Ico Costa was born in Lisbon in 1983. He studies at the Portuguese National Film School (ESTC), in Lisbon, and at the Universidad del Cine (FUC), in Buenos Aires. In 2011 he was admitted at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, in France, which he finished with Distinction.
He directed the short films Libhaketi (2012), Quatro Horas Descalço (2012), Corrente (2013), Antero (2014) and Nyo Vweta Nafta (2017). His work was shown at several film festivals, such as the Critics' Week of Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam, Rome, Cinéma du Réel, New Directors/New Films, Oberhausen, Jihlava, Vila do Conde or IndieLisboa, among others.