Born in the tea estates of Darjeeling, India, award-winning filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Photography from Ithaca College in New York. His previous film work has premiered festivals such as Hollyshorts and Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, taken him to Berlinale Talent Campus and been featured on NPR and Good Morning America.
His most recent short, HIS NEW HANDS, had its world premiere in competition at the 2014 Hong Kong International Film Festival, and was awarded the prestigious Remi Gold Prize for Best Dramatic Short at the WorldFest-Houston International Festival and the Best Film prize at Flyway Film Festival. The film screened at more than twenty-five film festivals around the world including Sarasota, Omaha, Heartland Film Festivals and the Chennai International Film Festival. It was selected by the makers of the RED camera for its annual showcase of the best films shot on this device, and awarded the Best Cinematography prize at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai.
I AM HERE, his second feature-length screenplay, was selected for the International Film Finance Forum at the Toronto International Film Festival, and is currently in pre-production.
LOEV, his feature writing and directing debut, premiered in the First Feature competition at this year’s edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and has been selected at prestigious festivals all around the world including South By SouthWest, Guadalajara International, Frameline, Inside Out and BFI Flare Film Festivals. The film has received rave reviews and secured theatrical distribution in key territories around the world.