Elias Grootaers (Belgium, 1981) is a documentary filmmaker and a lecturer in documentary film. His filmography includes Cinema Central (2005), Lignes. En quête d’une mémoire (2006), Not Waving, But Drowning (2009), the video installation The season has changed but we are still standing in the same place (2009) and Inside the Distance (2017). He coedited Muito além (Mario Gomes, 2010), Kosmos (Ruben Desiere, 2015) and Un pays plus beau qu’avant (Hannes Verhoustraete, 2018), and edited La fleurière (Ruben Desiere, 2017). He teaches at KASK / School of Arts Ghent, LUCA School of Arts and P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios). In 2013 he founded the production and distribution platform Zéro de conduite together with documentary filmmakers Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes. The same year they also founded Sabzian (www.sabzian.be), a collection of online reflections on cinema and an agenda listing cinephile events in Belgium and surroundings.