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Anna Span

Easy on the Eye - Women Love Porn

Anna Span started shooting porn films after graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art with a BA Hons in Fine Art (Film & Video) in 1998. It was there that she wrote her dissertation ‘Towards A New Pornography’ in which she analysed what a female perspective on porn would look like, porn remaining a genre that was largely underdeveloped and unexplored by female filmmakers. Awards:
  • ‘Palm Phwoar – Services to the Industry’ – Shafta Awards 2013
  • ‘Indie Porn Pioneer’ (2007) and ‘Best Bi-movie’ (2011) – Feminist Porn Awards (Toronto)
  • ‘Best Director’ (2007 and 2008), ‘Best Soft-core Production’, ‘Best Reality Programme’, – UK Adult Film and TV Awards (2007)
  • ‘Best British Film Brand’ – Erotic Trade Only (The UK adult trade magazine 2009)
  • ‘Best Politician’ The Erotic Awards (2010)
  • Silver in the FICEB Awards, Spain (2003)
In 2009 she launched a separate label to encourage other budding…

Anna Span started shooting porn films after graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art with a BA Hons in Fine Art (Film & Video) in 1998. It was there that she wrote her dissertation ‘Towards A New Pornography’ in which she analysed what a female perspective on porn would look like, porn remaining a genre that was largely underdeveloped and unexplored by female filmmakers.

Awards:

  • ‘Palm Phwoar – Services to the Industry’ – Shafta Awards 2013
  • ‘Indie Porn Pioneer’ (2007) and ‘Best Bi-movie’ (2011) – Feminist Porn Awards (Toronto)
  • ‘Best Director’ (2007 and 2008), ‘Best Soft-core Production’, ‘Best Reality Programme’, – UK Adult Film and TV Awards (2007)
  • ‘Best British Film Brand’ – Erotic Trade Only (The UK adult trade magazine 2009)
  • ‘Best Politician’ The Erotic Awards (2010)
  • Silver in the FICEB Awards, Spain (2003)

In 2009 she launched a separate label to encourage other budding female porn directors entitled ‘Women Love Porn’ and was successful in overturning an arguably sexist ruling by the British Board of Film Classification, which banned images of female ejaculation. A previous push to allow parity of representation between the sexes in soft-core productions was also achieved by Easy on the Eye Productions. Anna was appointed as Chair of the UK trade association for the UK’s erotic industries for two years until she stood down to allow time to study her PhD in 2011.