Doane Tulugaq Avery

Doane Tulugaq Avery is a filmmaker whose stories focus on feminine, queer, and Indigenous character-driven narratives that seek to blend cinematic realism with surreal and musical moments. She was the recipient of the LA Skins Fest Emerging Filmmaker Award, and the imagineNATIVE Jane Glassco Award for Emerging Talent. Her short films have also screened at Outfest, Oaxaca Film Fest, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Māoriland, the Hamilton Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, and the Cinematheque in Winnipeg. She was selected as a fellow for the Sundance Institute + IAIA Native Writers Workshop in July 2015, and received an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts in 2016. She is from the Pacific Northwest, is of Inupiaq decent, and
lives in Los Angeles.