VT Nayani
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V.T. Nayani is a multidisciplinary screen artist, whose work intimately explores how we continuously come of age. She has been championed by multiple platforms including The Gotham, Canadian Film Centre, Telefilm Canada, Netflix, UN Women, CBC Films, Hot Docs, BIPOC TV & Film, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Her work has also been supported by festivals including TIFF, Outfest, Frameline, Inside Out, BlackStar, NewFest, IFFI Goa, and Women of the World.

V.T’s work in the screen industries also extends outside her efforts as an independent storyteller. In 2021, she was invited to be a Commissioning Editor for Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival's 25th anniversary anthology "(re)Rites of Passage: Asian Canada in Motion". She's also served on juries for arts councils, community arts organizations, and film festivals, and as a mentor and facilitator for multiple programs and labs. In 2023, she was an invited Jury Member for the Best Canadian Feature Film Award, as well as the Amplify Voices Awards for Best BIPOC Feature Film and Best BIPOC First Feature Film, at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

V.T’s award-winning feature directorial debut, THIS PLACE, co-written with Devery Jacobs and Golshan Abdmoulaie, had its World Premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. It has since screened at numerous festivals across the world. In 2024, the film will be available digitally in Canada, the UK, the US, and the Caribbean.