The 23rd edition of Docaviv returns to Tel Aviv from July 1 to 10, 2021.
The Academy Award qualifying documentary festival is set to screen over 100 local and international documentaries in a hybrid format Currently, Israeli cinema’s are allowed open at a 75% or 300 people per screening room capacity with all attendees required to present their COVID-19 vaccine green pass.
The DocAviv Israeli Competition will screen 13 documentaries, of which 9 world premieres. The competition will feature films like All The Trees Are Blowing In The Wind (dir. Tomer Heymann), Queen Shoshana (dir. Kobi Farag, Morris Ben-Mayor), Riding With a Spy (dir. Shlomi Eldar), Viral (dir Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein), and Dirty Tricks (dir. Daniel Sivan)
In addition to the Israeli competition, the second edition of the Beyond the Screen Award – be presented this year in memory of Docaviv’s founder Ilana Tsur and presented to Israeli and international films whose subjects work to change our political, social and ecological reality – will also feature. This section features the films Two Minutes to Midnight (dir. Yael Bartana), A Reason to Live (dir. Arik Alon), and A Happy Ending – Anat Gov (dir. Tamar Tal Anati).
Across the different programme strands, other Israeli titles at this year’s festival include Art and Culture section opener Grossman (dir. Adi Arbel). The Panorama programme features People Forever (dir. Ranni Midyan), That Orchestra With the Broken Instruments (dir. Yuval Hameiri), The Good Soldier (dir. Silvina Landsmann), playing in the festival’s Masters section. The Depth of Field competition will include State of Emergency (dir. Idan Glikzelig), a tragicomical kaleidoscopic look at Israel’s addiction to living in a perpetual state of crisis.
Find all the information on Docaviv 23 Israeli titles HERE. International titles will be presented next month.