“Fishnets and Film” was created by Queer Artist (& Drag Queen) Robby Kendall (AKA Ms Sweet Nothing).

Fishnets and Film has a clear mission to foster and celebrate BOTH the Queer Performance Art and Queer Cinema communities with the production of film festivals, special events, and films.

HISTORY: After completion of Kendall’s first film “Drag Queens Must Die!” in 2021, Kendall decided to produce a Drag Show and embed his film in the show as ‘one of the acts’. He brought in a red carpet and step-and-repeat backdrop to give his friends and guests some Hollywood style. The event was “Fishnets and Film” and happened in San Diego at Number One on Fifth (September 2021). Kendall pitched the concept to The Port Bar, where it happened in Oakland, CA (December 2021). Both shows were well-attended with amazing line-ups of Drag Queens.

Each time that red carpet rolled out and folks (and sponsors) grew excited about this unique idea, Kendall and his production team discussed the concept ~ “Fishnets and Film” ~ and decided to screen films from other artists and filmmakers. Kendall found many other venue owners/managers interested in hosting a “F&F” and, within his bandwidth, secured venues in Emeryville CA, Portland OR, & St. Paul MN to launch their own “Fishnets” in 2022.

CURRENT: As “Fishnets” continued to grow, Kendall expanded the concept to become part in-person and part online. After each in-person event, a week-long online film festival follows allowing world-wide access to all the amazing films that were Officially Selected for the current Season. “Fishnets and Film” is currently listed publicly on FilmFreeway, attracting film submissions from all over the world, and has recurring events in Emeryville, San Jose, Oakland, and San Diego.

Upcoming Shows:

OAKLAND, CA: March 2, 2024, 1pm. At The New Parkway Theater. https://sweetnothingproductions.com/product/sexplanation/

SAN JOSE, CA: March 9, 2024, 7pm. At the Westminster Presbyterian Church. https://sweetnothingproductions.com/product/fishnets_westminster/

Thank you to our Fishnets & Film sponsors!