David Barker was the artistic director of the 2001-2003 editions of the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, which was called during his tenture "One of the most significant and inspiring festivals in the country" (IndieWIRE). His 1999 feature film "Afraid of Everything" starring French actress Nathalie Richard (Irma Vep) premiered at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals, and his theater piece "Does Thinking Take Place Out Loud?" was produced by SoHo Rep and won the 1999 Nolan Prize for Drama. Prior to that, he co-founded Noon Pictures, distributing films by directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Isaac Julien, and Laura Mulvey. He has taught Filmmaking at the University of Texas at Austin and Film/Video Arts in New York.