Sudeep is an experienced programmer who has been involved with the Sundance Film Festival since 2008. He has also worked with other festivals, including the Palm Spring International ShortFest, where he served as the Director of Programs, and the Los Angeles, Aspen ShortsFest, and LA Film Festivals. He has also participated in many film festivals as an advisor and jury member, including the Toronto International Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Doc. Fest, Hot Docs and more. Sharma holds a PhD in Film and Media Studies from UCLA and has taught film and television history, film industry and criticism courses at universities in Southern California. We can't wait to have such an esteemed guest at our festival!