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 from the Master of Film at the Film Academy in Amsterdam (NL).
Her films have been screened and exhibited at festivals such as ‘IDFA’ Amsterdam (NL), ‘Locarno Film Festival’ (IT), ‘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), Glasgow Short Film Festival (UK), Kassel Dokfest (DE), POLIN Museum (PL).
Her latest film ‘In Flow of Words’ won several awards, among which the Pardi di Domani Best Director - BONALUMI Engineering award at the Locarno Film Festival. The film is also nominated for the European Film Awards.
Eliane Bots currently works as a lecturer ‘Moving image’ at the University of the Arts in Utrecht (NL) and has been lecturing and presenting her work at other universities and organisations such as the Master of Film at The Netherlands Film Academy and ArtEZ Zwolle. She has also been programming for the Go Short Film festival, Nijmegen (NL).
Some additional reading
>> A few minutes on Austrian radio FM4 (from 13:15)
>> Interview at Go Short 2022 about 'In Flow of Words'
>> A short interview for the 'Clermont Ferrand International Short Film festival'
>> An interview with 'Fade to her' about 'In Flow of Words'
>> An extensive review of 'In Flow of Words' by Kinoscope
>> A short interview with SEE NL about 'In Flow of Words'
>> A curatorial text about 'Cloud Forest' for Instituto Cervantes Utrecht
>> An interview about 'Cloud Forest' for 'We are moving stories'
>> Podcast 'Kunst is Lang' with Luuk Heezen
>> 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)