Juhi Sharma is an Emmy nominated filmmaker, based in New York and Mumbai, working in documentaries, fiction films, music videos and branded content. She has an MFA in Cinematography from LV Prasad Film & TV Institute, Chennai and is in partial completion of an MFA in Direction from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, NYC.

She is most interested in telling stories of women, non-binary folk and children and her focus drives her to understand the universal thread of emotion that unites us all, irrespective of the boundaries society has placed on us.

With work panning across 10 years, she has been a part of over 50 films as a Director of Photography and is currently building her reel as a director with documentaries & short films. She has traveled, lived and worked in the United States, United Kingdom, UAE and India. 

As a DP, her films have premiered and played at the Oscar Qualifying NY Shorts International Film Festival, NewFest, NY Indian International Film Festival, London Indian Film Festival, Brooklyn International Film Festival amongst others. Most recently, she co-directed and shot the India portion of Convergence: Courage in a Crisis that theatrically premiered at IFC, New York and is available to stream on Netflix, worldwide. Convergence has been nominated for the News and Documentary Emmy, 2022.  Her directorial work, Dawat played at the South Asian Film Festival of America, CoSAFF and Dhaka International Film Festival and is now available to stream on Roku, in the US. 

Her debut feature documentary The Vinyl Records: Destroy Phallus Oppression, while still in production, has been pitched at prestigious documentary festival Meet Markets including Australian International Documentary Conference (Australia), Sheffield DocFest (England) and Dok Leipzig (Germany). 

When she is not on set, she is exploring quaint cities, photographing strangers on streets and making friends with animals.

Commercial clients include Google, Apple, Coursera, AT&T, The Atlantic, Tinder, LinkedIn, Bloomberg, Dolby, Postmates, PEN America, First Group, TI Cycles and Flipkart. 

Her documentary work is available internationally on Netflix, Discovery +, National Geographic and Roku. 


Indian Women Cinematographers' Collective (IWCC)
Brown Girls Doc Mafia 
Bitchitra Collective: Indian Women in Documentary
NYC Women Filmmakers



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Untitled OTT Production- Doc Series, Amazon Prime- Dir. of Photography- In Production- 2022

The Journey of India- Doc Series, Discovery +- Dir. of Photography- In Production- 2022

My Daughter Joined a Cult- Doc Series, Discovery +- Cinematographer- 2022

Hospital for Hope-Short- Dir. of Photography- 2022

Moving Boundaries- Feature, Dir.of Photography- In Production- 2021

Convergence: Courage in a Crisis- Feature, Netflix- Co-Dir. & Dir. of Photography (India Schedule)- 2021

The Vinyl Records- Destroy Phallus Oppression- Feature- Co.Dir & Dir. of Photography- In Production- 2021

In Your Corner- Feature- Dir. of Photography- In Production- 2021

To Life- Doc Series- Addl. Cinematography- 2020

India 2050- Doc Series, Discovery +- Dir. of Photography- 2019

Untitled series on Copper- Doc Series- Dir. of Photography- 2019

Enemies of Unreason- Feature- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2019 

Slow Fashion- Feature- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2019 

The Never Ending Path- Feature- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2018 

Invisible- Feature- Addl. Cinematography- 2018 

Seleno Clarke-A Documentary- Feature- Addl. Cinematography- 2018

The Alice Sheppard Documentary- Short Doc- Dir. of Photography - 2018

SPURS Documentary- Short Doc- Dir. of Photography - 2018 

The Last Horses in Brooklyn- Short Doc- Co-Director & Dir. of Photography - 2018 

Real Heroes- Short Doc Series- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

In The Wake of the Hill- Short Doc- Dir. of Photography- 2013


Bad Bitch- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2021

Wrong Number- Short- Dir.of Photography- 2021

B.Selvi- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2020

Cramming- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2019

Amateur Hour- Short Sketches- Dir. of Photography- 2019

Dawat- Short- Director- 2019

Sourdough Starter- Short- Director- 2019

Monica The Magician’s Assistant- Short- 1st Assistant Director- 2019 

Kyung Hee- Short- 1st Assistant Director- 2019 

Intervention- Short- Director- 2018 

Skinny Love- Short- Director & Dir. of Photography - 2017 

Show & Tell- Short- Script Superviser- 2019 

Doppelbanger- Short- 1st Asst. Camera- 2018 

321- Short- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2018

Naan Conforming- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Two Questions- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2018

Two Women- Short- Co-director- 2018 

Cheap Chad- Feature- Addl. Cinematography- 2018 

Walk of Fame- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

One Night Stand- Short- Director- 2018 

Ex-Crisis- Short- Dir. of Photography-2018 

Roses Are Blind- Short- 1st Asst. Camera- 2017 

Bad Housewife- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Chahat ke Gubaare- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Happy Journey- Feature- 1st Asst. Camera- 2016 

Nidhiche Ajoba- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2016 

Vasantha Maaligai- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2015 

Podhum Ponnu- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2014 

Nylah- Short- Dir. of Photography- 2013

Branded Content

LMW Brand Films- Client: LMW- Dir.of Photography- 2023

RCB Brand Films- Client: Nippon Paint- Director- 2023

Switchers Campaign- Client: Apple- Director- 2022

56 Secure Home Solutions- Client: 56 Secure- Dir. of Photography- 2022

Finding Pride in India- Client: Google- Dir. of Photography- 2022

Brand Video- Client: Truser- Director & Dir. of Photography- 2022

Switchers Campaign- Client: Apple- Director- 2021 

Transform Lives through Learning- Client: Coursera- Director- 2021

Rising Tide: Empowering Young Women to Fight Against Climate Change- Client: Bloomberg + Girl Rising | Presented by HP- Director and Dir. of Photography (India)- 2020

In a more united and equitable world- Client: Saint Gobain- Dir. of Photography (India)- 2020

H4 EAD PSA- Client: SAALT - Dir. of Photography- 2019

Event Showcase- Client: Le Casa de Don Pedro- Dir. of Photography- 2019


Celebrating the American Dream- Client: Postmates- DIT - 2018 

Outdoor Fest 2018- Client: Outdoor Fest- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Small Business Film- Client: TheatreLab- Dir. of Photography- 2018

DREAMing out Loud- Client: PEN America- DIT- 2018 

EXL Security Internal Film- Client: EXL Security- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Explainer Videos- Client: FirstSynch- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Real Heroes- Client: Tested Healthcare- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Be Audacious- Client: Audacious Clothing- Dir. of Photography & Editor- 2017

Play with the Champions- Client: BOOST- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Freedom Hop- Client: TI Cycles- Dir. of Photography- 2016 

TAPMI Brand Films- Client: Manipal University- Addl. Camera- 2016

Earth of the Future- Client: Arture Design- Dir. of Photography- 2015 

Discover Dubai Experience- Client: First Group- Dir. of Photography- 2015 

Real Wish Heroes- Client: Flipkart- Dir. of Photography- 2015

Big Billion Day Hunt- Client: Flipkart- Dir. of Photography-2015

Music Videos

Mekkuri: Mekkoh- Dir. & Dir. of Photography- 2019

Are You Serious: Addi McDaniel- Dir. of Photography- 2018 

Como Minimo: Micropixie- Dir. of Photography- 2019 

Energy: Raegan Sealy & The Band- Dir. of Photography- 2017 

Kale Garden: Kombuchachacha- Dir. of Photography- 2018

Infiniprayer- Addl Cinematography- 2015

Andairval- Dir. of Photography- 2014

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Awards & Nominations

Nominated for Best Current Affairs Documentary, News and Documentary EMMY Awards, 2022

Official Selection- Manhattan Film Festival, 2023
Official Selection- This Human World Film Festival, Vienna, 2022

Best Infotainment Program- Asian Academy Creative Awards, 2022
Nominated for Best Infotainment Program, Best Editing- Asian TV Awards, 2022

Developed with assistance from Screen Australia
Australian International Documentary Festival, FACTory 2020
Sheffield DocFest MeetMarket, 2020
Dok Leipzig, 2020 

INDIA 2050- 
Best Documentary, Best Direction, Best Cinematography- Asian Academy Creative Awards, 2020

Audience Award- Brooklyn International Film Festival, 2020 
First Prize- Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection- Nashville Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection- HollyShorts Film Festival, 2020

Official Selection- Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals (CoSaFF) 2020
Official Selection- Home is Distant Shores Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection- Dhaka International Film Festival, 2020

Best Comedy Short- Revolution Me Film Festival, 2020
Finalist- Best Comedy Short- Astoria Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection- Grove Film Festival, 2020

Official Selection- Amazon Prime All-Voices Film Festival, 2019
Official Selection- NewFest Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection- Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico 2019
Official Selection- VI International Film Festival Golden Frame, 2019
Official Selection- First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, 2019

Official Selection- NY Shorts International Film Festival (Oscar Qualifying), 2019
Official Selection- Official Latino Film Festival, 2019

Best Short Film (Comedy)- Filmmakers without Borders,2018
Best Short Film- 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection- 11th Annual Film Festival, Film Aid, 2018
Official Selection- 10th International Inter-University Short Film Festival, Dhaka University FilmSociety, 2018
Official Selection- Delhi International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection- 10th CUT-IN Students' Film Festival, TISS, 2017

Official Selection- Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, 2018
Nominated for Best Actress- Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, 2018
Official Selection- Newark International Film Festival, 2018
Official Selection- Adirondack Film Festival, 2018

Best Cinematography Award in the International Category- Aligarh Muslim University International Film Festival, 2015

Nominated for the National Award of India (Documentary- Short), 2014
COINS International Film Festival, Sri Lanka, 2014

Nominated for National Student Film Awards of India (Short Fiction), 2013

Gold ABBY (Digital Outdoor), Goafest 2014
Gold (Digital), IAA Olive Crown Awards 2014
Blue Elephant (Innovative Use of Technology), Kyoorius Advertising and Digital Awards 2014
Gold (Best use of unconventional media), Pitch Youth Marketing Awards 2013

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