Jen Walden is a filmmaker and artist living in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Her first short film Painted Girl was aired as part of CBC's Short Film Faceoff in June 2016. She has also directed the short film Preserved, which won Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the 2016 Dead North Film Festival. She was the Production Designer and Art Director for the award winning feature length film The Sun at Midnight, produced by Jill and Jackfish Productions. She is currently in pre-production on her first feature film, Dark Sky set to be released in the spring of 2018.

With a unique eye for aesthetic details on her sets, mixed with captivating storylines, Jen has set herself apart as filmmaker who creates visually stunning films with substance, character and heart. 

Jen Walden, photo by Tara Marchiori

In addition to her film work, Jen is also recognized as one of Northern Canada's most noted painters. She represented the Northwest Territories at Northern Scene at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa (2013/2015) and at Canada's Northern House at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. In 2014 her Land at the End of the Sticks  collection toured the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, The Northern Life Museum in Fort Smith and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.

She is currently represented by The North End Gallery in Whitehorse, Visual Effects in Yellowknife and at the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver.


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