Films Submission to Docaviv Film Festival

Docaviv 2021

Submission is open until Thursday, January 14, 2021

 The 23rd Docaviv – the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival will take place on the  20th - 29th of May 2021.

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, industry events and more.

Docaviv has the following competitive sections:

1) International Competition

2) Depth of Field Competition for films exhibiting exceptional cinematic language and exploring genre conventions

3) Shorts Competition

4) Israeli Competition

5) Israeli Students 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 Premieres (never been screened in Israel, broadcasted on television or had been available online).

The deadline for submissions of International films to Docaviv is January 14th, 2021

Entry fees: 
25.00€ for films longer than 40 minutes.
15.00€ for short films (up to 40 minutes in length).

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 the following e-mail:


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