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Snigdha (She/They) 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. However, after finding a lack of representation of nuanced stories of the Indian diaspora in the mainstream, she began writing, directing, and producing. Focusing on social impact stories, her work explores themes of the gender spectrum, sexuality, women, and children.
She is a 2023 NewFest New Voices Grant semi-finalist with 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. Her first short screenplay, Look Like You was a top ten finalist at ScreenCraft (2019) and was fiscally supported by The Gotham. Currently, on the festival circuit, 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. Look Like You's feature adaptation was shortlisted at the Sundance Feature Film Program Development 2022 and Define 1497 lab.
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.