Festival Year: 2018, 2021

Anjali Nayar

Roles: Director

Anjali Nayar is an award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur. In 2019 she was named one of the top 40 filmmakers under 40 by DOCNYC and POC a director on the rise by Free The Work. Anjali’s documentary Silas about land and corruption in West Africa, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017, and has gone on to win awards around the world and is available on Amazon Prime. Anjali’s feature debut, Gun Runners (Hot Docs 2016) was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, a Director’s Guild of Canada Award and is now on Netflix. Anjali has a Masters from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Masters in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford. Anjali sits on several advisory committees, including the Environment and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. She has sat on selection committees and juries for film festivals and film and technology funds around the world. Anjali also lectures in film, technology and journalism, with an emphasis on representation, democratizing narratives and whose stories we have the right to tell.



Festival Year: 2018, 2021


Oil and Water

(US, 2020, 14min)
Director: Anjali Nayar

Silas (William W. Warner Award Winner)

(CA, 2017, 80min)