Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Canada)
Red Marrow Media

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril is an award-winning Inuit filmmaker from the Canadian arctic

Alethea is an Inuit filmmaker from the Canadian arctic where first began working in the industry in 2003, and opened her production company Unikkaat in 2005. In 2019, Alethea joined forces with fellow Inuk filmmaker Stacey Aglok MacDonald to launch their current Iqaluit-based company, Red Marrow Media.

Alethea is probably best known for directing Angry Inuk, which premiered at Hot Docs 2016, taking home the Audience Choice Award at both Hot Docs and TIFF Canada’s Top Ten, the Social Justice Award at Santa Barbara, and several other international awards. In 2016, Alethea was presented with the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General of Canada, having been nominated for contributions to the arts and the craft of documentary filmmaking. Also in 2016, Alethea was bestowed the DOC Vanguard Award by the DOC Institute, for “a keen artistic sensibility and forward-thinking approach to the craft”. Alethea was a producer on the award-winning feature film The Grizzlies, which premiered at TIFF in 2018, Slash/Back which premiered at SXSW in 2022, and most recently Twice Colonized, which premiered at Sundance 2023, and went on to open both Hot Docs and CPHDox. She is currently co-creator and EP on a comedy-drama series in pre-production for CBC/Netflix/APTN.