Irina worked for years as a professional street theater maker and stilt walker with the international company Teatro Pavana, Firma Fockschaep and other groups.
Since 2004 she has worked as a freelance video filmmaker, editor, animator, graphic designer and illustrator. She has worked for or with  various theater groups, artists and bands, Gerrie Hondius, Koen Hauser, Aziz, Alexander Bendahan, Poetry International Festival, Zeilen Magazine and others.                                                                                 
Together with Aart Kramer, she designed and built video installations and exhibitions for Museum 't Behouden Huys and the Oerol Festival. They are currently working on a new boardgame called 'Stormsein'.

She has done her fair share of corporate video productions for example Pipelife international, UWV and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
Illustrating and designing books are her passion.

In 1984 she won the first prize in the annual drawing competition of Bakker Bakker.
In that same year her first short story was published in Taptoe magazine.

Filcer or Filtzer ?
When Irina's father (the painter Luis Filcer) was a baby, he fled with his family for Stalin's pogroms from Soviet Ukraine to Mexico. They changed their name Filtzer to Filcer, but never did so officially.
It was not until she was 12 years old when Irina discovered her name was not Filcer. Now she uses both names.
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