Sonejuhi Sinha Bio
Sonejuhi is an award-winning New York Filmmaker. At the age of 4, she won the award for Best Storytelling in her Kindergarten class. Since then, she has harnessed this innate talent in every aspect of her career. Sonejuhi got her start in the industry working as a film editor for the internationally renowned editorial company Final Cut. She has edited several music videos for MTV and MTV2 UK, narrative short films that have premiered at various film festivals and commercials for high profile campaigns such as Keep a Child Alive and Stand Your Ground, which garnered recognition from ADcritic, Creativity, and Huffington Post and won Gold Lions at Cannes. Sonejuhi has worked alongside acclaimed directors such as Harmony Korine, Julie Taymor and Spike Jonze. She produced and edited These Birds Walk and Homegoings, two award-winning documentary feature films that played at several festivals, including SXSW, Full Frame and True/False, and garnered several international awards including Best Doc Award - Abu Dhabi, Social Impact Award - Little Rock Film Festival, Vigilance Award - Nashville Film Festival and Best Doc - Minnesota Film Festival 2013, and a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking by Cinema Eye Honor Awards.
Sonejuhi’s directing career began with a narrative short film called Give into the Night, which won the Established Filmmaker award at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Fest and won Best Short Film at the New York Indian Film Festival. Sonejuhi’s next narrative short film, Love Comes Later, was one of ten short films accepted to the prestigious 2015 Cannes Semaine De La Critique, a festival renowned for discovering talents such as Wong Kar-wai and Alejandro Inarritu. Sonejuhi was then invited by the Cannes Film Festival to participate in their feature development program Next Step in Paris to develop her feature script by the same name. Sonejuhi is the recipient of the prestigious Tribeca All Access development grant to further develop the feature version of Love Comes Later. Recently, Sonejuhi was one of five 5 directors from all over the world chosen to do 5 films on child abuse. It's a co-production with an award winning Swedish production company Momento Films. Sonejuhi was selected for the prestigious Shoot New Director’s Showcase and is a part of the New York directors’ collective Film Fatales. Most recently, Sonejuhi finished Tribeca Film Institute’s Through Her Lens program where she was mentored by Dee Rees, Catherine Hardwicke, Rashida Jones among others. She also received a development grant from the program to further develop her narrative project The Quarry.
Sonejuhi is currently developing two feature scripts and two television show ideas. Her work has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine, Huffington Post, Indiewire, Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, Variety, Bright Ideas Magazine to name a few.