Filmmaker, Professor of Film (San Diego State University)
Greg Durbin is a filmmaker and Professor in the Television, Film, and New Media Production Program at San Diego State University where he serves as head of the program. His experience ranges from independent film and video production to video art, to documentary and short films. He has worked professionally as a director, writer, cinematographer, editor, and storyboard artist.
Durbin’s work has been broadcast on PBS and The Sundance Channel, HBO, and many broadcast venues abroad. It has been exhibited in museums and festivals, including Venice, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, The Pacific Film Archives, and MOMA (in N.Y.) where he is represented in the permanent collection. His short film, "Boundaries," won 17 top national and international festival prizes, including the 2001 Slamdance Grand Jury Prize. Durbin was named “Best San Diego Filmmaker” by the 2007 San Diego Film Festival jury.
Durbin received a B.A. degree from the University of California at San Diego, and an M.F.A. degree from the University of California at San Diego in Visual Arts, where he received a full Regents Fellowship. As a graduate student, Durbin edited Jean-Pierre Gorin's milestone documentary, "Poto & Cabengo," now included in the Criterion Collection Eclipse series.
Durbin has served as Head of the Film Program at the University of Oklahoma, and as visiting Associate Professor at the University of California. In 2001, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to lecture on Film at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He has developed curriculum in a wide range of production and film studies courses in the university, including film and video production at all levels, cinematography, screenwriting, documentary production, audio production, international cinema, and film classics. He has served as Graduate Advisor for the Masters Program in Film at SDSU until 2013 when he became head of the TFM Program.