Ritu Sarin is an Indian film director and producer based in Dharamshala, India. Ritu Sarin did her MFA in Film and Video from California College of the Arts (CCA). While at CCA, Sarin made a number of experimental films, including Hercules and The Mind Gap. Sarin and her husband, Tenzing Sonam, have been making films since their student days in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early Eighties. Since then they have shared a career that has spanned several documentaries, video installations and one dramatic feature film.
Sarin was a founding member of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the earliest Tibet support groups in the US. She is also one of the founders of Dharmashala International Film Festival.