Eliane Esther Bots (1986, NL) graduated University of the Arts Utrecht (NL) in 2008. She participated in the post-graduate program ‘Document and contemporary art’ at École Européenne Supérieure de l’image (FR) in 2012. In 2016 she graduated cum laude the Master of Film at the Film Academy in Amsterdam (NL).
Her films have been screened and exhibited at (inter)national festivals such as ‘Berlinale’, Berlin (DE), ‘Cinema du Reel’, Paris (FR), ‘New York Film Festival’ (USA), ‘International short film festival Oberhausen’ (DE), ‘Go Short’, Nijmegen (NL), ‘International short film festival Curta Cinema’, Rio de Janeiro (BR), Flatpack Film festival, Birmingham (UK), Kassel Dokfest (DE), POLIN Museum (PL). In 2013 she won the BNG Bank Workspace price, a competition for experimental film of Filmhuis The Hague (NL) for the production of the film-installation ‘The Visionary’ which has been exhibited throughout The Netherlands. In 2017 her film ‘The Brick House’ was shortlisted for a ‘Golden Calf’ at The Netherlands Film Festival.
She has been programming for the Go Short Film festival, Nijmegen (NL), curating for the Master of Film at the Film Academy in Amsterdam (NL) and works currently as a lecturer ‘Moving image’ at the University of the Arts in Utrecht (NL).
Some additional reading
>>Some words about 'Cloud Forest'
>> Short interview about The Brick House for Cinema du Reel Festival (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France)
>> Article in 'Samizdat' by Alexandra Nicolau about The Brick House
>> 'A Broken Continuity of Memory and Objects', article by Ewa Klekot about Conversations (p.52)