Ali I. Rizvi is a Pulitzer Prize winning, Emmy nominated creative currently based out of D.C. Rizvi tells non fiction and fiction stories of diversity from around the world. Everything he tries to do – films, documentaries, social media content, ads, promos – comes with a dose of infectious imagination. As a film maker first, Rizvi brings post production, and cinematography skills to every project. The goal is always to listen first, but to also gently interrogate the valuable out of the mundane.

In the past, Rizvi has worked with ESPN’s most valuable franchises, leading the edits for shows like SportsCenter, NFL tonight, Baseball tonight; as well as creating pioneering and socially conscious, cultural programming – at Viacom and MTV brands – working with celebrities, artists from around the world, as well as Indigenous America.

Rizvi graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown in Marketing and has a Masters in Cinematic Arts from DePaul University in Chicago.

Awards and Accolades

  • Pulitzer Prize (Panama Papers)

  • Emmy Nomination (Saving Salmon)

  • Emmy Nomination (Hollywood’s Greatest Trick)

  • Beverly Hills Film Festival, Official Selection (Hollywood’s Greatest Trick)

  • McClatchy President’s Award (NC Prison Reform)

  • Idaho Press Club Award (Saving Salmon)

  • WHNPA Awards honorary mention (First Women)

  • DC Shorts film festival, First Place (Hollywood’s Greatest Trick)

  • Vancouver Shorts Film Fest, Official Selection (Hollywood’s Greatest Trick)

  • North Carolina Press Club Award (NC Prison Reform)

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