FILM & TELEVISION FACULTY

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David Liban

Chair, Film & Television
  • Theatre, Film and Video Production (CAM)

Email Address: david.liban@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone: 303-315-7414

Liban’s films and videos have received numerous awards from both national and international film festivals. His recent film, A Feral World will be streaming starting September 22nd 2020. A Full filmography can be found on IMDB.com. His film Mortal Lessons was awarded an Emmy in July 2010. Liban was also nominated for an Emmy in the Best Director category in 2010. Through PBS distribution and cablecast airings, this film has been available for viewing to over 26 million households. A previous film, Carhenge: Genius or Junk? was also aired nationally on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy Award.
In 2002 Liban received a Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Award to Porto, Portugal where he taught television production.

Areas of Expertise

Film & TV Production and Post

Education, Licensure & Certifications

SUNY at Oneonta
B.A.; Theatre & Communication

Brooklyn College
M.F.A.; Television Production

Awards

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

"A Feral World" Wins at Southeast Regional Film Festival

Film & Television Chair David Liban's post-apocalyptic film, "A Feral World", is scheduled for release on Amazon and iTunes for September 22nd!

Feral Honors

  • Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actor at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actress at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Official Selection of the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

"Fresh Tracks" at Vail Film Festival

CU Denver faculty and filmmaker Hans Rosenwinkel's film, "Fresh Tracks", a documentary about the first U.S. amputee skier and his design that launched the adaptive skiing movement, is up for Best Documentary at the Vail Film Festival.

New Documentary by FITV Faculty Roma Sur and Jessica McGaugh

When the ancient Indian beats of Odissi combine with the rhythms of the West African Djembe and the vibrant Spanish Flamenco, a new kind of sound is born. Jessica McGaugh and Roma Sur have partnered on the new documentary, "Three Worlds, One Stage".

 

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Meet CAM Faculty Member Edward Tyndall

What are Edward Tyndall's favorite movies? Get to know new Film & Television faculty member Edward Tyndall in his Q&A.

Bollywood Connections: Film & Television in India

Ten Film & Television students, led by Roma Sur, traveled to Mumbai, India to collaborate with India’s top film school to produce a bi-lingual short film in “Bollywood”, the movie capital of the eastern hemisphere.