Irina Litmanovich was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1980.
She went to Israel in 1997 according to the SOKHNUT Program and was admitted to the Department of Visual Communication at the “Bezalel”Arts Academy in Jerusalem. She graduated in 2002 and completed her diploma film The Letter, an animation étude based on motives in the works of Daniil Kharms.
She returned to Moscow in the winter of 2004 and worked on several films in the The Mountain of Gems (Gora samotsvetov) project at the Pilot Studio: as artistic director on Natal’ia Berezovaia’s The Ram and the Goat (Pro barana i kozla, 2004), as assistant director on Mikhail Aldashin’s and Oleg Uzhinov’s About Ivan the Fool (Pro Ivana Duraka, 2004), and as assistant artistic director on Andrei Sokolov’s The Evolution of Petr Sentsov (Evoliutsiia Petra Sentsova, 2005).
She finished her studies with her diploma film Khelom’s Customs, based on a poem by Ovsei Driz.