Call for Entries to Docaviv 2018

Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary

SAVE THE DATES: 17-26 May 2018

Docaviv is the largest film festival in Tel Aviv and the only festival in Israel dedicated to documentary films.

Docaviv runs for 10 days and includes a rich line up of more than 100 films, special screenings, curated programs, seminars, outdoor screenings, artist talks and more.

Docaviv has the following competitive sections: the International competition, the Depth of Field competition for films exhibiting exceptional cinematic language and exploring genre conventions, short film competition, the Israeli competition and the Israeli student 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 Premiers (never been shown in Israel, broadcasted on television or on the internet)

Docaviv Film Festival is now an Academy-qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category. The film that wins the Best Documentary Short award will be automatically eligible to submit for Oscar consideration.

The deadline for submissions of International films to Docaviv is January 11, 2018

Regulations & Online Submission form can be found at

For further questions & information please contact:
Yaara Ozery
Program Manager


Submit your film online or read the regulations here

Updated (4 January 2018): New deadline is January 11