imagineNATIVE Announces iN19 Air Canada Audience Choice Award Winner!

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is happy to announce our Air Canada Audience Choice Award, with a $1,000 cash prize presented by Air Canada, has been awarded to Falls Around Her by Darlene Naponse.

Filled with drama and humour, Falls Around Her commemorates the first starring role in a feature length movie for the legendary Tantoo Cardinal whose remarkable performance is shared with a fantastic supporting cast including Tina Keeper, Gail Maurice and Johnny Issaluk. Falls Around Her was imagineNATIVE’s Opening Night Gala film onWednesday, October 17. 

Legendary singer, Mary Birchbark (Cardinal), abandons a life of fame and fortune to follow the instinctual pull that calls her home. Desiring to reconnect with land and her community, she returns to the beautiful woods of her territory to seek solitude in an isolated cabin. But as the slow change of seasons marks her thirst for transformation, she begins to have the unsettling feeling that she is being watched, and quickly she finds that doors to the past are not so easily shut.

A full list of the Award Winners can be found here.