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David Liban

Associate Professor Chair, FiTV
  • Film & Television


Primary Phone:303-315-7414

David Liban is a writer/producer/director and a film professor at University of Colorado-Denver, Film & Television. He holds an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College and is a Fulbright Scholar. He recently completed a feature film called "Publish or Perish" that will be released early 2023. It's a dark comedy in the vein of a Coen Brothers film.

His feature, "A Feral World" (2020) is being distributed internationally by Gravitas Ventures. He has directed documentaries ranging in topics from sex trafficking to living with neuromuscular disease to the end-of-life phase.

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