B.A. Sarah Lawrence College, New York
MFA Academcy of Art, San Francisco, California
A retired ballerina and a newly published fiction author, Devi (pronounced DAY-vee) Snively received her B.A. in Liberal Arts/Dance from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and her MFA in Film from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She was one of 8 women selected to participate in the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women in 2007. She’s taught film writing, production and theory at Central Washington University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, and the University of Notre Dame. Devi wrote and directed a feature-length documentary distributed by Berkeley Media in addition to 9 short narrative films and a feature. Her films have screened at over 200 film festivals worldwide garnering over 50 awards and critical acclaim. Her screenplays have earned honors in numerous competitions including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl’s Fellowships, the PAGE Awards, Slamdance and the Tony Cox Showtime/Nantucket Film Festival competition. She is a featured director in author Greg Lamberson’s Cheap Scares, a book about the next wave of horror auteurs. Her micro-budget feature, trippin’ won “Best Screenplay,” “Best Ensemble” and “Best Feature” among other awards on the festival circuit. She is currently in post-production on a new short film.
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