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Julia Ivanova is a Canadian documentary film director and editor. She grew up in Moscow and was trained at the Russian Film Institute (VGIK). After immigrating to Canada in 1995, Ivanova and her brother Boris self-produced their first documentary which has been televised in 26 countries. In the decade that followed she felt a deep commitment to making films that break individual and societal perceptions. Ivanova has directed a number of intimate films on the topics of minorities, orphanhood and the search for love. Her Family Portrait in Black and White (2011), a story of black Ukrainian orphans and their foster mother, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won at Hot Docs Film Festival. Actively involved with the work of the Documentary Organization of Canada, Ivanova is a Board Member of Hot Docs Film Festival.
Also see: Limit is the Sky to have its World Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival.
Features & TV Movies:
From Russia, for Love (TV-2000)
Love Translated (2010)