Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Raim is known for his documentaries about overlooked artists of Hollywood's Golden Age, including "The Man on Lincoln's Nose" nominated for the 2001 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject. Raim's 2015 doc "Harold and Lillian A Hollywood Love Story" (a New York Times Critic's Pick) premiered as an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for The Golden Eye (L’Œil d'or, le prix du documentaire - Cannes). In addition to his theatrical films, Daniel has written, produced, and directed 28 original documentaries for the Criterion Collection about cinema masters, including John Cassavetes, Buster Keaton, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrei Tarkovsky, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Kelly Reichardt. Raim's "In Search of Ozu" premiered on the Criterion Channel to rave reviews in 2018. In 2019 Raim directed and produced the TCM Original Documentary "Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers." Raim’s fourth documentary feature, Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen, was released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber and is now streaming on Paramount+.
Raim has screened his films and lectured at: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, HOT DOCS, Cannes Film Festival, DOC NYC, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, AFI Conservatory: Harold Lloyd Master Seminar, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, ILM, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Sony Animation Studios, and Canadian Film Center/TIFF Bell Lightbox, among others.
Raim has a passion for education, and in 2016 he embarked on an academic tour through India, where he screened his films and lectured on and the art and craft of documentary filmmaking. In 2017, Daniel partnered with Desktop-Documentaries.com and created an online course entitled: Documentary Storytelling and Scriptwriting.