Shrihari Sathe

Nominated for Producers Award


Producer: Shrihari Sathe


Shrihari Sathe is a New York and Mumbai-based director and producer. Sathe produced Jaron Henrie-McCrea’s Pervertigo, which world-premiered at the 2012 Warsaw and Mumbai film festivals and was a part of the 2011 IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs. Sathe’s follow up production, Eliza Hittman’s It Felt Like Love, premiered at 2013 Sundance Film Festival and 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam to great reviews. Sathe is a 2013 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and has received fellowships from the HFPA, PGA, IFP, Film Independent and The Sundance Institute to name a few. He is a Film Independent Spirit Award nominee and a Gotham Award nominee.

Sathe is a Trans Atlantic Partners Fellow (2013) and Cannes Producer’s Network Fellow (2014, 2015, 2016). He co-produced Partho Sen-gupta’s Arunoday (Sunrise), which premiered at the 2014 Busan International Film Festival, and Afia Nathaniel’s Dukhtar (Daughter), which premiered at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was Pakistan’s Official Submission for Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards®. Sathe’s feature directorial debut – Ek Hazarachi Note (1000 Rupee Note) – won the Special Jury Award and Centenary Award for Best Film at the 2014 International Film Festival of India and has received over 30 awards. Sathe produced Elisabeth Subrin’s A Woman, a Part which world-premiered at the 2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats, a 2018 Sundance Film Festival award winner, and co-produced Anthony Onah’s The Price which world-premiered at SXSW in 2017. His latest productions are Bassam Jarbawi’s Screwdriver (Mafak), which premiered at Giornate Degli Autori in Venice, and Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam’s The Sweet Requiem, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2016, Sathe received the Cinereach Producer Award. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.