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Irina Patkanian

Television, Radio & Emerging Media

Location: 405 Whitehead Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2790
Fax: 718.951.4418

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina is an award-winning filmmaker, a Fulbright scholar, and the president of IN PARENTHESIS - a nonprofit film, theater and media arts company supporting immigrant artists since 1995. Irina was awarded an American Association of University Women Fellowship to pursue the MFA degree in Film Production. Irina's films have screened at more than 140 film festivals, incl. DOC NYC, Ann Arbor, STARZ Denver, Palm Springs, UNAFF, Hot Springs and many others. Her stop motion animated documentary LITTLE FIEL screened widely, winning 21 awards incl. both Grand Jury Prize and Best Short Doc at Boulder International Film Festival. Her work has been supported by fellowships and grants from NYSCA, NYFA, Tow, Blaustein, Troy and Jerome Foundations and artist residencies at MacDowell, Obermann Center for Humanities, Ucross Foundation and the Millay Colony. Irina is currently working on the documentary film opera IPHIGENIA, THE STORY OF THE FIRST REFUGEE.

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