Adam Sekuler, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Production
Adam Sekuler
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Journalism and Media Production

Biography and Education

Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker, curator, educator and editor. Screening in forums and film festivals throughout the US and internationally, his many alternative films strike a delicate balance between stylization and naturalism, creating a poetic and lyrical form of visual storytelling. He's interested in the intersection of documentary and fiction filmmaking practices.

He holds an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder, is Founder and Programmer of Radar: Exchanges in Dance Film Frequencies, and was Program Director for Northwest Film Forum (Seattle). Before arriving at UM-Dearborn, Adam taught at Loyola University in New Orleans and Skidmore College in Saratoga Spring.

Research areas: Documentary, Global Cinema, Experimental Cinema, Dance Film, Film Curation and Programming


Awards and Recognition

  • Interbay Cinema Society Light Press Grant 2021
  • POLIN Museum Film Grant 2020
  • Carolee Schneemann Award, Chicago Underground Film Festival 2019
  • Radical Empathy Award, Chicago Underground Film Festival 2018
  • Queerty Award Nominee 2018


Selected Publications

Baum Means Tree (In Development)

The Flamingo (In Production) Feature Documentary

Really Good Friends (In Post-Production)

Work In Progress (2014- present) Ongoing Documentary

Lonely Is Her Great Age (2020) Short Experimental Documentary

36 Hours (2019,74 min) Feature Documentary

hours at sea (2019, 11min) Short Experimental Film

Tomorrow Never Knows (2017, 93min) Feature Documentary

pontchartrain (2016, 7min) Short Experimental Dance Film

Grand Celebration (2016, 13min) Short Documentary

a ballad for the female cow (2016, 7min) Short Experimental Documentary

Open Air (2015, 22min) Short Documentary

My Life In Google (2015, 24min) Short Documentary

Pavilion (2015, 3min) Short Experimental Dance Film