Giridhar Nayak is a documentary director and cinematographer from India. His work revolves around human-interest stories and conservation. His recent film - ‘dhīvaraḥ,’ is a short documentary that explores how climate change and industrial fishing practices are causing challenges that intersect with faith and work within fishing communities in Karnataka, India. Premiered at the 75th Festival de Cannes under American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase and was selected for the 2022 Cannes Court Métrage. The film has won two Suncoast Emmys under ‘Best Non-Fiction Long Form’ & ‘Best Editor,’ won the first-time filmmaker award at the 18th International Ocean Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Student BAFTA Award. Giridhar is also an American Society of Cinematographers Haskell Wexler Documentary Award Nominee.