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Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Patkanian is an award-winning filmmaker. Her documentaries and narrative shorts have played and won awards in film festivals and art venues worldwide. She is the president of In Parenthesis, a nonprofit company, producing independent theater, film and multimedia art since 1995. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from American Association of University Women, New York State Council of the Arts, Tow, Blaustein, Troy and Jerome Foundations. She is currently working on a stop motion animated documentary based on childhood memories of renowned Mozambican artist Fiel dos Santos that she will finish editing at Mac Dowell artists' colony in January 2015. In 2012 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to spend a semester in Istanbul, researching and developing her next film. Patkanian has been teaching at Brooklyn College since 2001.