Claudia Varejão was born in Porto and studied at the Creativity and Artistic Creation Program of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin and the São Paulo International Film Academy.
She also studied Photography at AR.CO in Lisbon. Claúdia is the author of the trilogy of short films Weekend, A Cold Day and Morning Light. Ama-san, a portrait of japanese divers, was her first feature film which received dozens of awards around the world, followed by In The Darkness of the Theater I Take Off My Shoes, a film that shows the intimacy of a group of dancers from a dance company. Amor Fati is her latest film due for release in 2020 and Wolf and Dog, in development, will bring us back her vision of fiction. Cláudia's films have been selected and awarded by the most prestigious film festivals, including Locarno, Rotterdam, Visions du Reel, Cinema du Reel, Karlovy Vary, Art of the Real - Lincoln Center, among many others. Alongside her work as a director, Cláudia develops a career as a photographer and is a guest professor at AR.CO and Catholic University of Porto. Her work, whether in photography or film, documentary or fiction, lives in close proximity to those portrayed.