An avid movie buff, Shruti has worked in over two dozen projects, ranging from Bollywood blockbusters to award-winning festival favorites. She loves bringing diverse characters to life, be it in front of the camera or on the pages of her script.
SHRUTI TEWARI has spent over two decades in the creative arts with acting projects ranging from a Bollywood blockbuster to numerous award winning independent films. After her stints in investment banking and tech, she, an MBA from Mumbai and MIA from Columbia University, changed course to authentically represent minority voices.
Over the last year, she was selected for the Sundance Collab directors and producers programs to develop her first feature film, "Flares," the screenplay for which is an award winner at the Alliance of Women Filmmakers Scriptwriting Competition and a finalist at WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab as well as the Big Apple Film Festival. She is also a finalist at the Austin Film Festival Virtual Pitch Fest, 2020. In 2018, she wrote and directed the short, "Trail Past Prejudice," which premiered at the Delhi International Film Festival, won the Silver Remi Award at WorldFest Houston and was bought by Shorts TV, UK. She was also in the virtual reality comedy, "UTurn," which played at Cannes in 2019. Her satire "Bibijis and Auntyjis,"has been performed in San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.
She has also worked with at-risk youth for over ten years and was awarded a Certificate of Honor by the City and County of San Francisco for creating positive impact through the arts.
Official Selection
Mum
Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Festival
Sunnyvale
2021
Quarter Finalist
Stain Resistant
Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Atlanta, GA
2021
Semi Finalist
Stain Resistant
CinemaStreet Women's Short Screenplay Competition
New York, NY
2021
Quarter Finalist
Flares
Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles
2021
Finalist
Stain Resistant
Female Voices Rock Film Festival
New York, NY
2020
Winner
Flares
Flixze Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Panama City Beach, Florida
2020
Quarter Finalist
Flares
Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Burbank, CA
2020
Finalist - Feature (Drama)
Flares
Big Apple Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
New York, NY
2020
Finalist
Flares
Austin Film Festival - Virtual Pitch Fest
Austin, TX
2020
Finalist
Flares
We Screenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Winner - Feature Screenplay
Flares
Alliance of Women Filmmakers Script Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Finalist - Global Script Challenge
Flares
Oaxaca Film Festival
Oaxaca, Mexico
2019
Official Selection
Trail Past Prejudice
Festival of Globe, Silicon Valley
Santa Clara
2018
Official Selection
Trail Past Prejudice
Pictoclik Showcase: Women in Cinema
San Francisco
2018
Official Selection
Trail Past Prejudice
Nassau Film Festival
Princeton
2018
Finalist
Trail Past Prejudice
The World's Independent Film Festival
San Francisco
2018
Official Selection
Trail Past Prejudice
Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival
Sacramento
2018
Silver Remi Award
Trail Past Prejudice
WorldFest Houston
Houston
2018
Official Selection
Trail Past Prejudice
Delhi International Film Festival
New Delhi
2017
Semi-Finalist
Flares
Feedback Female Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Official Selection
Trail Past Prejudice
North Carolina South Asian Film Festival
Official Selection
Trail Past Prejudice
Franklin County International Film Festival
Louisburg
Semi-Finalist
Trail Past Prejudice
San Mauro Film Festival
San Mauro
Semi-Finalist
Trail Past Prejudice
Best of India Short Film Festival
Los Angeles
Official Selection - Best Debut Director
Trail Past Prejudice
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
College
Columbia University
"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath
An avid movie buff, Shruti has worked in over two dozen projects, ranging from Bollywood blockbusters to award-winning festival favorites. She loves bringing diverse characters to life, be it in front of the camera or on the pages of her script.