Hannah Jayanti


Film Projects

Public bio

I’m a documentary filmmaker. I direct, shoot and edit. In my current work I live in a place for months, filming by myself and hoping to give voice to the smaller stories that surround us but which we rarely celebrate. Recent support includes: New York State Council on the Arts, Tribeca New Media Fund, Jerome Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute & Points North Institute (Camden/TFI Retreat), True/False & Catapult Film (Rough Cut Retreat), Puffin Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. I'm a member of Women Make Movies, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Video Consortium. Recent arts residencies include: Jacob Burns Film Center, Fire Island National Seashore, Death Valley National Park, Truth or Consequences. When not making films, I teach free and low cost media classes to the Brooklyn and NYC community. I'm honored to be a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Video/Film. More at www.hannahjayanti.com.