Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for November 2020


Docs on the Spot

HOT SPOT FOR DOCS: Documentary Festivals Calling / Ones to  watch / Docu Fests Highlights and Awards / Submit

In partnership with DocFilmDepot


Docaviv 2017: Film Festival Announces Israeli Competition Selection



Thirteen brand new documentaries have been selected for the Israeli Competition at the 19th annual Docaviv Film Festival, taking place from May 11th - 20th 2017. The films, of which eleven will celebrate their world premiere at the festival, will compete for the Best Israeli Film Award, worth NIS 70,000 - Israel’s largest prize for documentary filmmaking. Other honors in the competition include the Mayor’s Award for Best Debut Film, Honorable Mention, as well as the Editing, Cinematography, Research, and Original Score awards. The 13 Israeli documentaries were selected from 75 submissions. 








This year’s competition includes THE ANCESTRAL SIN by David Deri, Doron Galezer and Ruth Yuval, revealing the shocking truth behind the principle of “population dispersal”, as espoused by Israel’s leadership in its first two decades; Daniel Sivan’s THE PATRIOT, about a militant Zionist hacker who declares cyber war on the leaders of the antisemitic movement in France; MY BELOVED COUNTRY (Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretzky and Sara Shilo), a literary-documentary journey about the multicultural block 461 in the Israeli town of Ma’alot; THE FIELD by director Mordechai Vardi about the Gush Etzion Junction, where a local initiative by Palestinians and Jewish settlers to create a dialogue comes under fire when the junction becomes a hotbed of terrorist attacks; and MUHI (Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander and Tamir Elterman), following the endearing boy Muhi, who has been living at Tel Hashomer Hospital for seven years, surrounded by Jews and Arabs who transcend identity, religion, and the conflict that’s tearing his world apart.

The full selection of Israeli films can be found here.

The selection panel included Karin Rivkind Segal, Docaviv’s new Artistic Director; director and editor Ayal Goldberg (“Powder”, 2012; “Rita Jahan Foruz”, 2013); and director and film and TV personality Gili Gaon.

Docaviv’s Artistic Director Karin Rivkind Segal: “This year’s Israeli competition presents an eclectic variety and an interesting mix of works by veteran Docaviv filmmakers and new comers. The films offer a diversity of voices within the Israeli society and though the Israeli Palestinian conflict is reflected in many of the films the films deal with a wide range of conflicts both local and universal. A recurring theme this year is the reaction to the changes in the dialogue within the Israeli society today and the attempt to rise to the surface issues of discrimination that hadn't been dealt with in the past. Along with classic structured strong plot driven documentaries we can find more daring, original and experimental approaches in filmmaking.“

Additional Israeli films will be presented outside of competition: Daphni Leef’s BEFORE MY FEET TOUCH THE GROUND, about the 2011 social justice protests - an Outside the Box project from the Gesher Foundation, Keshet TV, and Docaviv and Anat Even’s FUCK HISTORY…, chosen to participate in the festival’s prestigious Masters section.

In addition to the thirteen films in competition, six films by students from some of Israel’s leading film schools were selected for Docaviv’s annual Student Film Competition. The selection panel included curator and film preservationist Hila Avraham, and writer and director Yarden Karmin.

Docaviv Film Festival 2017 will take place from 11 - 20 May at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and other locations across the city: Slope Park in Jaffa, Ha'bima Square, Levinsky Park, Beit Dani, Beit Romano, and others.





The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director


Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 


Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed dailies live coverage from

> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

Top 3 Tech Innovations in Film History

> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

About Docs on the Spot