priya vashist

Writer . Director . Editor. Educator

Priya Vashist is an Indian- American film director, screenwriter, editor, and educator. Priya is an Assistant Professor of Film at Old Dominion University and is currently based in Norfolk, Virginia.
Priya works in various genres and styles of filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, and experimental films. Her work focuses on social justice and representation of ethnic and gendered minorities, especially queer South Asians, on screen.
Priya's films and screenplays have won awards at and have been official selections of several film festivals including Academy-Award and BAFTA qualifying film festivals. Her work has also been screened at national and international film conferences such as UFVA. Priya received her MFA in Cinema Production from San Francisco State University.

â“’ Priya Vashist 2022