Docaviv 2017


We would like to invite you to submit your films to Docaviv 2017.

The 19th edition of Docaviv - the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, will take place in Tel Aviv from 11-20 May 2017

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 around 100 films, special screenings, curated programs, seminars, outdoor screenings, artist talks and more. Visit the festival's website.

Docaviv has the following competitive sections: the International competition, the Depth of Field competition for films exhibiting exceptional cinematic language and exploring genre conventions, 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)

Submission is free!

The deadline for submissions of International films to Docaviv is January 5, 2017

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


General Instructions

Please read the Festival Regulations carefully and make sure to choose the most suitable category for the film you are submitting.

The following are links to download the Regulations and the appendices necessary for submitting your film.
You can either download the appendices, fill them in and upload them to the application form, or sign the appendices digitally, in case you are the authorized signatory on behalf of the copyright owner‏.

Questions can be addressed to Yaara Ozery via the following e-mail: