Kooz, Aswat’s Queer Film Festival, is organizing the fourth edition and is accepting submissions until August 31st, 2019.

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Kooz is an annual three-day Palestinian festival which takes place in November\December 2019. It will provide a platform for open discussions on sexuality, sexual and gender diversity within the sociopolitical context of Palestine in particular, and of the region more generally.

We welcome submission of films reflecting on the consequences of occupation and apartheid policies and practices in Palestine, as well as on patriarchy, capitalism and militarism in the region and the world. We also encourage submissions that show a broader understanding of queer sexuality; one that is not confined to LGBTQIA identities and performances alone, but that encompasses the political dimension’s direct and indirect effects on the personal, namely, our sex life, sexuality, gender roles and practices, and gender identities and performances.

For programming consideration in Kooz film festival 2019, filmmakers and/or distributors should fill out the submission form below.

Please note: Aswat does not pay rental or royalty fees, nor does it charge you for publicity and exposure. Aswat considers this program of mutual benefit for both, our members and society.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Please feel free to email or call with any questions. 

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