My name is Ivan Friedman. Since my youngest age, music has been an endless source of satisfaction, and a fuel for my imagination that helps me reinterpret the world in a thousand different ways.
As life went on, I discovered that I could also take photographs and shoot and edit films, and I really enjoyed it. I felt enthusiastic about the possibility to combine these different disciplines and apply to each the formal principles that I could observe into the others.
Music gave me a chance to explore the depths of my own mind, to reflect on the meanings of life and death, and taught me to recognize and appreciate harmonic patterns, both in myself and in the rest of the manifested world. Photography and Cinematography gave me a chance to travel and witness the staggering beauty of this world, meet all sorts of interesting people and enjoy moments of peace and wonder in Nature.
In these forms of expressions and their inter-relatedness I see a field of possibilities to study aliveness from a wide variety of perspectives, to develop my own vision, and along with it, my own voice, with which to share with other people what I find beautiful and meaningful in life, and continue to ask myself the most fascinating questions of all: What is it, that which we call life? What is this experience of me, of you, and of the universe ? Where did it all come from? And what is this magnificent cosmic play all about ?
Switzerland 11.10.2021
Official Selection
Other Worlds
Paris Film Awards
Paris
2022
Winner Best Documentary Short Film - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Berlin Art Film Festival
Berlin
2022
Best Short Animation Film
Other Worlds
Texas Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2021
Winner Best VFX : Ivan Maria Friedman / Teun van der Zalm
Other Worlds
ARG international film festival
Paris
2021
Official Selection
Other Worlds
New York Indipendent Cinema Awards
New York
2021
Official Selection
Guardians of Paradise
New York Indipendent Cinema Awards
New York
2021
2nd Best Short Documentary Special
Guardians of Paradise
1st Monthlu Film Awards
Belgrade
2021
Winner Best Cinematography - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
1st Monthly Film Awards
Belgrade
2021
Winner Best Cinematography - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Paris Film Awards
Paris
2021
WINNER Best Experimental Short film, Best International Short film, Special Jury Award: Best Cinematography Short film - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar
Port Blair
2021
Winner Best humanitarian short film, Best Cinematography, Best Spiritual/Mystical short film, Best Native people film - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Cannes world film festival
Cannes
2021
Winner Best Cinematography Short Film - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Sweden Film Awards
Stockholm
2021
WINNER Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film on Religion - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Queen Ahilya global cine fest
Kolkata
2021
Winner Best Documentary Short Film - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
TEKKA international film festival
Singapore
2021
Winner Best Short Film Cinematographer - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Venice Shorts
Venice
2021
Winner BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST SHORT DOC, Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Prisma Rome independent film awards
Rome
2021
Winner Best Cinematography - Ivan Maria Friedman
Guardians of Paradise
Venezia shorts
Venice
2021
High School
Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne
Master of Arts - Music
20012012
Birth Date
April 3, 1980
Birth City
Basel
Current City
Lausanne
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