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Originally from Indiana, Michael Gitlin has been living in New York City since 1983. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1978, and a M.F.A. in Filmmaking from Bard College, Annandale, NY, in 1995. His short films have been exhibited at numerous film festivals and other venues, both here and aboard, including the London Film Festival, the Melbourne Australian Film Festival, the Anthology Film Archives in New York, NY, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA, and Independent Focus, a PBS television program. His film, Berenice (1996, 51 min.), had its world premiere at the 1996 Mannhelm-Heldelberg International Film Festival in Germany, and its U.S. premiere at the 1997 Whitney Biennial Exhibition. His videos Nine Guided Tours (2000) and Off and On (1998) were shown at the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center. Gitlin has been awarded several grants to pursue his independent film work, including a New York State Council on the Arts grant, and a City of Seattle Arts Commission grant. Gitlin has been teaching at Hunter College since the Fall of 1995, first as an adjunct and more recently as a Visiting Assistant Professor. The courses he has taught at Hunter include: Screen Directing, Film Production One, Film Production Two, Sound Production for Film and Video, and Introduction to Film and Video Technique. He has also taught at the following college or universities: Pratt Institute, the New School for Social Research, and New York University, all in New York City; the University of the Arts in Philadelphia; and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.