João Monteiro

Born in Porto, Portugal in 1996, João Monteiro studied audiovisual arts in highschool. In 2014 he moved to London in order to attend the Foundation Film course at the London College of Communication. The following year he returned to Portugal to enroll at Escola Superior Artística do Porto, where he worked as the director of two award-winning short-films, “No Fim do Mar” (2017), nominated for “Best School Film” at Sophia Awards 2019, and “José” (2019), winner of the Best Film Award at MIFEC (Mostra Internacional de Filmes de Escolas de Cinema). He has also participated in several film festivals in Portugal as well as abroad, including FANTASPORTO (Portugal), Salón Internacional de la Luz (Bogotá, Colombia), IBAFF – Festival Internacional de Murcia (Spain) and Figueira Film Art in Figueira da Foz (Portugal).