Eliza Subotowicz (Poland)

Eliza Subotowicz is a writer and director from Poland. She graduated from Warsaw University with an M.A. in English in 2004 and from Columbia University in New York City with an M.F.A. in Film Directing in 2010. Eliza received in 2009 the Directors Guild of America award for best woman student filmmaker for Ben, her thesis short. In 2010, she received a grant from the Polish Filmmakers Association (Studio Munka) to shoot a short film, Mercy (2012), which won the award for best short film at Durban International Film Festival in 2013 and featured at more than 30 film festivals around the world, including Palm Springs ShortFest, Melbourne and Raindance. She participated in several film labs, such as Berlinale Talents, MFI Script 2 Film, MIDPOINT Intensive, Studio New Horizons and Hezayah Screenwriting Lab. She is currently in development of her first feature film, Maja and the Ghosts. Eliza has also ten years of experience working for film festivals and film funds as a film programmer, evaluator and industry expert, and is currently launching her career as a script consultant.

Maja and the Ghosts — A Polish woman lives her American dream in New York City until one day news of her estranged father’s nearing death reopens old wounds. Haunted by her father’s ghost and her inner demons, she sets out on a difficult journey to resolve her past.