2019 Docs Without Borders Film Festival Official Selection

Highway Mike

 2019 Women Film Critics Circle, Finalist

Highway Mike

2019 NY Emmy Nominee, Zainab and Nirmeen

Category : Teens

2019 Socially Relevant Film Festival Official Selection

Highway Mike

2018 Bushwick Film Festival | Bushwick Stories, Winner

America First?

2018 NY Emmy Winner, Class Divide: Breaking the Pattern of School Segregation

Category: Education/Schools: Program/Special

2018 NY Women In Film & Television's Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Film Festival

Zainab and Nirmeen

2018 NY Emmy Nominee, Where Truth Lies: Public Trust In Media

Category: Societal Concerns Program Feature/Segment

2017 South Asian Journalists Association Finalist, Sweatshop Of Wall Street

Category: Outstanding Story By A South Asian Journalist in North America

2017 Bushwick Film Festival Official Selection

Sounds of Brownsville

2017 Northside Festival & Conference

Speaker, Social Impact Storytelling

2017 Telly Award Bronze, #Bheard series

Category: Series Documentary

2017 NY Emmy Nominee, Sounds of Brownsville

Category: Societal Concerns Program Feature/Segment

2017 NY Emmy Nominee, #Bheard Criminal Justice Video Series

Category: Public/Current/Community Affairs Series

2017 NY Emmy Nominee, Feet In Two Worlds: Mohammed Fayaz, Queer Muslim Artist

Category: Religion: News/Feature

2016 NY Emmy Nominee, Shulem Deen: A Life Apart

Category: Religion: News/Feature

2016 NY Emmy Nominee, Straight Up: Journalists Covering Race

Category: Discussion/Interview

2015 Ippies Award War, Identity and Friendship in Brighton Beach

Category: Best Video



Sriyanka Ray is Brooklyn based Indian Video Journalist, Storyteller and Producer of social issue content (documentary, live-event, impact campaigns, partnerships) She covers race, inequality, youth issues and the criminal justice system. Much of her work has been at the intersection of journalism, film and social change.

She helped create and develop BRIC TV's #BHeard strand of public affairs programming where she currently works as a Senior Producer making original character-driven journalistic documentaries on social issues.

In 2016 she directed and produced the documentary The Sweatshop Of Wall Street in which she worked with two whistleblowers to investigate the corrupt workings of a direct sales and marketing company in NYC. The piece was a finalist in the Outstanding Story by a South Asian Journalist in North America category at the 2017 South Asian Journalists Association Awards. 

Sriyanka also has extensive experience in producing live events, supporting and partnering with community organizations and non-profits while also managing high profile media partnerships. She is the Program Manager of #BHeardAmplified, an upcoming community engagement initiative supported by a grant received from Lincoln Center’s Cultural Innovation Fund.

Her films have broadcasted on U.S. public television, selected at prestigious festivals like Docs Without Borders Film Festival and earned her six NY Emmy® nominations among other accolades. In 2018, Sriyanka along with her team won a NY Emmy Award in the Education/Schools: Program/Special Category for their town hall on school segregation in New York City.

Sriyanka also mentors young filmmakers and has led numerous youth filmmaking workshops. She instructed CUNY graduate school students in creating 360 video and has been invited to guest lecture at CUNY Journalism School.

She got her M.A in Media Studies from The New School, New York City but she grew up in Kolkata, India where she studied literature in the prestigious Presidency College. She is a proud Bengali native and she loves cricket. 

Sriyanka is interested in race, criminal justice, conflict, South Asian politics, human rights, interactive storytelling, media and memory and new media's relationship with journalism.

She can be contacted at



South Asian Journalists Association

New York Women in Film & Television

Brown Girls Doc Mafia Collective

The Video Consortium