V.T. Nayani

About the Director:

V. T. Nayani is a director, producer, and writer, dedicated to stories for the screen. Her first feature documentary SHADEISM: DIGGING DEEPER (2015) had its World Premiere at the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival, where it received a Special Jury Recognition. Nayani is an alumni of the CBC’s Workshop for Diverse Creators, the HotDocs’ Doc Accelerator Program, and ReelWorld Film Festival’s Emerging 20 Program. She is also a recipient of the UN Women Yvonne M. Hebert Award for filmmakers and photographers. Her artistic development has been supported by platforms including the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, ArtReach Toronto, RBC, Prism Prize, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Her film work has been championed by festivals includingTIFF Next Wave, Inside Out, Women of the World Festival, Reel Asian, Regent Park Film Film Festival, ReelWorld, 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 the feature comedy 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.

Project Title: Prom Night

 

 

V. T. Nayani is a director, producer, and writer, dedicated to stories for the screen. Her first feature documentary SHADEISM: DIGGING DEEPER (2015) had its World Premiere at the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival, where it received a Special Jury Recognition. Nayani is an alumni of the CBC’s Workshop for Diverse Creators, the HotDocs’ Doc Accelerator Program, and ReelWorld Film Festival’s Emerging 20 Program. She is also a recipient of the UN Women Yvonne M. Hebert Award for filmmakers and photographers. Her artistic development has been supported by platforms including the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, ArtReach Toronto, RBC, Prism Prize, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Her film work has been championed by festivals includingTIFF Next Wave, Inside Out, Women of the World Festival, Reel Asian, Regent Park Film Film Festival, ReelWorld, 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 the feature comedy 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.