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

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 to give his friends and guests some Hollywood style. And he and his team called it “Fishnets and Film”. “F&F” launched in San Diego at Number One on Fifth in September 2021 and then at The Port Bar in Oakland, CA (December 2021). Both shows were well-attended with amazing line-ups of Drag Queens.

Each time the red carpet rolled out and folks (and sponsors) grew excited about this unique idea, Kendall and his production team members discussed this 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” this calendar year (2022).

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 will follow allowing world-wide access to all the amazing films that were Officially Selected. “Fishnets and Film” is currently listed publicly on Filmfreeway, attracting film submissions from all over the world.

Thank you to our Fishnets & Film sponsors!