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Niv Klainer is the owner and creative director of Yolka Films.
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Niv Klainer published a compilation of short stories and made his first animated short film before attending the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. After the premiere of his first live action short, MR. KURZWEIL IS DEAD, at the Cannes Film Festival, he developed 

his first feature film, BENA, at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam. The film was a French–Israeli co-production and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Niv moved to NYC in 2010 and has been working as a writer, director and editor. His short film, DON'T THINK ABOUT IT, was produced as an MFA thesis film at Columbia University. 

After moving to LA in 2020, Niv co-directed CENTRAL VALLEY. 


Niv is currently prepping for his third feature film, THE LIVER that will be shot in Germany.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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