Key Guest Lecturers
Michael RabigerSchool: Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT)
Field of Teaching: Documentary
Major Achievements: Michael Rabiger has directed or edited over 35 films, founded the Documentary Center at Columbia College, Chicago, and was Chair of its Film/Video Department. Now Professor Emeritus, Rabiger has also been presented with the Preservation and Scholarship Award by the International Documentary Association. He has given workshops in many countries, led a multinational European documentary workshop for CILECT, the international association of film schools. As Visiting Professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he taught idea development, directing, and advanced production. When he retired 2001 to write full-time, Columbia renamed its documentary center 'The Michael Rabiger Center for Documentary'. In 2002 he was made Honorary Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; in 2003 awarded the 2003 Preservation and Scholarship Award by the International Documentary Association in Los Angeles; in 2005 the Genius Career Achievement Award by the Chicago International Documentary Festival, and also in 2005 was made Professor Emeritus by Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of the enormously successful, "Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics" (Focal Press), and "Directing the Documentary" (Focal Press) and "Developing Story Ideas" (Focal Press).
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