Festival Calendar

DocAviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Ha’arbaa 5. 2nd floor
P.O.B 20714
Tel Aviv 61206

email: info@docavic.co.il

Festival Director
Ms. Galia Bador

Program Manager
Ms. Karin Rywkind Segal

Year of Foundation 1999

Event Date from 17 May 2019 till 26 May 2019

in Tel Aviv, Israel

Sections International Competition, Israeli Competition, Israeli Student Competition, Depth of Field-Artistic Competition, various non-competitive programs

Terms of Entry For the international competition Doc Aviv accepts medium (at least 45 minutes) and feature length documentaries; films submitted was completed during the calendar year preceding the year of the Festival and not earlier and must be Israeli premieres (must not have been publicly screened in Israel and online before)

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta SP PAL, DigiBeta PAL, DCP

Registration Deadline 18 January 2019

Fees None

Participants of the Film Industry Around 100 representatives from different countries but mostly of the Israeli industry

Prizes/Awards International Competition Award (2,500$), Special Mention, Artisitic Vision Award

German Films


International Competition
ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof (CH/DE, zero one film)
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady (DE/UK/AU, Chromosom Film, Various Film)
A WOMAN CAPTURED by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (HU/DE, Corso Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Depth of Field Competition
THE DISAPPEARED by Gilad Baram, Adam Kaplan (DE/IL, Nowhere Films)

Shorts Competition
OBON by Andre Hoermann, Samo/anna Bermann (Hoermann-filmlproduktion, Vition)
TRACING ADDAI by Esther Niemeier

KINSHASA MAKAMBO by Dieudo Hamadi (CD/FR/CH/DE/QA/NO, Bärble Mauch Film)
OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus (PL/DE/FI, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

MRS FANG by Wang Bing (FR/CN/DE, documenta14)

THE POETESS by Stefanie Brockhaus & Anders Wolf (Brockhaus/Wolff, HFF Munich)
THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK (DER PRINZ UND DER DYBBUK) by Elwira Niewiera & Piotr Rosołowski (PL/ DE, Kundschafter Filmproduktion, zero one Filmproduktion)

THE STRANGE SOUND OF HAPPINESS by Diego Pascal Panarello (IT/DE, Kick Film)
A MODERN MAN by Eve Mulvad (DK/DE, Kloos & Co. Medien)

Number of Films Shown There are around 100 international films from about 20 different countries and around 30 Israeli films in all sections.

Media Coverage Massive coverage in the Israeli media and a few represantitves of the international media.

Evaluation DocAviv is the major documentary festival in Israel. It screens only Israeli premiers of international and Israeli films and is highly frequented by the national film industry. There are 4 award bearing competitions, special screenings, a retrospective and a master-class which is held by international filmmakers.

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