About

Juhi Sharma is a New York & India based filmmaker 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 India's women 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 7 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 5 shorts under her belt. Her work in documentary and AD films has taken her to UAE, England and United States apart from 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.  Her directorial work, Dawat played at the South Asian Film Festival of America, CoSAFF and Dhaka International Film Festival. 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. She is currently working on her debut feature documentary The Vinyl Records: Destroy Phallus Oppression as the DP and Co-Director. The film, 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 Netflix, Apple, Coursera, AT&T, The Atlantic, Tinder, LinkedIn, Bloomberg, Dolby, Postmates, PEN America, First Group, TI Cycles and Flipkart. 

Affiliations

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

Contact

juhi.rk.sharma@gmail.com

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Filmography

Documentaries

Convergence: Courage in a Crisis- Feature- 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- Addl. Cinematography- 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

Fiction

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

Untitled 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

TRANSFORMHer- Client: LINKEDIn- DIT- 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

TVR: DESTROY PHALLUS OPPRESSION- 
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

CRAMMING- 
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

DAWAT- 
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

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

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

3-2-1- 
Official Selection- Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico 2019
Official Selection- VI International Film Festival Golden Frame, 2019
Official Selection- First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, 2019

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

CHAHAT KE GUBAARE-
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

SKINNY LOVE
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

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

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

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

WASTED BIN-
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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