Elizabeth Holloway

Meet the Filmmaker: Elizabeth Holloway, “Mayan Renaissance”

1097591_10100939317068468_510660987_nCIWF Filmmaker Interview with Elizabeth Holloway
Editor/Production Manager, Mayan Renaissance 
PeaceJam | peacejam.org

A: Why did you become a filmmaker?
EH: It has always been a dream of mine. As soon as I was 13 and first got my hands on a camcorder I’ve been hooked.

A: What are we going to see at CIWF? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
EH: Mayan Renaissance is a film about Rigoberta Menchu Tum, a Nobel Laureate and Mayan activist from Guatemala. It has screened in several festivals, and premiered at the United Nations in NYC in 2012.

A: How do you feel about being selected to participate in Colorado Independent Women of Film?
EH: Very excited for the chance the participate!

A: What are your hopes for the event?
EH: To meet other filmmakers and enjoy their work.

A: How important is it to focus on regional women filmmakers?
EH: Colorado has a relatively small amount of females in the industry that can be overlooked at times. It’s very nice to have an entity focusing on that.

A: Who would enjoy attending the festival? Is it just for the filmmaking community, or is there a reason why non-filmmakers should attend?
EH: Almost everyone enjoys watching films! Non-filmmakers should enjoy it as much as the filmmakers themselves.

A: Tell us one unique thing about you and/or your movies?
EH: Mayan Renaissance is the first of 13 films in the series “Nobel Legacy Film Series” which will each feature the story of one of the Nobel Laureates on the PeaceJam board.

A: What else are you working on?
EH: “Children of the Light” starring Desmond Tutu (June, 2014) and “Educating the Heart” starring His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama (2015)

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
EH: Peacejam.org

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about Colorado Independent Women of Film?
EH: Keep up the wonderful work!

Mayan Renaissance will screen Friday August 16th at 8:00pm at The Bug Theatre.