João Rosas was born in Lisbon on November 2, 1981. He studied Communication and Cinema in Lisbon, Bologna and at the London Film School with a grant from the Gulbenkian Foundation. He was a fellow researcher in the "Works" research project, about the representation of work in Portuguese cinema.
He is the author of three collections of short stories and various short films, such as “My mother is a pianist” (2005), "Birth of a City'' (2009), “Entrecampos" (2012) and "Maria do Mar'' (2015), premiered in Locarno and prizewinner in Portugal, Spain and Brazil. His latest film, “Catavento” (2020), won the prize for Best Short Film at BAFICI 2021 and a Special Mention from the Jury at the Festival du Cinéma de Brive. He is currently preparing his first feature film.