Simantov Matchmakers in the USA were lucky enough to see Helen Mirren honoured at the 29th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, of which we were sponsors. Mirren, an award-winning British actress, picked up the Career Achievement Award at the Israeli Film Festival and what an honour for our team to see her do so.

Helen is a hugely talented lady who said this of Israel “This morning I was thinking about Israel and my relationship with that beautiful country,” she said in her speech. “My visit to Israel in those early days is one of the building blocks that have made me into the actress that I am, doing the kind of work that I do, that I seek to do, and the way in which I seek to do it. I love Israel, it’s a great country”.

A huge honour, not only for Helen Mirren, but for us to also be present and rubbing shoulders with influential, intelligent and creative minds in the Jewish Community. There were people present from all over the world who had travelled to see one or many of the 29 films that will play as the IFF continues until 19th November 2015.

Sponsoring such a great event and having feet on the ground in LA has been a wonderful experience so far for our matchmakers at Simantov International. We have seen a huge influx from those singles in the Jewish Community on both the east and west coasts as news certainly does travel fast. It has been a great opportunity to enable us to continue to grow our shtetl and bring marriage-minded singles together for the long-term through our interviewing process.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to find out about our Global Matchmaking Service at Simantov International do not hesitate to contact our team