Sonali Gulati


MFA in Film & Media Arts, Temple University; BA in Critical Social Thought, Mount Holyoke College.

Ms. Gulati is a feminist, grass-roots activist, filmmaker and educator who grew up in New Delhi, India and has made several films that have screened at nearly four hundred film festivals worldwide. Her films have screened at venues such as the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and at film festivals such as the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Black Maria Film Festival and the Slamdance Film Festival. Gulati’s award-winning documentary, Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night, was broadcast on television in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, The Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. Her feature-length documentary film I Am has won 14 awards and continues to exhibit extensively in the film festival circuit. Gulati has won awards, grants, and fellowships from the Third Wave Foundation, World Studio Foundation, the Robert Giard Memorial Fellowship, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), VCU School of the Arts Faculty Award of Excellence, Creative Capital Foundation and most recently the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.