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9 facts you didn’t know about Ariel Lavi

Ariel Lavi, 27 years old, is undoubtedly a  rising force in the international film industry and is on his way to becoming one of the most promising filmmakers. He has produced films in the US, Mexico, Nigeria, Dubai, Canada and is the owner of the film production company Lavi Company in Miami which he opened not long ago. He worked with famous actors in several countries, and continues to break unimaginable records. Here are 9 facts about Ariel Lavi that will make you understand why he is one of the promising filmmakers.
1. His films won 45 awards, 26 nominations. Most filmmakers don’t have as much, only the most famous names have more and he’s only 27 years old, not normal at all.

2. His films have been distributed to streaming platforms in China, like IQiyi – Netflix of China, Alibaba’s Tencent Video – the platforms with the largest number of subscribers after Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney + in 2022 . 

3. Among the few who screened several of his films at one festival/ were nominated, each film from a different country – the film he produced in Mexico “Metanoia”, the film he wrote and produced in Nigeria “Dangerous Silence”, the film he wrote and produced in Canada “This Won’t End Well”. The films were screened at the Toronto International Nollywood Festival in Toronto and all were nominated for an award and the film in Canada won the Best Comedy Short Drama Film. The record was repeated at the Alternative Film Festival in Toronto when the film he produced in Mexico “Metanoia”, the film he produced and wrote in Nigeria “Dangerous Silence”, and the film he wrote and produced in Canada “This Won’t End Well” were nominated for an award at the same festival. The film he produced in Mexico “Metanoia” and the film he wrote and produced in Nigeria “Dangerous Silence” won the audience award at the Sydney Lift Off Film Festival in Sydney and qualified to the finals and were nominated for the best film award – the 10 best films – 2 of which – 20 percent belong to him. Few films from a few countries in one festival is a world record that not many have done.

4. He has been interviewed in radio stations and magazines all over the world- US, China, UK, Caribbean, Italy, Dubai, Japan, India, Nigeria, Canada. This list includes famous magazines such as Vents Magazine, Sohu News China, Midday India, The Guardian Nigeria. 

5. He won in 3 different festivals with 2 films from 2 different countries within a week in Los Angeles- the film he produced in Mexico “Metanoia” and the film he wrote and produced in Nigeria “Dangerous Silence”. 

6. In less than a week, the film he produced in Mexico “Metanoia” won 6 awards – in Rome, Toronto and New York City.

7. The interviews were in 4 different languages: English, Chinese, Italian, Spanish

8. His films were screened, won awards and were nominated in a total of 49 festivals in the following countries: The US, UK, Canada, Italy, France, Sweden, Greece, Serbia, Nigeria, Chile, Denmark, Cyprus, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bhutan, South Korea, Kosovo, Singapore, Bangladesh, Australia

9. His films won the most awards in Los Angeles – 9 awards, and in the US in general – 14 awards just there! This is divided between Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

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