Daniel Froidevaux is a documentary filmmaker, and video artist whose work combines a discerning cinematographic eye with a tendency towards experimentation.
His most recent film, The Quiet Zone (2017), co-directed with Elisa Gonzalez, premiered at Hot Docs 2017, and has since played Big Sky, Available Light, Victoria Film Festival, San Francisco Docs and the World Film Festival in Tartu, Estonia. The Quiet Zone began as a video installation and was exhibited at Pierre François Ouellette Art Contemporain gallery in Montréal, Pleasuredome’s New Toronto Works, the Channels Video Festival in Melbourne, and at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto.
Little Castle (2012), his first short, screened at the Montréal World Film Festival, and was included in the group exhibition “Art of the Archive” at the Ryerson Image Centre. Daniel has received funding for his projects from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the NFB’s Filmmaker Assistance Programme. As a cinematographer, he has worked for Vice Media, Alibi Films, the Food Network, Headframe films, and the Scotiabank Photography Festival. Daniel holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University.