David Liban has worked in the television and film business since 1987. He has produced and directed numerous independent productions that vary in style from fiction to documentary to television studio production.
Hes been a professor of Film and TV since 1996, and is currently an Associate professor and the Chairperson for CU Denvers College of Arts & Media, department of Theatre, Film and Television.
Libans films and videos have received numerous awards from both national and international film festivals. His recent film, Looking for Mr. Miyagi is currently available on Amazon Prime and is being aired internationally. His film Mortal Lessons is a documentary about death, dying and living life has aired on The Documentary Channel and was awarded an Emmy in the Cultural Documentary category 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. His 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.
In December 2009, Elsevier Press/Focal Press published a book Liban co-authored called, The Video Editors Guide to Soundtrack Pro.
Professor Liban is currently working on a documentary about victims of sex trafficking.