August's Virtual Coffee Chat featured filmmaker V.T. Nayani on her debut feature film,
V.T. Nayani (nine-knee) is a multidisciplinary storyteller for the screen. Her work intimately explores how we continuously come of age. V.T. has been championed by multiple platforms including the Canadian Film Centre, Telefilm Canada, Netflix, The Gotham, UN Women, CBC Films, BIPOC TV & Film, L'Oréal Paris, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council. Her screen-work has also been supported by festivals including TIFF, Hot Docs, Women of the World, Women Deliver, Frameline, Outfest, and Inside Out. V.T.'s debut, This Place, will be released digitally in Canada on August 15, and screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival on Friday August 11 at Vancity Theatre.
Moderated by writer, actor, and comedian Ambika Vas.
Wednesday August 9, 2023
For emerging and seasoned filmmakers, producers, directors, screenwriters, actors and everyone who wants to know more about the industry, GEMS Coffee Chats feature moderated conversations with special guests and are often a great way to hear and meet a variety of different people in the film community in Vancouver.
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