Eliza Subotowicz studied writing and directing at Columbia University's MFA program in New York City. Her thesis short BEN was awarded by the Directors Guild of America. Her subsequent short MERCY traveled to around thirty festivals around the world (Palm Springs ShortFest, Melbourne IFF, Raindance FF and more) and received Best Short Award at Durban IFF. She is an alum of Berlinale Talents, MFI Script 2 Film, MIDPOINT Intensive, Cine Qua Non Lab, among others, and of script consulting training programs organized by Sources 2 and MIDPOINT Institute. She is currently working on her first feature film. Eliza has also worked as a film festival programmer, coordinator for industry events, script analyst and reader for companies, funds and labs including the Warsaw Film Festival (Poland), MIDPOINT Institute (Czech Republic) and Doha Film Institute (Qatar). She also teaches screenwriting at Łódź Film School in Poland. She is the co-founder and director of HerArts Film Lab.