About the festival

The International Student Film Festival was founded in 1986 by the students of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television in order to promote academic artistry here and across the globe. Today, the festival is considered the greatest of its kind and it is one of the top three in its field. The festival is a non-profit organization and is produced and managed by volunteer students filled with passion for the art of film. The festival is characterized by young, fresh energy that distinguishes it from all other cultural events that take place here and around the world.

The festival is a long-time running cultural event, one that bears much significance on the film industry in Israel and it is the largest get-together of film students from across the world reaching all Israeli regions. What stands out the most about the festival is the number of films and schools that take part in it: More than 250 films from over 70 films schools from all over the world, the famous filmmakers who attend the festival and the special atmosphere that surrounds it. It is a week filled with young and subversive cinema, fascinating cinematic events, workshops, master classes, conventions, parties and exhibitions.

The festival is the center stage for the Short Film. The international competition displays a panoramic view of the inner world of young filmmakers across the world; the Israeli competition presents the future generation’s up and coming talents and the independent competition introduces films that were done outside of the academic environment.

The Festival is a one of a kind encounter for filmmakers and academics from across the world. Students from 30 different countries arrive to Tel Aviv with their films and stay with Israeli students. Furthermore, the festival hosts leading filmmakers and artists who hold professional master classes and screen their extensive work.

T-PORT Project

T-Port is a non-profit platform aimed at making films and talent from film schools across the world accessible to the film industry, as well as promote their distribution. Launched in June 2017 at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, the platform currently includes more than 500 titles from 24 film schools worldwide. T-Port is restricted for professional use only – i.e. Festival programmers, short film buyers, sales agents and distributors that are scouting for short films and talents, as well as producers, talent agencies and young talent promotion bodies, who are searching for the next discovery. With the aim to bridge the gap between film students and the professional industry, T-Port also regularly hold events, panels, and discussion in international film festivals, thus expanding the schools’ and filmmakers’ network and contributing to their knowledge in the field.

צוות הפסטיבל
Festival Director /

Mya Kaplan

Festival Director /

Talia Wigoder

Production Manager /

Michal Haggiag

Line Producer /

Moran Navon

Director of Hospitality Department /

Amit Yarovich

Technical Director /

Shai Skiff

The International Competition Director /

Nataya Cassirer

The International Competition Director /

Gali Semo

The Israeli Competition Director /

Lihi Noyvirt

מנהלת התחרות הישראלית /

Yael Benaya

The Independent Short Film Competition Director /

Shiri Havazelet

The Independent Short Film Competition Director /

Lyri Ben Dror

Digital Media Exhibition Director /

Maya Shekel

Digital Media Exhibition Director /

Shiri Michealovich

Digital Media Technical Director /

Kobi Kobel

Website Manager /

Or Inbar

T-Port Director /

Niv Fox

T-Port International Manager /

Amos Geva

T-Port Production Manager /

Dan Tamiri

Contact Us
Tel Aviv International Student Film Fest

Tickets Sale 

Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Website :www.cinema.co.il
Tel Aviv Cinematheque Ticket Office 8:30- 22:00
Phone : +972 (0)3-6060800, ext. 0


The Steve Tisch School of Film & TV / Tel Aviv University
Mexico Building, Room 20
Phone : +972 (0)3- 640-9936
Email: Filmfest@tauex.tau.ac.il

Festival Center
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
2 Sprinzak Street, Tel Aviv