Brian Krinsky

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Brian Harris Krinsky is a graduate of the MFA Program in Film and TV Production from the University of Southern California and also holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Krinsky’s feature film, Dish, is an expansion of his award-winning short film of the same name. The short film Dish had its world premiere at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival followed by a European premiere at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. After screening in Berlin, the short film was licensed for a TV broadcast by Arté/ZDF in France and Germany and LOGO Network in the USA. Dish received the 2009 Audience Award for Best Short Film at NEWFEST: The New York LGBT Film Festival; the 2009 “Jury Award” Best Short Film at Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; 2nd Place Best Film at the 2009 Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 2009 Iris Prize for Best International Short Film held in Cardiff, Wales UK. The short film Dish has been licensed for various DVD shorts compilations in North America, UK/Ireland and Germany.

In the 90s, Krinsky, who speaks Russian, worked at the foreign news desks of ABC News and the Associated Press TV in Moscow. In the Summer of 1998, Krinsky returned to Russia in the role of producer and sound recordist on Undesirables, a documentary profiling homeless children in Russia, which garnered a student Emmy and screened at such notable film festivals as Cannes Film Festival and Doubleday Documentary Film Festival.

While in Moscow, Krinsky was a member of the improvisation comedy troupe Door Dom (Crazy House) and performed for the English speaking ex-pat community. Krinsky has studied acting and directing in Los Angeles at Howard Fine Acting Studio and participated in Judith Weston’s Actor/Director Laboratories.

Krinsky resides in Los Angeles, California working as a freelance Producer/Director in non-fiction/reality programming. His network credits include programming for ABC, Bravo, MTV, BET, PBS, TLC, E!, and Travel Channel.

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