Call for Entries to Docaviv 2019

The 21st Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

SAVE THE DATES: May 23rd – June 1st  2019

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 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 screened in Israel, broadcasted on television or had been available online).

The deadline for submissions of International films to Docaviv is January 22nd, 2019

Regulations & Online Submission form can be found at:

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Submit your film online or read the regulations here