer, Metzger's films, including those made during the Golden Age of Porn (1969–1984), are noted for their "lavish design, witty screenplays, and a penchant for the unusual camera angle". Another reviewer noted that his films were "highly artistic — and often cerebral ... and often featured gorgeous cinematography". Film and audio works by Metzger have been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
Katalin Vad, better known by her porn star name Michelle Wild is a Hungarian actress and former erotic performer who worked mainly for Private Media Group (International) and LUXx Video (Hungary).
Andrew Blake is an American adult erotic film director and film producer. Blake has been inducted into both the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame and is a medal recipient from the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival for his first film NIGHT TRIPS.
Kelly Trump is a German pornographic actress.
Roberto Malone is an Italian pornographic film actor and director who has appeared in over 375 pornographic films.
The Adult Film Association of America (AFAA) was the first American association of pornographic film producers. It fought against censorship laws, attempted to defend the industry against prosecution for obscenity, and held an annual adult film awards ceremony. Founded in 1969, it continued separate operation until 1992 when it merged with Free Speech Legal Defense Fund. The organization was also host to the Erotic Film Awards which were held from 1977 until 1986.
The Venus Award is a film award in the adult film industry presented yearly in Berlin since 1997 as part of the Venus Berlin trade fair, an international erotic trade festival, on the exhibition grounds at the Funkturm.
The Erotixxx Award is a prize awarded in the adult film industry by German magazine eLine, which had been presented yearly from 2005 to 2009 as part of the Venus Berlin trade fair, an international trade festival of the erotic. They were the successors to the Venus Awards, which had been presented until 2004 and then resumed in 2010. Starting in 2010, the Erotixxx Award became a part of the erotic fair Erofame from Hannover and, since 2011, only awards innovative products, toys, and companies. During the Venus Berlin years, prizewinners had been chosen by a jury and by a ballot of webmasters or registered users of several German erotic websites. After that time, it switched to the editorial staff of eLine and EAN.
Salma de Nora is a Spanish pornographic actress who began her career in December 2003.
The Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival or FICEB is an annual Spanish pornographic film festival and awards ceremony. It is the oldest adult film festival in Europe.
Nina Roberts is a French porn star, actress, author and contemporary artist.
Erika Lust is a Swedish erotic film director, screenwriter and producer. Alongside others such as Petra Joy and Anna Span, Lust has been instrumental in promoting the aims of the feminist pornography movement. She has written several books. She has been living and working in Barcelona since 2000.
Yasmine Lafitte is a French former pornographic actress who performed under the mononym Yasmine.
Sex in film is the presentation of aspects of human sexuality in film. The presence in films of any form of sexuality has been controversial since the development of the medium. Some films containing such sexuality have been criticized by religious groups or have been banned or the subject of censorship by governments, or both. In countries with a film rating system, films containing sex scenes typically receive a restricted classification. Nudity in film may be regarded as sexual or as non-sexual.
Alain Payet, also known under the pseudonyms John Pardaillan, John and Frederick Brasil Amor, James Gardner, James Gartner and Alain Garnier, was a film director of French pornographic movies and erotica.
The Critics Adult Film Association (CAFA) was a New York-based group of East Coast adult sex film critics, which bestowed awards upon those working in pornographic film during the 1980s. The awards were first presented in 1981, honoring the movies of the previous year. Talk Dirty to Me, a sex comedy starring John Leslie, who won Best Actor, was voted best film of 1980. Samantha Fox was the first Best Actress, winning for her role in This Lady Is A Tramp, another sex comedy.
The Transgender Erotica Awards, formerly known as The Tranny Awards, are a group of movie awards presented annually in the United States recognizing performances and performers in the field of transgender pornography, with an emphasis on erotic photography and pornographic movies. Organized by adult industry production company Grooby Productions, the awards were first given in 2009. Citing a poor representation of transgender performers and producers in mainstream adult awards ceremonies, the Transgender Erotica Awards were created to recognize achievement in the transgender adult industry.
Dimitris Sirinakis is a Greek erotic films director and producer. He is also the founder of Sirina Entertainment, and the owner of Sirina TV, the first Greek TV channel featuring adult content, that broadcasts via OTE TV.
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