Originally from Japan, DaïchiSaïto studied literature and philosophy in the USA and Hindi and Sanskrit in India. He now lives in Montréal where he is a co-founder of Double Negative, an artist’s collective dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema. Saïto’s work has been widely exhibited in film festivals, museums, galleries and cinematheques worldwide. In 2010, his film Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis won the Best of the Festival Award at the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Jury Grand Prize at the 16th Media City Film Festival. His films are in the permanent collections of the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna) and the Slovenian Cinematheque (Ljubljana), and distributed by Light Cone (Paris), Arsenal (Berlin) and the CFMDC (Toronto). Saïto has taught cinema at NSCAD University in Halifax, Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba and Concordia University in Montréal.