Director,
Writer
 
 
 
Katya SKAKUN
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Катя СКАКУН
Katia SKAKOUN
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
2020 - Hands (Руки) [fiction, 22 mn]
 
Writer
2020 - Hands (Руки) by Katya SKAKUN [fiction, 22 mn]

Biography
Katya Skakun was Born in a small town on the Barents Sea in the Russian Arctic. Before starting her career in film, she was part of the founding team of a trend-setting chain of bookstores in Moscow. She soon opted to make a radical change and move to New York to study acting and eventually moved into directing. In 2018, she attended the Documentary Summer School at the Locarno Film Festival. She also participated in the 2019 Cannes Film Festival as part of Columbia University’s producing initiative. In 2020, Katya Skakun earned an MFA in Film at Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her short film filmography includes «Get Together» (2016), «Baggage» (2017), «Dave» (2018), «Brighton» (2020).