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ABOUT 

Carter Kirilenko is a Vancouver-based Canadian Film Director. With a focus on sharing stories of human resilience in the face of the climate crisis, his work brings audiences closer to the natural world through an authentic cinematic experience.    

 

 His documentary "In Your Palm" (2020), reveals the link between Indonesia's haze crisis and the uncontrolled expansion of the palm oil industry. The film screened at 8 festivals across North America and received multiple awards, including "Best International Film" at Oregon Documentary Film Festival. His film "Leuser: The Last Place on Earth" (2021) follows a team of rangers that are protecting one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet and received the People's Choice Award at VIMFF during its world premiere.

 

Carter was selected as the Ambassador for Culture Days 2021, where he curated an interactive public film screening of "Salmon Parks", a film exploring an indigenous-led plan to recover key watersheds and restore wild salmon. His work has been displayed at international venues such as COP26 and featured on the Waterbear Network and Climate Crisis Hub.

Carter graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor's in Environmental Studiesand has given guest lectures at the University of Waterloo and York University.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Sun Exchange

Business Intelligence Lead 

Microsoft 

Business Operations Associate

National University of Singapore

Research Assistant

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Digital Marketing Analyst

PepsiCo

Resource Conservation Intern

ReWild Africa

Volunteer 

SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS

Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 - Glasgow

2021 - Salmon Parks

 

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

2021 Official Selection - Leuser: The Last Place on Earth

McMinnville Short Film Festival 

2021 Official Selection - In Your Palm 

American Conservation Film Festival

2021 Official Selection - In Your Palm

Colorado Environmental Film Festival

2021 Official Selection - In Your Palm 

Oregon Documentary Film Festival

2020 Official Selection - In Your Palm 

Toronto Independent Film Festival

2020 Official Selection - In Your Palm 

Awareness Film Festival

2020 Official Selection - In Your Palm 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 

Peoples Choice Award 

2021 - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Best Student Film

2021 - ​American Conservation Film Festival

VIFF Catalyst Alumni

Mentorship program for emerging filmmakers

Best International Film 

2020 - Oregon Documentary Film Festival

Best Short Film 

2020 - Toronto Independent Film Festival

Best Student Film

2020 - Awareness Festival

FEATURES & PRESS

The Vancouver Sun

September, 2021

The Georgia Straight

February, 2021

100.5 FM Conscious Living Network Radio

September, 2020

 

The Radicle - UWaterloo News

March, 2020

A Journey to Success

March, 2020

LET'S CONNECT!

c.kirilenko@gmail.com

Tel: 778-837-0237

 

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