Het Leven van Esteban

DIRECTED BY Ines éshun

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – Student Visionary Award!

Student Visionary Award – The Life of Esteban directed by Inès Eshun (Belgium).

The award was given by Sapphire and Susan Lacy on behalf of the jury.

Jury Comment: “With a rare lyric intensity this film opens a window to a young boy’s difficult navigation from early childhood to young adulthood in a single parent family. We watch the sublime intensity of Esteban’s journey through a world that has given him little, and yet paradoxically allows him to achieve much. The Student Visionary Award goes to The Life of Esteban”

– Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Winner Student Visionary Award

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2018:Official Selection

– In The Palace International Short Film Festival 2018:
Official Selection

– Zlin International Film Festival for Children & Youth 2018: Official Selection

– J.E.F Festival 2018: Winner Best Short (Hospital project)

– Leuven International Short Film Festival 2017: Official selection

Esteban, a future Olympic swimmer, has grown up with a single mother and doesn’t know who his father is. As he searches for his identity in this poetic short film, he determines swimming is a metaphor for life itself.



Steadicam: Jo Vermaercke

Cinediving: Wim Michiels

shot on Alexa Mini & Zeiss Super Speeds Mkiii