Eliza Subotowicz is a Polish writer and director. She earned her MA degree in English from University of Warsaw and MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University in New York City. Her thesis short “Ben” was awarded by Directors Guild of America in 2009. Her subsequent short “Mercy” won Best Short Award at Durban International Film Festival in 2013 and featured at more than thirty festivals around the world (Palm Springs ShortFest, Melbourne IFF, Raindance IFF and Cottbus IFF, among others). She participated in several film labs, such as Berlinale Talents, MFI Script 2 Film, MIDPOINT Intensive and Studio New Horizons. She is currently in development of her first feature. Eliza has also more than ten years of experience working as a film festival programmer, industry expert and reader of projects for international film funds and is now launching her career as a script consultant.