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Sonali Gulati is a feminist, an Indian independent filmmaker, an educator, and a grass-roots activist. She is working at Virginia Commonwealth University as an associate professor in the Department of Film and Photography. She went to Temple University to complete her degree of MFA in Film and Media Arts. She has also studied at Mount Holyoke College and completed the degree of BA in Critical Social Thought.

She has spent her initial days of childhood in New Delhi, India. She has also made many short films which were much appreciated by the audiences and had also screened and played at various film festivals. She is well-known for her films like “24 Frames per Day” which was released in the year 2008, “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night” released in the year 2005, “ I Am” released in the year 2011, and much more. The films which are produced and directed by Sonali have been screened at around 400 film festivals including “Hirshhorn Museum” which is the Museum of Fine Arts situated in Boston, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, and much more. Her documentary named “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night” which released in the year 2005, was about BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) in India. It was broadcast on TV in many countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.S., The Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and much more. Her recent film named “I Am” has won around 14 Awards.

Along with this, her another film name was “Big Time-my doodled diary” which was released in the year 2015. Her goal is to create films as organizing tools along with the innovative ideas of storytelling. She makes films with the hope of its sustainability, safety, etc. She was interested in making films since her childhood. She likes to make those films which create a stronger presence in the minds of the people. Sonali Gulati’s mother was a teacher. Sonali was raised independently by her mother. She owes a lot to her mother for her success. Sonali Gupta also has her website named “www.sonalifilm.com.” Sonali Gulati has also won many Awards in her lifetime.

She has contributed a lot to the industry, and to the audiences as well by being an activist, director, producer, journalist, etc. She has received the Award of Grants and Fellowship from World Studio Foundation, VCU School of the Arts Faculty Award of Excellence, the Theresa Pollak Prize, Creative Capital Foundation, Robert Giard Memorial Fellowship, and many more.

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