The 24th Docaviv returns from May 26 through June 5 both on-site and with a selection of films will also be available online.
This year’s guests of honor are directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West (RBG), who will attend the festival with three of their latest films, which center on larger-than-life women and non-binary people: Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down about the US congresswoman; My Name Is Pauli Murray about poet, lawyer, activist and scholar Pauli Murray; and Julia about renowned chef Julia Child.
The festival is set to open with the world premiere of the US-Israeli The Devil Speaks: Eichmann’s Lost Confession by Yariv Mozer screening in the Israeli Competition. Further films represented in the International Competition are Fragile Memory by Igor Ivanko, Sundance grand prix winner All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen, and IDFA winner Children of the Mist by Diem Ha Lie.
In its Shorts Competition, films from Jafar Panahi, Tsai Ming-Liang, Eliane Esther Bots, Jay Rosenblatt, and world premieres from Barbora Bereznakova and Matthäus Wörle feature.
Across all other sections, festival highlights include Marc Wiese’s This Stolen Country of Mine (Beyond the Screen Competition), are Neasa Ní Chianáin and Declan McGrath’s Young Plato(Panorama), and Courtney Stephens a rare and beautiful collection of travelogues Terra Femme.
Find more information and the complete Docaviv 2022 film programme – HERE