Irena Salina (born 8 July 1968) was born in France and acted in French theatre before moving to New York City to study at the Actors Studio. Her first short film, See You on Monday, screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival. She is the niece of actor Philippe Noiret.
Ghost Bird: The Life and Art of Judith Deim (2000), her first documentary film feature, played a number of festivals, winning the Best Documentary Award at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the President’s Award at Mexico’s prestigious Ajijic International Film Festival. Her films are also shown on the Sundance Channel.
She is also the director of Flow: For Love of Water (2008), a documentary about the world water crisis.