Kristyna Balaban

Kristyna is a documentary filmmaker and interdisciplinary media artist originally from Toronto, Canada. After graduating from Ryerson University’s MFA Documentary Media Program and working extensively in documentary on such projects as the National Film Board of Canada’s Highrise web documentary, as well as in journalism, before she moved to Prague, Czech Republic. There she established herself as a freelancer working in the film industry. In addition to this she enjoys teaching workshops on topics like social issue documentary filmmaking and has taught in places such as Kathmandu, Beijing, and Toronto. She currently works at the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague as the manager for the Ex Oriente Film workshop and is a member of the audio-visual group FotonX.