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Irina Patkanian

Professor
Television, Radio and Emerging Media

Location: 405 Whitehead Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2790
Fax: 718.951.4418
Email:   Irina Patkanian's Web site
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Irina Patkanian is an award winning filmmaker, a Fulbright and MacDowell Fellow, and the president In Parenthesis - a nonprofit film, theater and media arts company supporting women immigrant artists since 1995. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Patkanian came to the U.S. in 1991 after graduating from the University of St. Petersburg with a BA in English Literature. After receiving an MA degree in Linguistics from the University of Iowa, she was awarded an American Association of University Women International Fellowship to pursue the MFA degree in Film Production. Irina's films have screened at more than a 120 film festivals, incl. DOC NYC, Ann Arbor, STARZ Denver, Palm Springs, Hot Springs and many others. Her work has been supported by fellowships and grants from NYSCA, Tow, Blaustein, Troy and Jerome Foundations. Irina is currently working on the documentary film opera "Iphigenia, the First Refugee" which will premiere at Sheen Center in NYC in September 2020.

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