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shruti parekh

Shruti Parekh is an Atlanta-bred, Brooklyn-based filmmaker and artist who tells intimate and incisive stories of life on the margins of society. Her award-winning work spans fiction, documentary, journalism, animation and visual art.


A 2023 Snarky Elephant Cohort Member, she most recently won the CAPE/Janet Yang Productions Julia S. Gouw Short Film Challenge to direct her narrative short film "Zari" in Delhi, India. Shruti’s previous project as a writer/director, "Esperanza," won Best Narrative Short at the Portland Film Festival, Best Student Short at Ojai Film Festival, and Best Screenplay at Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival. Previously, Shruti’s issue-driven work as a digital video journalist at Gizmodo Media Group garnered millions of views.


As an editor, she has worked on award-winning documentaries and edited for clients such as Food & Wine, Vanity Fair, Elizabeth Arden, Chowhound, and Yellowbrick. Shruti got her start making music videos and working as an assistant to the acclaimed director Mira Nair on her 2013 film, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” Shruti has a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Directing from UCLA, where she received the Jack Nicholson Distinguished Student Director Award and the Edie and Lew Wasserman Film Production Fellowship. She is currently finishing her fourth short film, “Homebody.”


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