Fri 19 May 2017 - Sun 28 May 2017 | All Day
xTel Aviv - Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv,

*** Dates for 2017 still to be confirmed ***

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Docaviv is one of the highlights of the Tel Aviv Culture calendar. 2016 will be the 18th Festival, and will feature over 100 documentaries split into three awards: Best Israeli Documentary, Best International Documentary, and best Student Documentary. 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.


Special Shows:

Thursday 19th May – Steve Job’s new documentary @ WeWork Dubnov (sold out)

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Friday 20th May – Goodnight Brooklyn – The Story of Death by Audio @ Romano – documentary about one of Brooklyn’s most famous underground music venues, at the home of Teder, one of Tel Aviv’s coolest venues. Free entry.

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Sunday 22nd May – Wednesday 25th May – Docaviv @ The Nemal – four nights of screenings under the starts, followed by DJ. Free entry.

  • Sunday night: Janis – Little Girl Blue – a film about Janis Joplin
  • Monday night: Arcade Fire presents The Reflektor Tapes – fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s album Reflecktor
  • Tuesday night: Dig! – documentary following the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Dandy Warhols bands
  • Wednesday night: Junun – the making of the Junun album by Shye Ben Tzur, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and India’s Rajasthan Express ensemble

Tuesday 24th May – Docaviv @ Artport – more of an arts networking event, plus screenings of three short documentaries throughout the evening.

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Thursday 26th May – Docaviv @ Habima Outdoors – special screening of Marlon Brando documentary ‘Listen To Me Marlon’.

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Founded in 1998, Docaviv is not just an outstanding documentary film festival but also a non­profit organization. Docaviv’s mission and goal is to promote this unique filming style, making sure more and more documentaries in israel will see the light of day.

The 2016 Docaviv theme is ‘New Word Disorder’

See Secret Tel Aviv’s Blog Post on Docaviv 2015.

See cool article about Docaviv 2016 from top culture blog Midnight East.

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