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.



Dani Vilenski

Founder and Festival Director

Gidi Avivi

Artistic Director

Tal Sara Meiri

Technical Director

Ohad Ephrath

Technical Director

Tal Korjak

Technical Consultant

Michelle Pose

International Films Traffic

Noam Sheizaf

Content Consultant and Chief Writer

Nilly Kalmar, Tal Sara Meiri

Synopses and Texts

Jonathan Joel

Language Editor

 As'ad Odeh

Translation into Arabic

Shani Noy

Translation into English

Modus – Yuval Haring, Yuval Schiller, Eyal Bason, Mishka Gindin, Omer Ovadia

Social Media

Ora Lapidot PR – Ora Lapidot, Ofira Botto

PR and Comminications

Shaked Raanan Visual Communications – Ronit Shaked, Galina Tarnarutsky

Graphic Design

Dana and Dan Shaham

Logo Design and Visual Language

Amir Kotigaro


Royal Titles – Roy Pitluk  

Films Translation

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

Nimrod Etzion

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

Itai Ken-Tor

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



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