Born in Russia, Kristina moved to Lugano when she was 8 years old and she lived in the Swiss italian city until she graduated in Communication Sciences at the University of Lugano. In 2010 Kristina moved to Montreal where she completed the Film Directing program at INIS. Since 2007 she has directed, written and produced several short-films. Over the last few years, her work was showcased in several festivals among which Locarno Film Festival, Régard sur le court-métrage in Sagunay, Off-Courts Trouville, Message to Man St.Petersburg, Shnit in Bern, SESIFF in Seoul, Solothurn Filmtage, Oberhausen Short Film Festival and many others. She also attended several prestigious workshops, among others, The Summer Film School at the Locarno Film Festival 2008, the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2011, and the Eave producer's workshop in 2014. Her first feature film SASHINKA (2017) was selected for Festival du Nouveau Cinema. Her latest work is the short film TODAY, OR I'LL DIE (2019).