The 15th Annual Other Israel Film Festival:
November 2021

Submissions for the 15th Annual Other Israel Film Festival are now closed. If you would like to submit your film for the 2022 festival, please read our eligibility and submission requirements below.

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW

The Other Israel Film Festival fosters social awareness and cultural understanding through film. The annual festival presents narrative  and documentary films as well as panels and events focusing on history, culture, and identity to highlight Palestinian communities and under-represented populations in Israel. Other Israel takes a deeper look and reexamines traditional narratives to reveal the human stories behind the headlines.  

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If you have any questions about submission, please email [email protected]

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Subject Matter:

The Other Israel Film Festival showcases the diverse and creative work of filmmakers of any nationality exploring themes around the Palestinian community and other under-represented groups in Israel. We also seek films that more broadly provide new political and social perspective on Israeli life.

Categories:

The Other Israel Film Festival election committee accepts all kinds of features, narratives, documentaries, shorts, and experimental films.

Exhibition Formats:

The filmmaker is responsible for supplying the festival with an exhibition copy of the film in one of the following formats:

  • DCP
  • ProRes
  • BluRay disc

    The Festival prefers to exhibit DCP for in-person events. All final exhibition copies must be received no later than the delivery deadline.
Production & Subtitling:

All films submitted to the 16th annual festival must be from the last two years. The Festival will accept submissions still in post-production, though a final, fully-mixed, subtitled, and color-corrected exhibition copy must be available by the delivery deadline in advance of the festival.

Premiere/Release Status:

Films may not have had a wide commercial theatrical, television, or online release in the U.S. Films available via commercial streaming platforms whether by subscription or pay-per-view (e.g., Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, etc.) are ineligible. Though the Festival does not enforce any specific premiere status, films not yet exhibited in the New York City media market will receive preference over those that have already screened within the greater metropolitan area.

Submission Formats:

Submissions must be made available to the Festival via online screener. No physical media will be accepted.