João is an Angolan-Portuguese film director, screenwriter and producer whose films have been awarded or selected at Berlin, Venice and Cannes film festivals. He is known for always making a feature and a short film pair. He was selected for Cinefondation at Cannes (2015) and awarded the prestigious DAAD artist-in-residence programme twice (2013 and 2018).
At the Macondo Literary Festival, he will conduct a workshop and feature during an evening on African histories in film.
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Supported by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin-Program with funds from the Federal Foreign Office
The filmmaker João Viana has been a grant-holder of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.