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Michael Tyburski is a filmmaker and commercial director. His work has been featured on The New Yorker, Indiewire, NOWNESS, Short of the Week, and in Filmmaker Magazine, which named him amongst the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

He directed and co-wrote the short film, “Palimpsest,” which won a Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and his short documentary, “Brooklyn Farmer,” screened at the 2014 San Sebastian Film Festival as part of the Culinary Zinema section, presented in conjunction with the Berlinale. His short, “Actor Seeks Role,” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) and was selected by The New Yorker as part of their Screening Room series. 

His debut feature film, The Sound of Silence, was selected for IFP's Emerging Storyteller's Program and the Screenwriting Lab at the Hampton’s International Film Festival. The script is a recipient of both the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Screenplay Award and Sun Valley Film Festival’s High Scribe Award. In 2018, the project was awarded the SFFILM Dolby Fellowship, and Michael was also named a Feature Film Fellow by the Sundance Institute, after attending the Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound. The film held its World Premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition. It is being distributed theatrically by IFC Films in the U.S. and by Sony Pictures internationally. 

Michael’s commercial work includes directing projects for Google, Target, Microsoft, Verizon, L’Oreal, and GE.

Originally from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Michael currently lives in New York City.