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About

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: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, hunger, poverty and food security, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, children's rights, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, environmental justice and the climate crisis.

 

The 2022 International program offers film competition for narrative and documentary films – all of them shown as Israeli premieres – as well as special screenings of international films, most of them as Israeli premiere, including two Academy Awards nominations for Best International Feature Film. The program focuses on a wide array of topic, from Russia and Ukraine to sports, music and human rights – and offers Q&A, workshops and discussions with experts and filmmakers.

 

​The 2022 Israeli program includes premieres and a selection of some of the best Israeli films in the field of human rights, showcases special programs and retrospectives dedicated to Israeli filmmakers – Udi Aloni and Yulie Cohen – and a film competition for shorts, student films and for films by high school students, aiming to encourage local filmmakers to engage with human rights issues.

The Solidarity Festival Founder and Director is Dani Vilenski, the Artistic Director is Gidi Avivi, and the festival is organized by the Solidarity for Art, Activism and Human Rights Association. This is the Solidarity Festival's 10th anniversary, and we continue to 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.

 

Dani Vilenski

Founder and Festival Director

Gidi Avivi

Artistic Director

Shira Rausnitz

Producer

Ohad Ephrath

Traffic and Technical Director

Tal Korjak

Technical Consultant

Noam Sheizaf, Eitan Bekerman, Dan Geva

Content Consultants

Rani Avgar, Sigal Vanunu Gadish

Special Consultants

Shani Kiniso, Agam Kedem Levi

Synopses and Texts

Jonathan Joel

Language Editor

 As'ad Odeh

Translation into Arabic

Shani Noy

Translation into English

Bimot Digital – Golan Reis, Tal Gershon

Social Media

Ora Lapidot PR – Ora Lapidot, Ofira Botto

PR and Comminications

Itamar Liebergall

Graphic Design

Ronit Shaked

Graphic Design Consultant

Dana and Dan Shaham

Logo Design and Visual Language

Sapir Ben-Hilel

Video

Royal Titles – Roy Pitluk

Films Translation

Staff

Dolev Amitai, Gidi Avivi, Guli Dolev-Hashiloni, Yuval Parnass-Mader, Dani Vilenski, Ruthy Wischnevsky, Rachelle Yair

International Films Competition Selection Committee

Sivan Arbel (Chair), Sinai Abt, Zohar Wagner

International Documentary Films Competition Jury

Pini Schatz (Chair), Andrea Kuhn

International Fiction Films Competition Jury

Nana Traub

Israeli Films Competition Coordinator

Gidi Avivi, Irit Gal, Guli Dolev-Hashiloni, Dani Vilenski, Ruthy Wischnevsky

Israeli Feature Films Competition Selection Committee

Irit Gal, Alon Garbuz, Ronen Zaretzky, Rachelle Yair

Israeli Short Films Competition Selection Committee

Shani Kiniso, Yael Kipper, Ruthy Wischnevsky

Israeli Student Films Competition Selection Committee

Ari Davidovich (Chair), Rana Abu Fraiha, Artyom Dubitski, Adi Mishnayot

Israeli Short Films Competition and Student Films Competition Jury

Dr. Evanna Ratner, Itai Ken-Tor

Israeli High School Students Film Competition

Yifat Solel (Chair), Yasser Abu Areesha, Arnon Ben Haim, Merav Ben Shlomo, Guli Dolev-Hashiloni, Shimon Elad, Erez Lotan, Julie Schles

Solidarity for Art, Activism and Human Rights Association

TLV Cinematheque

General Manager - Dina Peled, Artistic Director - Dana Morag, Program Manager - Pini Schatz, Marketing Manager - Smadar Bracha

 

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