The Arava International Film Festival was established in 2012, and since then has positioned itself as a unique cinematic-artistic event, alluring movie buffs from Israel and from abroad. The festival takes place every November in the heart of the Ashosh Nature Reserve, in close proximity to Zuqim. This year’s Decade Edition of the festival will take place between 3-13, November 2021 and, as always, it will combine outdoor under-the-stars film screenings and direct sessions between the audience and the filmmakers. The films are projected on a huge screen as spectators relaxand enjoy the screenings on a spacious and ultra-comfortable balcony which year after year is set up especially for this event, on the banks of Wadi Ashosh, surrounded by the cliffs of the Central Arava.

The festival’s artistic program is meticulously selected and the films screened throughout the event are handpicked global productions that have been screened at film festivals all over the world in the past year. The program will also include special tributes to distinguished filmmakers, movies for the whole family, and world premier screenings of short movies, documentaries, and feature films, that were filmed and produced during the past year as part of the Arava Film Fund Project’s activity.

As part of the Arava International Film Festival’s unique concept, filmmakers are invited to accompany their productions, present them to the audience prior to the screening and discuss them with the viewers afterwards. We sincerely hope that despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will once again have the privilege to host creators and friends from the international film industry.