Submit Film

Other Israel Film Festival is now accepting submissions year-round!

Festival Overview:

The Other Israel Film Festival takes place in New York in early November and over the course of a week draws an audience of approximately 5,000 people.

Founded in 2007, the 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 the 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 in 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 backgrounds.

Submitting Your Film:

Please read entry guidelines before submitting your film.

Click here for our online submission form.

Entry Guidelines:

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/migrant 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
– Documentaries
– 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 than 2015.

Exhibition Formats and Subtitling:

The Festival screens DCP, ProRes, and Bluray. All non-English language films and videos must be subtitled in English.

Premiere Status:

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 made available as an online link.

Rough Cuts:

The OIFF accepts rough cuts of almost-completed films as Festival entries. Rough cut entries must have an expected completion date of October 2016 or earlier.

For further information, contact:

Other Israel Film Festival
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Email: [email protected]