2nd Cherry Pop Film Festival submissions closed


The interview with our special guest, Bob Bentley, BAFTA award winning producer and the director of “The Pleasure of Rope” which was screened at 1st Cherry Pop Film Festival.

His feature documentary  explores the Japanese art of rope bondage and the people who practice it, sometimes obsessively. Kinbaku, also called Shibari, has origins in the medieval world. Almost forgotten, it has since been rediscovered in modern times, growing from a niche practice on the BDSM scene into a popular passion for many men, women and couples in Japan and throughout the West.

Learn more about Cherry Pop Film Festival


Cherry Pop Film Festival is an international short film competition that aims to explore sexuality, gender and relationships through the eyes of filmmakers from all over the world. We address sexuality in film as both a cultural phenomenon and a product and aim to show how norms and perspectives on sexuality vary across cultures.
Submissions for the 2nd Cherry Pop Film Festival are closed, and our film selectors are making a final selection. The Festival will be held from 16-18th of November 2023 in Zagreb.  


The 1st Festival took place June 2-4 2022 at Urania theater in Zagreb and online on-demand.
Grad Zagreb sponzor Cherry Pop Film Festival