Daniel Schmid (26 December 1941 ￢ﾀﾓ 5 August 2006) was a Swiss theatre and film director.
In 1982, his film Hￃﾩcate was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival. His film Beresina, or the Last Days of Switzerland was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. In 1988, he was a member of the jury at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival.
A new documentary film on Schmid's life Daniel Schmid - Le chat qui pense, had its U.S. premiere at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco on June 20, 2011.