Marie Clements

Marie Clements

Marie Clements (Métis/Dene) is an award-winning writer, director and producer of film, television, radio, new media and live performance. Her work as a filmmaker includes the award-winning 2015 docudrama Number 14 and the 2013 short drama Pilgrims, which screened at TIFF and Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent program at the Cannes Market. Her short documentary The Language of Love was an official selection at Hot Docs in 2012. The film production of Clements’ screenplay Unnatural and Accidental premiered at the MoMA Film Festival in New York and also screened at TIFF.

Her theatre productions as writer/director include Tombs of the Vanishing Indian, The Unnatural and Accidental Women, and The Edward Curtis Project. Her plays Burning Vision and Copper Thunderbird were shortlisted for Governor General’s Literary AwardsClements is an alumnus of Women in the Director’s Chair, the President of MCM, and the Artistic Director of red diva projects.

Her latest documentary, The Road Forward, has screened at more than 200 venues in North America and received the Best Director Award at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, in addition to being nominated for the Writers Guild of Canada’s Documentary Screenwriting Award in 2018. Her short doc Looking at Edward Curtis premiered at DOXA and the Yorkton Film Festival, received four nominations for best documentary, and aired on the Knowledge Network in the summer of 2018.