The 23rd Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival will take place on the 1st – 10th of July 2021

Docaviv is the largest film festival in Tel Aviv and the only festival in Israel dedicated to documentary films. It is an Oscar-qualifying festival and is “considered one of the most prestigious documentary festivals in the world” (Variety, 2018).

Docaviv runs for 10 days and includes a rich line up of more than 120 films, special screenings, curated programs, seminars, outdoor screenings, artist talks, industry events and more.

Docaviv has the following competitive sections:

  1. International Competition
  2. Depth of Field Competition for films exhibiting exceptional cinematic language and exploring genre conventions
  3. Shorts Competition
  4. Israeli Competition
  5. Israeli Students Competition

The artistic director and selection committee prioritize new and innovative films with strong artistic vision for all the competitive sections.
The festival screenings of competition films must be Israeli Premieres (never been screened in Israel, broadcasted on television or had been available online).

The deadline for submissions of International films to Docaviv is February 4th, 2021.

Submit your film online or read the regulations here