Elisa Eliash / Director & Scriptwriter

Elisa Eliash (1984) Chilean Director, Scriptwriter and Scholar. Her first feature film and thesis project, “MAMI TE AMO” (Mom, I love you), premiered at the Reencontres du Cinema festival in Toulouse and was screened in more than 25 festivals around the world; recipient of the Best Film award at Cine B Santiago and mentions at the Valdivia and Quito film festivals. Her second feature film, “AQUÍ ESTOY AQUÍ NO” (Here I am, here I´m not), premiered at the BAFICI International Competition and was later awarded Best Film, Best Script and the People’s Choice Award at FICIANT 2013, among others.

She has been teaching scriptwriting and direction for 10 years at the Chile Film School, the University of Chile, the Catholic University, UNIACC, and UDD. She has also co-written the feature films “EL BOSQUE DE KARADIMA” (M. Lira), which rose as the most seen Chilean film in theaters in 2015. “SIN NORTE” (F. Lavanderos), winner of the Best Film Award at the Gramado Film Festival, Brazil, and Special Jury Award at the Valdivia International Film Festival.

Elisa wrote the feature films “FLORES ROJAS” (H. Salgado) and “GENTE MALA”, with Director Che Sandoval, as well as the short film “PLOMO” directed by Daniel Dávila.

She has collaborated in various stage productions and with NZ Canal created video clips for the hearing-impaired, a project that won the Avonni Prize for Innovation in Culture 2015.

Elisa is currently working on her third feature film “FEVER” (Special Award, FICV 2015 script contest, CORFO 2015 Project development fund, 2018 Fiction Feature Production Fund CNCA, and the Peruvian Development Fund DAFO), currently in post-production stage.