Soura Film Festival is a Berlin-based queer film festival that sheds light on cinematic talents from the SWANA (South West Asia & North Africa) region.
Soura—which means ‘image’ in Arabic, is about sharing a vision of life that is poignant, defiant, and unique.
The festival’s mission is to create a safe and welcoming space for filmmakers whose creative vision has challenged heteronormativity and patriarchal environments, and have explored queerness and what it represents to them. Queerness, as seen by the festival, is not exclusive to efforts related to the LGBTQ+ community, but also tackles themes such as feminism, migration, and human relationships that defy oppressive social constructs. Every fight for basic human rights is our fight when it comes to seeing the world from a queer gaze.