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Picture Courtesy: Urvi Desale

Snigdha is a New York-based Indian filmmaker with a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism and advertising. After working on documentaries in India, she started her filmmaking career as a cinematographer in the US. To highlight more nuanced narratives of the Indian diaspora, she began writing, directing, and producing. Her work explores themes of South Asian identity, sexuality, and the gender spectrum.

She is a 2023 NewFest New Voices Grant semi-finalist. Her upcoming short, Holy Curse, a coming-of-age satire set in India of an eleven-year-old navigating gender norms in a traditional Indian society, is currently in post-production. Her first short screenplay, Look Like You was a top ten finalist at ScreenCraft (2019). The film has been selected at Outfest Fusion, Short Shorts & Asia, New Filmmakers LA, Asian American International Film Festival, winning the Audience award for the best narrative short film, London Indian Film Festival, and Athena Film Festival, to name a few. 


Her other works have garnered recognition, having been selected and featured at Academy Award-qualifying festivals, Shorts TV, Delhi Art Gallery of New York, Oyster Magazine, and the Chilean Film Catalog, among others.

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