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David Liban

Chair, Associate Professor
  • Film & Television


Primary Phone:303-315-7414

David Liban has been making independent films in a variety of genres for years. He's been a Fulbright scholar and he won and Emmy for his documentary, Mortal Lessons, in 2010. His latest feature film, A Feral World, is currently being distributed internationally through Gravitas Ventures. He is currently in pre-production for a new feature called Publish or Perish.

Areas of Expertise

Film & TV Production
Post Production

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Brooklyn College
MFA; Television Production

SUNY at Oneonta
BA; Theatre & Communication


Best Feature film at the Burbank International Film Festival (2020)
Best Director at the Glendale International Film Festival (2020)
Best Comedy Screenplay at the Screenplay Festival (2020)
Best Sci-FI Feature Berlin Sci-FI Film Festival (2020)

Mortal Lessons was awarded an Emmy in July 2010. Liban was also nominated for an Emmy in the Best Director category in 2010. A Feral World won Best sci-fi film at the Southeast Regional Film Festival and awarded a Silver Award from the University Film and Video Association in 2020.

Heartland Emmy, for Mortal Lessons in 2010
Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Award, Porto Portugal, 2002



Telephone: 303-315-7400

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University of Colorado Denver
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