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Patkanian Irina

Russian born, Irina Patkanian is an award-winning filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. Her films and videos were shown at various festivals and museums around the world. Patkanian is the president and co-founder of a non-for-profit film and theater company "In Parenthesis" that produces screen and stage adaptations of contemporary authors and international documentaries. Most recently Patkanian wrote/directed and produced a narrative short "Second Egyptian" that won "best narrative" award at the 2007 San Diego Women Film Festival and a documentary essay "My American Neighbor" about the perception of America abroad that is currently playing at various festivals. Irina Patkanian is a professor of media production at the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.


  • My American Neighbor, 2007; 30 min. (dv)
  • Second Egyptian, 2007; 18 min. (dv)
  • Armenian Lullaby, 2005; (dv)
  • All Mine Carry With, 2000; 40 min. (16mm,dv)
  • Long Distance, 1999; (16 mm)
  • Hygiene, 1997; 17 min. (16 mm)
  • Clean Well Lighted Place, 1996; 4 min. (16 mm)