DocAviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival
Ms. Galia Bador
Ms. Yaara Ozery
Year of Foundation 1999
Event Date from 21 May 2020 till 30 May 2020
Event Date !!! POSTPONED TO 3-12 SEPTEMBER !!!
in Tel Aviv, Israel
Sections International Competition, the Depth of Field competition for films exhibiting exceptional cinematic language and exploring genre conventions, Short film competition, Israeli Competition, Israeli Student Competition
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 13 January 2020
25.00€ for films longer than 40 minutes.
15.00€ for short films (up to 40 minutes in length).
Attendance Figures 60,000
Participants of the Film Industry Around 100 representatives from different countries but mostly of the Israeli industry
Prizes/Awards The Yossi Kaufmann Award for Best Director; Special Jury Award; The Mayor of Tel Aviv - Yafo Award for Best Debut Film; Cinematography Award; Best Editing Award; Research Award; Best International Film Award; Artistic Vision Award; Best Short Film Award
LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff (CL/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
Depth of Field Competition
THE HIDDEN CITY by Victor Moreno (SP/FR/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
RESONANCE by Itay Marom (DE/IL)
NEWSTIME (NACHRICHTENZEIT) by Laura Horelli (FI/NA/DE)
PHANTOM CHAIRS by Maya Klar (IL/DE, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
GODS OF MOLENBEEK by Reetta Huhtanen (FI/BE/DE, Tondowski Films)
GOLDA by Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes (IL/DE, gebrueder beetz Filmproduktion)
AQUARELA 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 Culture
BEYOND 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 120 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.