V.T. NAYANI

Director, Writer, Producer

V. T. Nayani is a director, producer, and writer for the screen. She is an alumni of the CBC’s Workshop for Diverse Creators, the HotDocs’ Doc Accelerator Program, Reelworld Film Festival’s Emerging 20 Program, and the CTI Creators of Colour Incubator. She is also a recipient of the UN Women Yvonne M. Hebert Award for filmmakers and photographers. Nayani’s artistic development has been supported by platforms including the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, ArtReach Toronto, Prism Prize, RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and AWID. Her work has also been championed by festivals including TIFF Next Wave, Women of the World Festival, Women Deliver, Insight Out LGBT Film Festival, Reel Asian International Film Festival, Regent Park Film Festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival, and Lights Camera Africa Film Festival. Nayani is currently in post-production for her first dramatic feature, THIS PLACE (produced in partnership with Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch Program), and in development for her second feature, SHAME. She also proudly serves on the board and programming team for Breakthroughs Film Festival, the only festival in Canada dedicated to showcasing short films by women and non-binary people.

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