Docaviv 2014: Participants in the Israeli Competition Announced

פורסם: Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Fourteen new Israeli documentary films have been selected for the competition at the Sixteenth Docaviv Film Festival, which will take place this year on 8-17 May. Venues include the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, the Tel Aviv Port, The cooperative bar "Bar Kayma", Levinsky Park, the Arab-Jewish Community Center in Jaffa, and Habima Square.

A prize of NIS 70,000, the biggest prize in Israel for documentary film, will be awarded to the winners of the competition. A total of some seventy Israeli films produced over the last year were submitted to the competition. According to the panel of judges, this year's crop of films was exceptional, making it especially hard to choose. Selection committee members included Sinai Abt, Artistic Director of the Docaviv Festival, documentary filmmaker Shirly Berkowitz (Lies in the Closet), and veteran cinematographer Yaron Scharf, who worked on numerous feature and documentary films (Youth, Footnote), television series, dramas, and more.

Similarly, seven films produced by students in the country's top film schools were selected for the Festival's annual Student Film Competition. The panel of judges included Karin Rivkind Segal, program manager of Docaviv, film editor Yaron Ruda, and Tal Arditi.

The complete program of the Sixteenth Docaviv Film Festival will be released gradually until it appears in full in early April. Keep up with all the latest news on our homepage and Facebook page.


  • 1 Out of Three
    Dir.: Sivan Ben Ari; Prod.: Naama Pyritz
  • A Time to Refrain from Embarecing
    Dir.: Avigail Sperber; Executive Producer: Ilanit Baumann; Producer: Enav Shenar
  • Anastasia and Doron
    Dir.: Paz Schwartz; Prod.: Shula Spiegel, Dana Eden
  • Bialik - King of the Jews
    Dir. & Prod.: Yair Qedar
  • The Green Prince
    Dir.: Nadav Schirman; Prod.: Nadav Schirman, Omri Uzrad, Simon Chinn, John Battsek
  • High Function
    Dir.: Dana Dimant; Prod.: Claudius Films Ltd
  • Labyrinth
    Dir.: Julie Shles; Prod.: Shula Spiegel, Dana Eden
  • Life According to Ohad
    Dir.: Eri Daniel Erlich; Prod.: Haggai Arad, Elad Peleg
  • Mom Is Not Crazy
    Dir.: Mordechai Vardi; Prod.: Mordechai Vardi, Ami Drozd
  • Almost Friends
    Dir.: Nitzan Ofir; Prod.: Barak Heymann; Co-creator: Anat Kerem-angel
  • Sound Of Torture
    Dir.: Keren Shayo; Prod.: Osnat Trablsi, Galit Cahlon
  • Voices from the Booth
    Dir.: Lina Chaplin; Prod.: Lina Chaplin, Daniela Reiss Razon
  • My Father Yaakov Shabtai
    Dir.: Noa Shabtai; Prod.: Arik Bernstein, Gil Sima
  • Write Down, I'm an Arab
    Dir.: Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin; Prod.: Ibtisam Films

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