Justin Liberman, MFA
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Justin Liberman, MFA

Assistant Professor


School of Communication - Cinema Program - Program Director

Abrahms Hall Room 108

860.768.4942

liberman@hartford.edu


MFA   Columbia University 


Justin Liberman was a directing fellow at Columbia University where he earned his MFA in film directing. He spent three years working under Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) and David Mamet (House of Games, Redbelt) and was a shadow director for Allen Coulter on Boardwalk Empire. His narrative films have screened in many international film festivals, museums, and galleries, winning honors at Cleveland Intl. Film Festival, Houston World Fest, USA Film Festival, Montreal World Fest, Palm Beach Film Festival, and Gasparilla Film Festival. His most recent film, Tobacco Burn, a Vimeo Staff Pick is distributed through Gravitas Ventures. His commercial and documentary work has brought him around the world, for clients such as ESPN, American Express and Macy’s.

As an educator, Liberman was the co-founder of the Sacred Heart University’s graduate film school, FTMA and was the Executive Director of their annual film festival. He was also one of the architects of a film program based in Dingle, Ireland and created creative content for a variety of Irish non-profits. His scholarship looks towards how cinematic traditions are preserved in new media arts and how filmmakers engage with subjectivity.