The international film festival “SPIRIT” takes place on October 25-27 2018, in Tel Aviv’s Cinematheque for the 11th time. It will include three categories – Full-length feature films, Documentary, and Short films. The festival will entertain international filmmakers, workshops, lectures, talks inspired by the films and a colorful new age fair will complete the cinematic happening. The festival is considered to be the leading event in its field in Israel.
We screen movies that uplift, enlighten and challenge us. Films that reflect the human and Planet spirit, the human existence, and the opportunity to live in peace with ourselves, with each other, with our Planet. Films that speak from the heart and awaken joy, love, and compassion within us
Awards & Prizes
Rules & Terms
SPIRIT Film Festival starts to accept submissions for the 12th Festival to be held October 25-27 2018 in Tel Aviv Cinematheque.
We invite filmmakers to submit their films for the festival for films that have never been screened in Israel. (Theater, Festivals, TV)
Early Bird entry postmark March 1, 2018
Regular entry postmarks Aug 1, 2018
Late entry postmark Aug 15, 2018
Email notification posting Sep 15, 2018
The film must be submitted as an online screener or DVD copy of the work for preview, formatted for multi-zone or for Zone 1 (North America). Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival is a forum for filmmakers who create films with themes that inspire transformation and personal growth, promote positive global activism and create environmental awareness. It is our goal to create a dialogue about the global issues that impact us all and to amplify the voices of those who need to be heard.
All films submitted are required to explore their particular theme in spirituality with intellectual honesty, respect and in a constructive manner that does not attack or degrade the belief system of any other spiritual tradition or institution. We welcome films in every genre and format, short, documentary, art, animation, and features to be eligible for consideration.
Non-English language works must have English subtitles
Entry materials will not be returned
Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at the 2018 Festival, with premieres given priority. Invited filmmakers will be notified (by email & via information in the submitted entry form) Sep 15, 2018. Most updates and correspondence will be sent via email. Make sure to update us with any changes in your info prior to the 2015 Festival
All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to:
Doron Harsita Eshel – Program Director
SPIRIT Film Festival
16 Shamir Street
Hod Hasharon' 45285
We recommend shipment via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands.
** Please indicate whether work is a SHORT, FEATURE or DOCUMENTARY on the outside of the package
Instruction for shipping:
1. Total declared value should not exceed $25.00 to avoid delay & import tax.
2. Please write on Envelope- FOR CULTURAL PURPOSE- NO COMMERCIAL VALUE
3. Do not accept EMS (Express Service by the Post Office) since they charge the fee from the receiver. (For International courier services we recommend Fed-X or DHL services)
Other Details You Need To Know
° Preview Format: ONLINE SCREENER or DVD (NTSC Region 1-video format )
°° Loss and Damage: while every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted, SFF cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage en route or otherwise.
° All submitted materials become the property of the SFF and won't be returned without a SASE.
SHIPPING – SELECTED WORKS
If your work is selected, you will be responsible for delivery of the exhibition format of the film prefer BLU-RAY or DCP or BETA ( HD,SX,SP, DIGI ) without any subtitles on the copy if possible to the Shipping Address (above) by the designated date.
Exhibition format will be the subtitle to Hebrew. We prefer to receive a clear BLU-RAY copy (without any subtitle on it ) and transcript of the film dialog.
The Festival will arrange and cover the cost of the return shipping of your print or video after the conclusion of the Festival with diplomatic shipping only. We recommend shipment via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands. Please ship DVD's properly and securely packaged.
DO NOT SEND IN FIBER-PADDED ENVELOPES AS THEY MAY DAMAGE DVD
We will return or forward the return BETA copies with diplomatic shipping only. All other shipping must be paid by the filmmaker.
The Hebrew translated Beta will not be mailed out.
If you have questions regarding the entry process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel Aviv Spirit Film Festival prefers online entries submitted which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world.