Eileen HOFER (1976, Switzerland) studied Literature and the History of Cinema. She worked as a press officer for a film festival, as a journalist for a Swiss daily newspaper, and as chief editor of a Swiss magazine before taking part in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2004. After that she directed several prize-winning short films. He Was a Giant with Brown Eyes, her debut as a feature filmmaker, had its world premiere in Rotterdam in 2012.
5 to Five Kabul City (2003, short doc), Racine/Roots (2008, short), Le deuil de la cigogne joyeuse/The Mourning of the Merry Stork (2009, short), Soap Opera in Wonderland (2010, short), He Was a Giant with Brown Eyes (2012), My Honeymoon (2014, short), Horizontes/Horizons (2015), Nuestro mar/Our Sea (2015, short)