Photo by Joe Pugliese.

Sowjanya Kudva (they/them)

Filmmaker | Assistant Professor, Cinema & Television Arts, School of Communications, Elon University

Sowjanya has worked as a filmmaker for two decades, specializing in producing and editing across a variety of media—independent documentary film, narrative film, and music videos; broadcast television; public television; branded video; and video journalism. As an assistant professor of cinema & television arts at Elon University, their scholarship focuses on production studies, cultural studies, the political economy of communications, and student production cultures. In the classroom, Sowjanya teaches students how to build more equitable production cultures by integrating social justice frameworks into the traditional theories and practices of higher ed. film curricula.They earned their BFA in Editing and Sound at UNC School of the Arts in 2003.

(sowjanya [dot] kudva [at] gmail [dot] com)
(skudva [at] elon [dot] edu)


MFA Film & Media Arts
Temple University 2019
| Concentration | Screenwriting & Comics Scripting
| Award | 3-year Future Faculty Fellowship

BFA Filmmaking
North Carolina School of the Arts 2003
| Concentration | Editing & Sound
| Award | Krispy Kreme Scholarship (seriously, it was a thing)

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