Other Israel Film Festival is now accepting submissions year-round!
The Other Israel Film Festival takes place in New York in early November and over the course of a week drawing an audience of approximately 5,000 people.
Founded in 2007, Other Israel Film Festival uses film to foster social awareness and cultural understanding. The Festival presents dramatic and documentary features and shorts, as well as engaging panels about history, culture, and identity of minority populations in Israeli society, with a focus on its Arab citizens. Our mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the diversity of the state of Israel, provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about the Arab-Israeli experience, and encourage cinematic expression and creativity dealing with these themes. Our programming is guided by our mission to showcase quality cinema that brings to the big screen the human stories and daily lives of those communities.
Located in NYC, we have a diverse audience of film lovers of all faiths and backgrounds
Submitting Your Film:
Please read entry guidelines before submitting your film.
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No submission fees requested.
OIFF will showcase the diverse and creative work of all filmmakers (any nationality) exploring themes related to those defined as Arab citizens of Israel / Arabs of 67 / Palestinian Israelis, as well as foreign / migrate workers, refugees, and other under-served communities in Israel.
The OIFF Selection Committee accepts films, videos and digital media in the following categories:
- Feature Films
- Shorts (including animated or experimental works)
- Youth Work (created by filmmakers under the age of 18)
Entries can be of any length. All foreign language entries must be subtitled in English. Films submitted should be completed no earlier then 2003.
Exhibition Formats and Subtitling:
The Festival screens 35mm films as well as works on Betacam SP video (NTSC and PAL), and Mini DV. All non-English language films and videos must be subtitled in English.
Although premiere status is not a requirement, it is preferred that your film will not be screened in NYC prior to our festival. Premiere status will be part of our consideration process.
Preview DVD Formats:
Previews should be on DVD (non-region 1 DVD permitted).
The OIFF accepts rough cuts of almost completed films as Festival entries. Rough cut entries must have an expected completion date of October 2012 or earlier.
Packaging & Labeling:
Please label your DVD/tape with the title, director's name, shipper's name (if different from director) and shipper's address.
Returning Preview Tapes and DVDs:
We are not able to return preview DVDs/tapes unless you include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your entry. If you choose not to include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your film is not accepted into the Festival, your submission(s) will be destroyed.
Cost of Shipping Previews
All preview DVD/tape shipping costs, TO and FROM the Festival, must be paid by the sender.
We suggest that entries from outside of the U.S. be sent via Air Mail Registered or by an express service. We cannot accept preview entries shipped via air freight if customs and delivery fees have not been prepaid.
To enter works or for further information, contact:
Other Israel Film Festival
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023