Help us honor Lior Raz for his global contribution to the arts!
AICF’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the establishment of the Lior Raz Endowment Fund in perpetuity.
AICF is proud to bestow the Aviv Award for Artistic Achievement to Lior Raz. In honor of his accomplishments, the Lior Raz Endowment Fund will be dedicated to supporting young theater, film and television actors and filmmakers.
We’re pleased to share this special message from Lior in recognition of the fund:
In 2014, in conjunction with journalist Avi Issacharoff, Lior created the critically acclaimed political thriller television series Fauda, in which Raz stars as Doron Kavillio, the commander of an undercover counter-terrorism unit. In 2016, the show won six awards, including Best Drama Series at the Israeli Academy Awards. In December 2017, The New York Times voted Fauda the best international show of 2017. In 2018, the show won 11 Israeli TV Academy Awards, including best TV drama, best actor for Raz, and best screenplay, casting, cinematography, recording, and special effects.
Several actors and members of the creative team from Fauda are AICF grant recipients:
Nitai Netzer – film 1996/7
Shuli Kalderon – film 1998/9
Yair Nahshon – film 2004/5
Moshe Zonder – film 1990/1
Leora Kamenetzky – film 1988/89
Netta Garti – theatre 2002/3
Rona-Lee Shimon – dance 1998-2003
Boaz Konforty – theatre 1998/9
Doron Ben-David – theatre 2004/5
Igal Naor – theatre 1980-82
Raida Adon – art 2002/3
Carlos Gharzuzi – theatre 2016/17
Uri Gavriel – theatre 1978-80
Rotem Keinan – theatre 2003/04
Aylam Orian: English voiceover 1995-97
Lior Raz Fund
To contribute by mail, please send a check to AICF:
or call 212-557-1600 x 801 to donate over the phone.