This year the Arava Film Festival will offer an online edition, screening leading films of contemporary world-class productions, as well as a rich repertoire of great films from the past, as part of a tribute to all the filmmakers who have supported us in recent years. As part of the tribute, we will screen additional films, created by each of the directors, alongside the fantastic films that have already been screened with us. These additional series of fantastic films are timeless productions, worth viewing at any time. These screenings will be combined with additional programs, as detailed.

Eyal Shirai, initiator and producer of the festival notes, "As a festival whose uniqueness is characterized by unique surroundings and outdoor screenings, there was of course a debate regarding the format of this year’s festival.  Continuing our commitment to our loyal audience and our history of activity, and in recognition of the vivacity and impact of the art of cinema, we decided ‘’The Show Must Go On’’. We believe that an artistic program of high standard, that is accessible to the general public, is essential both for the personal well-being of our audience in the current era of the Covid-19 pandemic, and for the continued operation of the film industry in the future’’.

As active people, even in these challenging times, and out of commitment to our ethos, we are optimistic and still hope that this current reality we are enduring and the guidelines we are required to follow, will be updated in the coming weeks and allow us to hold an on-site event toward the end of the annual event. Follow us for updates as we receive them.