TLV Fest

TLVFest_New_2013_FeaturedTLV Fest, Tel Aviv’s International LGBT Film Festival is a unique annual event that takes place each June at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the Tel Aviv LGBT Community Center. The festival offers public screenings of films with no other Israeli distribution, meetings with local as well as foreign filmmakers, panel discussions and special events. The impressive program includes many exciting films while aspiring to enrich and empower tolerance and pluralism in Israeli society.

In addition to displaying worldwide cinema, the festival encourages Israeli original work, awarding Best Film in the competitive Israeli program and provides exposure and a public stage for local queer filmmakers.
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2016 Winners
2013 Winners
2012 Winners


Yair Hochner Steps Down from TLVFest Executive Director Role (Haaretz / December 22, 2017)
TLV Fest’s 1st Drag Competition Winner: Asis D’Orange is Looking for Boundaries to Break (Haaretz / August 29, 2017)
RuPaul’s Drag Queens Come to Tel Aviv (Haaretz / June 6, 2017)
Facing Boycotts, TLVFest Needs Our Support (A Wider Bridge / May 30, 2017)
Tel Aviv LGBTQ Film Festival Targeted By Anti-Israel Boycotters (The Jerusalem Post / May 29, 2017)
Actress Mink Stole is a 2017 TLV Fest Guest (Walla! / April 4, 2017)
“Tel Aviv Will Be Boring Without You” (A Wider Bridge / February 8, 2017)
TLV Fest Founder to Speak in Hungary (WDG / August 9, 2016)
Stars, Sex and Stories at TLV Fest (Jerusalem Post, May 25, 2016)
Alan Cumming to Be the Guest of Honor at TLV Fest (Mako Pride / April 28, 2016)
Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Fest 2015 Announces Award Winners (LGBT Weekly / June 17, 2015)
Tales of Brooklyn, Surgery, Suicide, Country Music: What to See at Tel Aviv Gay Film Fest (Ha’aretz / June 4, 2015)
TLV Fest Announces 10th Anniversary Program (A Wider Bridge / May 15, 2015)
Submissions for the 10th TLVFest started (The Times of Israel / September 30, 2014)
Transgender love story (The Jerusalem Post / June 8, 2014)
An Interview with Tanner Cohen (A Wider Bridge / June 5, 2014)
LGBT film festival explores being gay, trans in a straight world (Ha’aretz / June 3, 2014)
Record breaking number of people expected at Tel Aviv Gay Pride events (Jerusalem Post / June 2, 2014)
Jason’s Big Screen Debut (A Wider Bridge / May 22, 2014)
The Tel-Aviv International LGBT Film Festival celebrates ninth year: June 7-16 (LGBT Weekly / May 19, 2014)
Getting Ready for TLV Fest (A Wider Bridge / May 14, 2014)
1st Ever TLV Fest Media Awards (January 10, 2014 / A Wider Bridge)
Israel LGBT Community to Protest on Saturday (Mako Pride / December 11, 2013)
Class of 2013: First Photos! (A Wider Bridge / November 4, 2013)
The Big Gay Israeli Film Festival that Could (Ha’aretz / June 18, 2013)


Yair Hochner (right), Artistic Director of TLV Fest, with Michael Lucas, at the red carpet of TLV Fest 2013 [Photo: Facebook]