Film festivals are public events that are held annually in a city o the region in order to showcase films related to the festival focus whether it is of a recent date or not, to real live audiences.
Most of these festivals are organized by film societies, art associations, universities, local governments, and other related establishments; also the films showcased are always of a short defined length. These festivals provide a platform for upcoming filmmakers to display their films in front of a large audience and also get honest reviews from professional film critics.
There is also an opportunity for recognized filmmakers to get cash rewards aside from the tremendous press attention, and exposure to potential buyers and agents that they will also enjoy. Some notable Film festivals include the San Francisco Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Vennes Film Festival and much more.
Due to the public nature of these film festivals, certain rules and regulations are put in place to ensure that the movies and short films displayed, are generally acceptable and not of an offensive nature. The major areas usually up for scrutiny are;
1. Scenes with explicit sexual content and demonstrations which could also be considered pornographic.
2. Graphic violence against children and animals.
3. Violence against any political, sexual, and racial group.
One of the major policies has a lot to do with the prevention of the display of porn pics and everything related to it in films and clips at these festivals. Although pornography is acceptable for viewing by a certain age group, it is inappropriate to display such contents in a public event such as a film festival because;
– Audiences at film festivals could in some cases include children and young adults, hence the display of porn pics downloaded from www.imageweb.ws or www.dirtypornphotos.com or and explicit sexual contents could lead to unwanted situations such as under-age pornography viewing.
– Most Film festivals have a particular focus and theme which will not need the distraction and disgust that pornography might bring to the whole set up
– Films displayed at film festivals could also be seen outdoors, so it is safe to say that a couple of laws related to broadcasting will be violated if porn contents are found in the scenes of these films.
– The reputation of the entire festival will be jeopardized and viewership and attendance could drop significantly in the subsequent editions.
In order to protect the integrity and focus of the film festivals in San Francisco, filmmakers especially upcoming ones and their films are thoroughly scrutinized before they are allowed to display their contents to the audience present. Also, they are given the rules and guidelines that govern their participation during the period of the festival.… Read the rest