Fri 17 May 2019 - Sun 26 May 2019 | All Day
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** DATES FOR 2019 TO BE CONFIRMED **

Docaviv is one of the highlights of the Tel Aviv Culture calendar. 2018 will be the 20th Festival, and will feature over 100 documentaries split into different categories: Israeli Documentary, International Documentary, Student Documentary, Depth of Field, Shorts, Panorama, Masters, Art, Music, Doc-Couture, Rare Gems, 360VR and Focus Docedge Kolkata. The majority of films are shown at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv, but several also have special outdoor screenings across Tel Aviv.

Tickets for the best shows sell out fast – check the schedule a reserve your tickets now.


Check out the free events of this year!

Thursday May 17th – Conference of Documentary Filmmakers: Docaviv 2018 @ Cinemateque 

The Documentary Filmmakers Forum is proud to invite you to a fascinating conference to be held during Docaviv Festival, with the participation of documentary filmmakers in Israel and abroad and industry leaders! Read more


Sunday May 20th – Back to the Old Drive In: Studio 54 @ The Old Drive In

Docaviv and MUVIX are proud to present: a nostalgic film about the glory days of the legendary New York nightclub Studio 54, screened using innovative technology at the old Tel Aviv Drive-In theater. Entrance is free, but the parking costs 25 NIS. Read more.


Monday May 21st – Wednesday May 23rd – Music at the Tel Aviv Port

Top DJ sets followed by free screenings of some od Docaviv’s documentaries. Read more.


Monday May 21st – “Impulso” Screening @ Ginat Haretzifim

When Rocío Molina dances, one cannot help but stare in astonishment and think: “this young woman is reinventing Flamenco”. The venues she picks for her performances are unusual, ranging from prisons to museums. They are places where she has room to improvise and push the boundaries of her choreography as far as they can go. Read more.

Tuesday May 22nd – “Dudu Tasa and the Kuwaitis” Screening @ Beit Danny

The DocAviv Festival celebrates 20 years of excellent documentary filmmaking at events throughout Tel Aviv. This year, too, we return to Beit Danny in the Hatikva neighborhood, this time with the new documentary about Dudu Tasa! Read more.

Thursday May 24th – “Westwood + Short Youth Doc” Screening @ Gan Hapsiga

She is perpetually dissatisfied, swears incessantly, dreams of learning Chinese, refuses to talk about the Sex Pistols and never takes off her renowned platform shoes—the same ones Naomi Campbell wore when she tripped on the catwalk. Read more.


Thursday May 24th – “Dudu Tasa and the Kuwaitis” Screening @ HaTarbut Square

In April 2017, Radiohead invited Dudu Tassa to join its U.S. Tour. Dudu embarked on the journey of his life, accompanied by the “Kuwaitis”, a unique musical ensemble consisting of Jews and Arabs, singer Nasreen Qadri, and a camera that documented this once-in-a-lifetime experience from his own personal and intimate perspective. Read more.


Check out all the screenings at the Official Docaviv Website


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