Daniel Pal

Adjunct Faculty //
College of Computing and Digital Media
Daniel Pal

Bio and Research Information

M.A. University of Chicago. M.Ed Loyola University Chicago. Teaches such courses as Introduction to Screenwriting, Foundations of Cinema, The Big Picture: The Entertainment Industry, Film Philosophy, Film Festivals, Writing for TV, Foundations of Television, and Special Topics courses including: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, The Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Richard LInklater. Has been a member of the pre-screening committee for the Chicago International Film Festival and has served as Programming Director for the Queer Bits and Pride Film Festivals. Also teaches Film Appreciation and History of Film at Moraine Valley Community College.
Has also reviewed films on WDCB(90.9 FM) and Que4 Radio. Executive Producer of the feature film "Searching for Venice." Also wrote, directed, and produced the shorts "Scotty Works OUT," "Scotty & Josh Get Enlightened," and "Another Party with Scotty" which have played at film festivals throughout the U.S. In November 2015 he directed a staged reading of "Somebody to Love" by Jay Cipriani at the Center on Halsted. It was selected as the winner of the year's Great Gay Screenplay Contest. In 2016 he directed and produced the short film "Counting" which also played at dozens of festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. In March 2017 the film won 1st Place in the Short Feature competition at the North By Midwest Microbudget Film Festival in Michigan. His current film is the feature-length documentary "Harriet & Her Husbands." He continues to write, produce, and direct other projects.

Professional Associations

Film Independent

Schedule for Winter 2020-2021

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