Irina Patkanian


Public bio

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Patkanian is a William J. Fulbright Fellow, an award winning filmmaker and a professor of film production at Television and Radio Department of Brooklyn College, CUNY. Irina makes hybrid and creative documentary mixing fiction and non fiction; live action and stop motion animation, film and theater.  Irina is the president of “In Parenthesis,” a nonprofit film, theater and media arts company. She is a recipient of grants from American Association of University Women, New York State Council of the Arts, Tow, Blaustein, Troy and Jerome Foundations. She is a currently working on an experimental film/theater/musical adaptation of Euripides’ plays “Iphigenia: Story of a Refugee.”