Daniel ChalfenDaniel Chalfen

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2013

Daniel is a producer at and co-founder of Naked Edge Films. Daniel’s most recent documentaries include State 194 (for Participant Media, World Premiere TIFF 2012); The Revisionaries (Special Jury Prize at Tribeca 2012, Hot Docs 2012, released by Kino Lorber); Code of the West (SXSW 2012); and Pretty Old, executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker and Joe Berlinger, which had its World Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January 2012, where it won the Jury Award for Best Documentary.
Daniel’s earlier credits include Donor Unknown (produced with ARTE, More 4 and VPRO), which premiered at the 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest then went on to screen at IDFA, Tribeca and Silverdocs (the latter two at which it won an Audience Award), and broadcast in the U.S. on the PBS series Independent Lens; GONE, which premiered at Tribeca in 2011, and was broadcast on Discovery ID in the U.S.; War Don Don, which premiered at SXSW, where it won a Special Jury Mention, and was broadcast in the U.S. on HBO, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards; and Budrus, which premiered at Dubai, then screened at Berlin, Tribeca and Silverdocs, among other festivals, each of which where it won an award. Other producing credits include Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle, The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan, executive produced by Danny Glover; Meeting Resistance, which won the Golden Award at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival; Encounter Point; 39 Pounds of Love, which was produced with HBO Documentary Films and was short-listed for an Academy Award; and Pulled from the Rubble, which became an ABC Special. Daniel’s non-fiction television series include Happy France for ARTE and Ordinary People.
Daniel has also worked in positions including Producer, Line Producer, Location Producer and Production Manager on travel series, behind-the-scenes shows, and news and current affairs programs.
Daniel is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Cinema, Television, and Theater, Los Angeles, (Professional Certificate in Producing); the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (MA Israeli Politics and Society); and the University of Leeds, England (BA Honours, Politics and Religious Studies). Daniel is a voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).


Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2013
TFI/A+E IndieFilms StoryLab | 2013