Tel Aviv SPIRIT Film Festival start to accept submissions for the 11th Festival to be held November 2-4 2017  in Tel Aviv Cinematheque
(We invite filmmakers to submit their movies that never been screened in Israel. (Theater, Festivals, TV



Early Bird entry postmark April 1 2017
Regular entry postmark Aug 1, 2017
Late entry postmark Sept 1, 2017
Extended deadline postmark Sept 15, 2017
Email notification/ posting Oct 15 , 2017

Entry Material

Film must be submitted as 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 2016 Festival, with premieres given priority. Invited filmmakers will be notified (by email & via WAB information in the submitted entry form) Oct 15 , 2016. 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

TEL: 00-972-52-3888533


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.
3. Do not accept EMS (Express Service by the Post Office) since they charge fee from the receiver. (For International courier services we recommend Fed-X or DHL services)
Other Details You Need To Know

° Preview Format: DVD (NTSC Region 1-video format )or online screener only.
° Label DVD and box with title and withoutabox number if applicable.
° 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.


If your work is selected, you will be responsible for delivery of the exhibition format of the film prefer a 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 subtitle to Hebrew. We prefer to receive a clear DCP 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.


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 to be mailed out.


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

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