Irina Patkanian

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina is an award winning filmmaker living in New York City. Irina’s documentaries and narrtaive shorts have played in film festivals and art venues worldwide. 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. Irina is a William J. Fulbright Fellow and a professor of film production at TV and Radio department of Brooklyn College/CUNY.

NEWS:
April 17, 2017 we are awarded a PSC-CUNY grant to travel to Greece in the fall of 2017 to continue shooting for “Iphigenia: Story of a Refugee.”
March 22, 2017 “Socrates of Kamchatka” had its world premiere at Ann Arbor Film Festival. Read a review here.
March 10, 2017 documentary poems “Children in Gold,” “Sisters” and “Waterline” were officially selected to play at SRFF in New York, NY and Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, IL (where they won the BEST SHORT DOC award) and on Iowa PBS.
July – August 2017 – artist residency at Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Iowa City, Iowa to develop and stage a film/musical tragedy “Iphigenia: Story of a Refugee”.
August, 2017 – 2nd production trip to Havana, Cuba, funded by Leonard and Claire Tow travel grant.

Iphigenia: Story of a Refugee
2018

Little Fiel
2017

Children of the Revolution
2017

Socrates of Kamchatka
2017

Somos Cuba
2015-2021

Armed Defense
2013

Sisters
2016

Children in Gold
2016

Tortoise and Hare
2004

Seven Songs for Iphigenia
2015

Second Egyptian
2007

My American Neighbor
2007

Armenian Lullaby
2005

Very Young People’s Concerts with New York Philharmonic
2010

Singing in China
2009

All Men Sing in Georgia
2012

Day of Teaching of Dalai Lama
2012

Beacon Travels to Mozambique
2009

Lydian Junction
2014

36.5 / Sarah Cameron Sunde
2014

Tatiana
2010

Corset
2001

A.W.O.L.
2006

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
2003

All that’s Mine I Carry with Me
1998

Long Distance
1999

Sun, Spider and the Moon
1995