Magazine article Screen International

Israel's Docaviv Festival Announces 2017 Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Israel's Docaviv Festival Announces 2017 Line-Up

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Docaviv, Israel's top documentary festival, has finalised the selection for its 19th edition (May 11-20).

The Tel Aviv-based event will kick offwith the world premiere of Daphni Leef's Israeli documentary Before My Feet Touch The Ground (pictured), about a film student who became the leader of a popular protest movement.

13 Israeli films have been selected to compete in the Docaviv Isreali film competition, 11 of which are world premieres.

They are competing for the best Israeli film award worth $19,000 (NIS 70,000), the largest prize for documentary filmmaking offered anywhere in Israel.

For the first time, a FIPRESCI jury will also award a best director award.

The competition will feature work by David Deri, Doron Galezer and Ruth Yuval (The Ancestral Sin), Daniel Sivan (The Patriot), and Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander and Tamir Elterman (Muhi).

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

11 films have been selected for the international competition. They include Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro; Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years; Jim Jarmusch's Iggy Pop and The Stooges doc Gimme Danger (pictured); Sundance winner Motherland (Ramona Diaz) and Mat Whitecross' Oasis: Supersonic. …

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