The international film festival “SPIRIT” takes place on November 8 to November 11 2023, in Tel Aviv’s Cinematheque for the 17th time. It will include three categories – Full-length feature films, Documentary, and Short films. The festival will entertain international filmmakers, workshops, lectures, and 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, and with our Planet. Films that speak from the heart and awaken joy, love, and compassion within us



SPIRIT Film Festival starts to accept submissions for the 17th Festival to be held November 8 to November 11, 2023, 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 April 30, 2023
Regular entry postmarks August 1, 2023
Late entry postmark September 1, 2023
Email notification posting October 10, 2023

Entry Material

The film must be submitted as an online screener

All films submitted are required to explore their particular theme in spirituality with intellectual honesty, and 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 feature 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 2023 Festival, with premieres given priority. Invited filmmakers will be notified (by email & via information in the submitted entry form) on Oct 15, 2023. All updates and correspondence will be sent via email. Make sure to update us with any changes in your info prior to the 2023 Festival

We ask for shipment via ONLINE DOWNLOAD

If you have questions regarding the entry process, please send an email to

Tel Aviv Spirit Film Festival requests online entries submitted which provide cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world.

Overall Rating
  • Delia Ackerman


    November 2021