Baswewe Films | Writer, Director, Producer

Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek – Northern Ontario. She is a writer, film director, and video artist. Her film work has been viewed nationally and internationally. She owns Baswewe Films Inc., located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. Darlene has created four feature films and various short films. Some films have played at the Sundance Film Festival, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), imagineNATIVE Film Festival and has been televised. Darlene has a Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). Darlene was a 2017 Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize Finalist for “She Is Water” published in The Malahat Review. Her feature film “Falls Around Her” world premiered at TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival 2018 and screened the Opening Night at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival 2018 (Air Canada Audience Choice Award 2018 Winner). Darlene’s work is placed within community and the Natural World. She is currently in post-production for fourth feature film “Stellar”. As a storyteller, Darlene is in search of imaginative images giving truth through word, film, and art.

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