BIOGRAPHY

MARIE CLEMENTS  
WRITER I DIRECTOR I PRODUCER

Marie has ignited her brand of artistry within a variety of mediums including film, TV, radio, and live performance. Her latest project, the feature drama Red Snow has won Most Popular Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Canadian Feature Film at the Edmonton International Film Festival; earned nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film, and won the Best Director of a Feature at the 2019 American Indian Film Festival (AIFF) in San Francisco and Best Achievement in Film from the L.A. Skins Festival in Los Angeles. Red Snow has recently been nominated for 10 Leo Awards and her feature music documentary, The Road Forward, produced by the NFB premiered at Hot Docs, opened the 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, closed the 2018 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, receiving five Leo Awards including Best Production, Best Director, and Best Screenwriter. The Road Forward has screened at over 300 venues in North America also receiving a Best Director Award at the AIFF, as well as, a Writer’s Guild Nomination for Best Documentary Screenplay in 2018,. A 2019 Telefilm Canada Birks Diamond Tribute to Women In Film recipient, Marie was also nominated for a DGC Best Director Award for her work on Red Snow. She received the WFF Women on Top Award and WIFTTV Spotlight Impact Award 2018. Her documentary Looking at Edward Curtis premiered at DOXA and The Yorkton Film Festival with four nominations for Best Documentary and premiered on Knowledge Network. Her multi-award-winning films have screened at Cannes, TIFF, MOMA, VIFF, Whistler Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival and ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. Her play The Unnatural and Accidental Women opened the first national Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa last fall, and her opera Missing toured nationally both to critical acclaim. Marie’s fifteen plays have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages for Canadian and international work garnering numerous awards and publications including the 2004 Canada- Japan Literary Award, and two prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award nominations. 

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AWARDS

2019 Achievement in Film - LA Skins Festival - Red Snow

2019  Most Popular Feature - Vancouver International Film Festival - Red Snow

2019  DGC Director Nomination - Red Snow

2019  Best Director - American Indian Film Festival - Red Snow

2019  Best Canadian Feature - Edmonton International Film Festival - Red Snow

2019- Leo Award Nomination – Best Screenplay – Red Snow

2019  Leo Award Nomination – 9 Production Nominations – Red Snow

2018. Leo Award – Best Director – The Road Forward

2018  WITVF - Impact Award – Best Director – The Road Forward

2018. WFF - Women on Top Award

2017 Best Director - Native American Indian Film Festival – The Road Forward

2017 Best Film - Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival Award- The Road Forward

2017 Best Documentary - American Indian Film Festival - The Road Forward. 

2017 Best BC Film Nomination. Vancouver Critic’s - The Road Forward.

2016 Audience Choice Award- Reel Reservations - Number 14

2015 Best Public Service Film - The American Indian Film Festival - Number 14

2013 Shaw Media Award-Pilgrims

2012 WIDC Feature Film Award- Red Snow

2012 Honorable Mention. Imaginative Film Festival - The Language of Love

2011 Carol Bolt Playwrighting Nomination.  Shortlisted.

2010 Best Music Video. Southeastern Indian Film Festival-  The Road Forward.

2010 Best Music Video. American Indian Film Festival -  The Road Forward.

2010 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards. Outstanding Original Script. The Edward Curtis Project

2008 Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Copper Thunderbird

2008 Nomination for Siminovitch Award- Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre

2007 Leo Award Nomination. Best Screenplay. Unnatural and Accidental

2006 Fleck Fellowship Award. Copper Thunderbird

2005 Nominated for The Webster Journalism Award - Hours of Water

2004-Awarded the Canada-Japan Literary Award. Burning Vision

2004 Shortlisted for the George Ryga Literary Award. Burning Vision

2004 Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Burning Vision

2002 Nomination for Siminovitch Award . Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre

2001 Nomination Jessie Richardson Awards. Outstanding Original Play. Burning Vision 

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