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Mike Gibisser

  • Associate Professor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
  • Director, Film Graduate Program
  • Co-Chair, Programming Committee


MFA, Moving Image, University of Illinois - Chicago
MA, Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Mike Gibisser is a filmmaker and artist interested in navigating the indefinite lines between essay, narrative, experimental, and documentary work. Over the past decade, he has completed two narrative features (Finally, Lillian and Dan and World of Facts), a feature film essay (The Day of Two Noons), as well as several experimental and non-fiction shorts. He has presented work at numerous cinemas and festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Oberhausen Film Festival, the Harvard Film Archive, the AFI Film Festival, the Images Film Festival, the European Media Arts Festival, and the New York Film Festival. His work has been featured in Artforum, Variety, and Cinemascope, amongst other publications.