Daniel Chein is a 2018 BAVC National Mediamaker Fellow and recipient of the Princess Grace Film Award. His most recent film BASHA MAN won the Student Film Award at CAAMFest2017. As an editor, his work on CHANGA REVISITED earned the film the OutStanDox Award at the Astra Film Festival. Daniel is an Associate Producer for Walking Iris Media and a member of the Global Lives Project. He is currently completing his MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University.

Filmography

2018

Director/Camera

Sonsplitter (in production)

2018

Associate Producer

Ma Liang’s Time Machine (85 min) (in post-production)

2018

Associate Producer

Hoodie (20 min) (in production)

2017

Producer/Editor

American War (60 min) (in post-production)

2016

Director/Editor

Basha Man (12 min)

  • AT&T Student Film Award, CAAMFest 2017
  • Award of Recognition, IndieFEST

2016

Editor

Lives in Transit, Global Lives Project (32 min)

  • World Premiere, New York Film Festival

2016

Assistant Editor

Almost Sunrise (110 min)

2016

Assistant Editor

Out Run (75 min)

2016

Editor

Veteran Documentary Corps: Adele Shimanoff, (8 min)

2016

Director/Editor

Shoot Me I’m Beautiful (7 min)

2016

Director/Camera

The Fallow Land (5 min)

2015

Editor

Changa Revisited (60 min)

  • Best Documentary, ASTRA Film Festival

2014

Editor

Veteran Documentary Corps: Joel Hunt, (12 min)

2014

Director/Camera

The Sacred Circle (20 min)

2013

Editor

The Chairman and the Lions (47 min)

  • First Prize, ETNOFilm Festival
  • Jury Award, Zanzibar International Film Festival

2012

Director/Editor

What Was Angel Island? (13 min)

Farnley Tyas Foundation Grant

2011

Co-Director

Sunday Streets (10 min)

Honors and Awards

2018

BAVC National Mediamaker Fellowship

2017

Princess Grace Award in Film

2016

Student Grant, Berkeley Film Foundation

Aurelio Alves Scholarship, Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation

2015

Jake Gimbel Graduate Scholarship, Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation

2014

Dr. Leslie and Phyllis Wong Scholarship, San Francisco State University

2014-2016

State University Grant, San Francisco State University