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Bragging Rights 2007-10:

David Liban


David Liban

David LibanSummer 2010

Our own David Liban has won the 24th Annual Heartland Emmy Award in the Cultural Documentary Category for Mortal Lessons!

Mortal Lessons
University of Colorado Denver
David Liban, Producer/Director/Editor

The Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that our own David Liban has won an Emmy® award in the Documentary-Cultural category for his moving original documentary on death and dying, Mortal Lessons. This year’s Emmy® Awards gala was hosted on Sunday, July 18, at the Comedy Works South in Greenwood Village, Denver.

Spring 2010

Mortal Lessons

Mortal Lessons will be re-airing on the following dates on the Documentary Channel:

Wed, 04/14/2010 10:30:00 AM
Thu, 05/06/2010 02:30:00 PM
Mon, 05/10/2010 09:15:00 PM
Tue, 05/11/2010 12:15:00 AM

Synopsis: We are all going to die, yet we spend most of our life avoiding this fact, as if to mention death will bring it upon us sooner. Then when death strikes, we are devastated, in part because we are unprepared. And yet, some of life’s most valuable lessons are best learned in the face of death. This is the story of two extraordinary women facing their mortality head on as they battle lung cancer.

Fall 2009

David Liban's latestest documentary will be airing on the Documentary Channel. See his interview about Mortal Lessons on the Documentary Channel website!

KBDI-Local affiliate
Mortal Lessons
Monday, November 16 at 7:00 pm on Channel 12.2
We are all going to die, yet we spend most of our life avoiding this fact, as if to mention death will bring it upon us sooner. Then when death strikes, we are devastated, in part because we are unprepared. And yet, some of life’s most valuable lessons are best learned in the face of death. This is the story of two extraordinary women facing their mortality head on as they battle lung cancer.

Mortal Lessons repeats again on Monday, November 16 at 10:00 p m, Channel  12.2

Also, Carhenge: Genius or Junk will be airing on television in Australia several times over the next year.

Spring 2009

new screenings scheduled for David Liban's Latest documentary, Mortal lessons have been announced

Mortal Lessons's story will be aired on April 21 on local Denver ABC affiliate television station, Channel 7 at 10:00pm.

Mortal Lessons will be screened April 22, at 7pm and Saturday, April 25, at 1:30pm at Starz FilmCenter Denver. Also, the documentary will be aired on Rocky Mountain PBS on April 26th at 10:30pm, Channel 6.

Mortal Lessons was accepted into the Riverside International Film Festival This is juried festival that takes place in Toronto. The Riverside International Film Festival runs April 17-26, 2009.

Mortal Lessons was accepted into the “ ReelHeART International Film Festival” This is juried festival that takes place in Toronto. The ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF) runs June 15-20, 2009.

Mortal Lessons has won the Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in filmmaking at the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival.

David screened Mortal Lessons on the Auraria Campus Thursday, February 26, 7pm
Starz FilmCenter.

To purchase a copy of the film, Mortal Lessons, please visit Fanlight Productions.

News 2007-08:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER DAVID LIBAN's films- GEOCACHE, will be aired on KBDI CHANNEL 12, Tuesday, February 12 at 9:30pm and The Ghosts of Elitch Theatre, February 24th at 7:00pm AND 27th at 10:30pm »

David Liban, Assistant Professor and documentary filmmaker lastest film, Geocache, will air on KBDI Channel 12, on Tuesday, February 12, at 9:30pm. Geocache is a documentary film based on the newest high-tech treasure hunt called geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) where participants use a GPS system to look for hidden items all over the world. It's a growing sport that combines the internet, global satellite positioning (GPS) technology, and hiking. It's a game that some have become obsessed with; some players have logged in with many thousands of finds. The film explains through the participants how the game is played and features the characters who live and breath geocaching. Part of the documentary takes place at GeoWoodstock IV where geocachers from around the world gather to socialize and to geocache. Topics include run-ins with the law, the community of players, conflicts between land managers and geocachers, as well as a look at the possible impact it is having on the environment.

Geocache has won a Gold Ava Award, November 2007.

Other documentary films of note by David Liban:

The Ghosts of Elitch Theatre

The Ghosts of Elitch Theatre is about the theater’s renovations and its new life in the next 100 years. Elitch Theatre is an important icon to Denver and has great importance to the national theatre community. Cecil B. Demille has called the theater "a cradle of American drama." The Ghosts of Elitch Theatre won a Platinum Ava Award, November 2007 and is an official selection in the White Sands International Film Festival set for March, 2008.

The Ghosts of Elitch Theatre, will be aired on KBDI, Channel 12 on February 24th at 7:00pm AND 27th at 10:30pm .

CARHENGE: Genius or Junk?

Assisant Professor David Liban was nominated for an Emmy for CARHENGE: Genius or Junk? This documentary, created by Assistant Professor David Liban and talented UCD students, faculty and staff (Brad Bowles, Rian Kerrane, John Fishell, and Sean Koto), explores the creation, threats of existence, and artistic intentions of Carhenge, a Stonehenge replica in western Nebraska comprised of 38 junked automobiles.

For mare information about David Liban and his films, please visit t http://www.davidliban.com and his award list for CARHENGE is at http://www.davidliban.com/award/index.html.

Photo above of David Liban: Clinton T. Sander, photographer and alumnus of UC Denver.