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Eliane Esther Bots


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 was 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).



-In Flow of Words, 2021, documentary short
-Cloud Forest, 2019, documentary short
-The Brick House, 2016, documentary short (Gouden Kalf Competition, NFF)
-We can't come from nothing, documentary short, 2014 (nominated Golden Key Award, DokFest Kassel)
-Conversations, 2014, documentary short
-The Keeper, 2014, documentary short
-The Dome & The Cone of Silence, 2012, documentary short
-The captain and the boy, 2012, fiction short


Personal website: www.twosmallthings.com

Project in production: The Channel