Progressive Touch


Progressive Touch depicts three futuristic, absurdist love scenes in which the goal is to “improve” sex by complicating its rhythm and choreography. Sex as dance as comedy – with every move synchronized to the propulsive electronic score.


WORLD PREMIERE: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020, Ammodo Tiger Shorts Competition

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival – Special Mention for Creative Vision
Choreoscope Barcelona Dance Film Festival 2021
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2021
Peephole Filmfest – Best Erotic Short
Porn Film Festival Vienna 2021 – Best Austrian Short
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2021
Torino Underground Cinefest 2021
SECS Festival 2021 – Best Comedy Film
Fantasia International Film Festival 2021
Palm Springs International Shortfest 2021
Filmfest Dresden 2021
Vienna Shorts 2021
Mecal Pro | 22º Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona 2021
Slamdance 2021
Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2021
Fantaspoa – International Fantastic Film Festival, Porto Alegre 2021
Florida Film Festival 2021
London Short Film Festival 2021
Norwegian Short Film Festival 2020 – Honorable Mention Best International Short
Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2020 – Winner for Best International Short
Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival 2020
Leiden Shorts Festival 2020
Luststreifen Film Festival Basel 2020
Lima Alterna Festival de Cine 2020
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival 2020
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival 2020
Uppsala Short Film Festival 2020
Three-Channel Video installation
Exhibited at Steirischer Herbst 2019, Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, 2020


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countries of production:

Austria, Netherlands, USA


Michael Portnoy


Michael Portnoy


Tizo All, Ilona Bankiraj, Marc Philipp Gabriel, Juan Felipe Amaya González, Astrid Panaken, Deva Schubert