Inside the Quickies: Filmmaker Interview with Sara Koppel
An interview with Sara Koppel from “Little Vulvah & Her Clitoral Awareness”
Good Vibrations is proud to present the 2013 QUICKIES Erotic Short Film Competition on Friday, December 6th at the Castro Theater.
Filmmaker Bio: Director and animator Sara Koppel is from Copenhagen, Denmark, where she has made over 20 very small hand drawn animated independent art films. Her films have shown at over 80 International Film Festivals over the world and received 9 Awards. She made “Little Vulvah & her clitoral awareness” in August 2013, and is currently working on a new hand drawn erotic animation film called “We got lost on the other side of wilderness” to be finished 2015.
How did you find out about the Quickies Short Erotic Film Competition?
I found out about Good Vibrations Erotic short Quickies several years ago. I think it was during the Good for her Feminist Porn awards in Toronto.
Tell us a bit about your film. What’s it about? And what inspired you to create it?
My film “Little Vulvah and her clitoral awareness” is a short story about a girl who wakes up as from a dream, and then she sets out to explore nature, while discovering her clitoris.
This film is made with a great desire to create dialogue about women’s sexuality and taboo areas like women discovering their clitoris. And I’m hoping to get mothers and daughters to “dare” talk about this awareness and to encourage openness in the field.
Seven minutes or less is a pretty tight limit. What are some of the challenges in creating a short erotic film?
Well…in my field, handdrawn animation, I make around 12 drawings for each second of film, so my “Little Vulvah and her clitoral awareness” (almost 5 minutes) consists of 2,500 drawings…and that really takes some time to do. And I really love the Shortfilm length for expression.
What’s your background in film or in making erotic films? How does making an erotic film differ from making a non-erotic one?
I have made animation films since I was 14 years old, working in the Danish animation industy. But 10 years ago I created my own little studio, www.nakedlovefilm.com to make my own independent shortfilms. And I wanted from the start to make Erotic animation films. I think the match-up with Animation & Eroticism is quiet cool, and I simply just love doing it.
What do you hope audiences will get from your work?
I hope that people will think & re-think and feel and maybe talk about sexuality with open minds.
What projects are you working on now/next, and where can we find you?
Now I am beginning a new Erotic Animation film. This time I will try to make a longer film like 35 minutes. It is an Erotic epic modern fairytale lovestory called “We got lost on the other side of wilderness” And I am starting up a Kickstarter campain running from 1st of December – 24th of December, modeled on a traditional Scandinavia Christmas calendar. See more about it here: