João Rosas was born in Lisbon on November 2, 1981. He studied Communication and Cinema in Lisbon and Bologna. He attended the London Film School (MA Filmmaking) with an arts grant from Gulbenkian Foundation. He has published three books (short stories). He works regularly in editing and camera for shorts, features and documentaries. Between 2013 and 2016 he was grantholder in a research project on the representation of work in Portuguese cinema during the 20th century, Works: work on screen, which combines the approach of social sciences with film analysis of archive footage. His films screened in national and international film festivals, his last short film Maria do Mar won Best Short Film at Curtas Vila do Conde 2015 and at Olhar de Cinema 2016.
2015 – Maria do Mar, 35’
2012 – Entrecampos, 32’
2009 – Birth of a City, documentário, 50’
2005 – A Minha Mãe é Pianista, 4’