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


LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff (CL/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)Depth of Field CompetitionTHE HIDDEN CITY by Victor Moreno (SP/FR/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)RESONANCE by Itay Marom (DE/IL)Shorts CompetitionNEWSTIME (NACHRICHTENZEIT) by Laura Horelli (FI/NA/DE)Students Competition PHANTOM CHAIRS by Maya Klar (IL/DE, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)PanoramaGODS OF MOLENBEEK by Reetta Huhtanen (FI/BE/DE, Tondowski Films)GOLDA by Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes (IL/DE, gebrueder beetz Filmproduktion)MastersAQUARELA by Victor Kossakowsky (DE/GB/DK, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF) by Karim Ainouz (DE/FR/BR, Lupa Film) MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog, André Singer (UK/US/DE, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)Arts and CultureBEYOND THE VISIBLE – HILMA AF KLINT by Halina Dyrschka (Ambrosia Film)A LIGHTPLAY: BLACK WHITE GRAY (EIN LICHTSPIEL: SCHWARZ WEISS GRAU) by László Moholy-Nagy (DE/RU)WE, PEOPLE OF SIEMENSSTADT by Ofir Feldman (IL/DE, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)


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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