Solidarity Human Rights Film Festival is a unique event that raises awareness on significant socio-political issues through screenings of groundbreaking films on human rights in Israel and around the world, films that promote peace, democracy and human rights alongside equality and social justice.
Solidarity, the only Israeli film festival fully dedicated to human rights, takes place at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque since 2010. The Festival's international program shows award-winning narrative and documentary films, including works by Palestinian filmmakers, providing contexts for issues related to social and political struggles, among them: democracy, globalization, refugees and asylum seekers, the occupation of the West Bank and the Basic Law, hunger, poverty and food security, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, children's rights, freedom of speech, environmental justice and the climate crisis.
The 2021 International program offers, for the first time, a film competition for feature fiction and documentary films – all of them Israeli premieres – as well as special screenings of international films, Q&A, workshops and discussions with international filmmakers.
The 2021 Israeli program includes premieres and a selection of some of the best Israeli films in the field of human rights, special programs and retrospectives dedicated to Israeli filmmakers – Amos Gitai and Judd Neeman – a film competition for films, including tracks for features, shorts, student films and for films by high school students, aiming to encourage local filmmakers to engage with human rights issues.
The Solidarity Festival is produced by the Solidarity for the Arts, Activism and Human Rights Association. We believe in the power of cinema to be thought provoking and to spark activism towards the creation of a better future for all of us in Israel, in the region and worldwide. In the current political climate, when the very notion of democracy is under threat, it is important for us to stand up and make our voices heard clearly, bravely and freely.
Founder and Festival Director
Tal Sara Meiri
International Films Traffic
Content Consultant and Chief Writer
Nilly Kalmar, Tal Sara Meiri
Synopses and Texts
Translation into Arabic
Translation into English
Modus – Yuval Haring, Yuval Schiller, Eyal Bason, Mishka Gindin, Omer Ovadia
Ora Lapidot PR – Ora Lapidot, Ofira Botto
PR and Comminications
Shaked Raanan Visual Communications – Ronit Shaked, Galina Tarnarutsky
Dana and Dan Shaham
Logo Design and Visual Language
Royal Titles – Roy Pitluk
International Films Competition Selection Committee
Gidi Avivi, Natasha Dudinski, Alon Garbuz, Nilly Kalmar, Pini Schatz, Dani Vilenski, Ruthy Wischnevsky
International Documentary Films Competition Jury
Prof Dan Geva (Chair), Prof Garnet Butchart, Michal Warshai
International Fiction Films Competition Jury
Julie Schles (Chair), Shula Spiegel
Israeli Films Competition Coordinator
Israeli Feature Films Competition Selection Committee
Julie Schles, Pini Schatz, Ruthy Wischnevsky
Israeli Short Films Competition and Student Films Competition Selection Committee
Guli Dolev-Hashiloni, Irit Gal, Alon Garbuz, Mikaela Lewak Feniger
Israeli Feature Films Competition Jury
Prof Zohar Shavit (Chair), Keren Alexandroni, Alon Garbuz, Emmnuel Halperin, Dr. Yasmin Sason
Israeli Short Films Competition and Student Films Competition Jury
Keren Shayo (Chair), Ayelet Becher, Tom Mehager, Ruthy Wischnevsky
Israeli High School Students Film Competition
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
General Manager - Dina Peled, Artistic Director - Dana Morag, Program Manager - Pini Schatz, Marketing Manager - Smadar Bracha, Industry and Youth - Dror Rosenberg Ram, Online Platform - Pres-Global
Ennis Cultural Center
General Manager - George Mansour, Artistic Director - Ella Zaharano