David Novack is the director, and a writer/producer of Finding Babel.  Prior to his work with Finding Babel, he wrote, produced and directed the film Burning the Future: Coal in America, which won the prestigious IDA Pare Lorentz Award and the British Clarion Award, both for social documentary filmmaking.

Mr. Novack produced Kimjongilia, featuring the testimony of N. Korean refugees, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the 2010 human rights documentary award from the One World Brussels Film Fest of the Human Rights and Democracy Network.

In audio, Mr. Novack has enjoyed a successful career as a re-recording mixer/sound designer, including sound mixing for Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine, and recently designing a major new opera by Roger Waters, Ça Ira.  Mr. Novack holds an engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a degree in music from Berklee College of Music.  In additional to making films, Mr. Novack is a Professor of Film at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design where he enjoys mentoring a new generation of filmmakers.


November 21st, 6.30PM
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