Amir Yatziv is an Israeli film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in 1985 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Yatziv's career in the movie industry began with him serving as a production assistant for several feature films. In 2008, he directed his first short film, “The Best Day of My Life,” which received great reviews and was screened in more than 40 film festivals around the world. He then directed his first feature-length documentary in 2011, “Lost and Found in Tel Aviv,” which was nominated for the Ophir Award.
In 2014, Yatziv directed his first feature-length narrative, “The Kindergarten Teacher,” which was selected as the Israeli entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for six Ophir Awards. It won two, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.
In 2015, Yatziv returned to documentary filmmaking with “The Last Jews of Yemen,” which won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary Film and was also nominated for the Ophir Award. In 2016, Yatziv directed his second feature-length narrative, “My Hero Brother,” which was selected as the Israeli entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won Best Documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Yatziv has continued to make feature-length films and documentaries, including “Beyond the Mountain” (2016), “The War Within” (2017), “The Dive” (2018), and “The Wedding Plan” (2019). He has also directed a number of television series, including “The Incident” (2016), “Love Life” (2018), and “The Outpost” (2019).
Overall, Amir Yatziv has had an impressive career in the movie industry. His films have been nominated and won numerous awards, including the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary Film and the Ophir Award. He has also had the honor of being selected as the Israeli entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.