Andrew Okpeaha Maclean

Assistant Arts Professor; Academic Director

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Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Writer/Director) is an Iñupiaq filmmaker born and raised in Alaska. His feature film debut On the Ice premiered at Sundance 2011 and won Best First Feature and the Crystal Bear for Generations 14plus at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival; The FIPRESCI Prize for Best New American Film at the Seattle International Film Festival; and Best Feature and Best Cinematography at the 2011 Woodstock Film Festival. He was also named Best Director for his work in On the Ice for the 2011 American Indian Film Festival.

His short film Sikumi premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking. Other films include Natchiliagniaqtuguk Aapagalu (Seal Hunting With Dad), which had its premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Kinnaq Nigaqtuqtuaq (The Snaring Madman), which won Best Short film at the 2006 American Indian Film Festival, Such A Perfect Day, and When The Season Is Good: Artists Of Arctic Alaska, a feature documentary. In 2008, he was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine.


Directing Directing the Actor
Directing IV/Master Class
Writing & Directing ll: Spring Narrative
Independent Study




BA - University of Washington MFA - NYU