About

Estelle Artus is a French-American film director of Spanish descent. She wrote and directed her debut narrative feature According to Her in 2016 and is currently in development of her second film.

As a screenwriter, Estelle wrote several screenplays including Screenshots (2021), Turn the Tide (2018 – Final Draft competition finalist), According to Her (2016), as well as one episodic serial: The Doorwoman (2017). All of her stories are based in New York where she lives since 2007. 

Estelle graduated with a Ph.D. from Sorbonne University and taught visual arts, modern art history, and cinema studies. She was a tenured professor at Sorbonne University in Paris before moving to New York and working at the Museum of Modern Art. 

Awards & Grants: Golden Peacock nominee for Best Film (IFFI 2016), NBC Universal Emerging Director (2017), Best Producer and Best Musical Score Award for According to Her (BFF 2017),  Toronto International Film Festival Director Lab (finalist 2018), NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Grant (2021). 

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