V. T. Nayani

DIrector, Producer, Writer, Doula, Yoga Teacher

V. T. Nayani is an ever-grateful director, producer, and writer for the screen, as well as a full-spectrum doula and hatha yoga teacher. She is an alumni of CBC’s Workshop for Diverse Creators, HotDocs’ Doc Accelerator, Reelworld’s Emerging 20 Program, and BlackStar’s William & Louise Greaves Filmmaker Seminar. During her career, she has been championed by platforms including Telefilm Canada, The Canadian Film Centre, The Gotham, CBC, UN Women, Netflix, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television. Her work has also been supported by TIFF Next Wave, Women of the World Festival, Women Deliver Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Inside Out Film & Video Festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival, and Regent Park Film Festival. Since 2018, Nayani has served on the board of Breakthroughs Film Festival, the only festival in Canada dedicated to short work by women and gender-diverse filmmakers.