Julia Loktev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and immigrated to the United States at age nine. Julia’s first works were audio art — she came to film through sound. Her New York University thesis film Moment of Impact, which she shot alone without a crew, won Directing Award at Sundance, Grand Prize at Cinéma du Reél, Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary. She also makes multiple-screen video installations in a museum/gallery context and has shown work at Tate Modern in London, P.S.1 in New York, Haus der Kunst in Munich, Bienal de Valencia, Mito Art Tower in Japan. She lives in New York.