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.
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.