Eliane Esther Bots (1986, The Netherlands) is a Dutch filmmaker / visual artist who graduated University of the Arts (HKU, Utrecht, The Netherlands) in 2008. She participated in the post-graduate program ‘Document and contemporary art’ at École Européenne Supérieure de l’image (EESI) in France in 2012. In 2016 she graduated cum laude the Master of Film at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam.
Her films have been screened and exhibited at national and international 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). 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. Her film 'The Brick House' (2017) has been shortlisted for a 'Golden Kalf' at 'Nederlands Film Festival' (NL).
She has been a programmer for the Go Short Film festival, Nijmegen (NL) and works as a lecturer in ‘Moving image’ and 'Time Based Media' at the University of the Arts in Utrecht (NL).