Julia Loktev

Filmmaker Julia Loktev was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. When she was nine, her family immigrated to the United States, settling in Colorado. Loktev attended McGill University in Montreal, where she hosted the show “Curiouser and Curiousear” at campus-community radio station CKUT. Her radio practice soon led to making her own audio art works, which soon led to film. She received an M.F.A. from the New York University Graduate Film Program. Her films include Moment of Impact, Day Night Day Night, and The Loneliest Planet.