Ana Elisa Sotelo van Oordt

Independent multi-media creative. 

Born in Peru, raised in Bolivia, Mexico, USA, Chile and Argentina. Filmmaker and communicator specialized in creating audiovisual content for web-based distribution. Passionate promoter of women's rights and equality.  Open-water swimmer and photographer.

B.A. in Psychology (The George Washington University)

M.A. in Film (American University)





Plan International Photography Award for the Because I am a Girl advocacy campaign

Guardian of Guano :

 Latin American Environmental Film Festival - Opening film, Documentary Category. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015)

Visions Film Festival- Winner, Environmental Film Category. Nominee:Cinematography, Sound Design and Editing.  Washington D.C. (2014)

 DC Independent Film Festival - Documentary Short Category. Washington, D.C. (2014)

International Waters Conference - presented by the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project (HCLME) The United Nations Development Program Global Environmental Facility's (UNDP-GEF) . Barbados, (2014)

DC Environmental Film Festival: scene selected for Student Film Category. Guest speaker for panel  "Contemporary environmental documentary filmmaking" panel. Washington D.C. 2013


Scholar Award from The Center for Environmental Filmmaking (2014 & 2012)

MacLeod Scholarship Award from The Organization of American States (2011)



Regatas Magazine Article

Article featured in Regatas Magazine. Lima, Peru. 2016.

Article mentioning Guardian of Guano in El Comercio Newspaper. Lima, Peru. 2016