Kooz, Aswat’s queer film festival, is accepting films until August 31st, 2019.
Kooz is an annual three-day Palestinian festival which takes place in the second weekend of November. Kooz screens local, regional and global productions dealing with sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity, showcasing the intersectional struggles of LGBTQI persons.
Kooz sees cinema as an important tool of self-expression and narration, and aspires to inspire Palestinian and queer filmmakers to produce movies reflecting the unique experiences of Palestinian and Arab queers. Kooz believes cinema, which can transcend social taboos and physical borders, has the power both to reflect reality and to imagine alternative futures.