Editor and director

When cinema was 100 years old, Maria Joana Figueiredo began her studies in cinematographic language. She went to Munich film school where she made her first short film – “Ah, Não Ser Eu Toda a Gente e Toda a Parte” (2000) – winner of the old “Encontros de Cinema Documental-Amascultura”. He specialized in editing at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema – IPL Lisbon and went through the conversion from analog to digital cinema. to digital. She worked as a trainee with editor Andrée Davanture on the feature film “Água e Sal” (2001) by Teresa Villaverde, a film edited entirely on moviola.
He worked mainly in editing, most notably on the film “Autografia” directed by Miguel G. Mendes, winner of best documentary at Doc Lisboa in 2004.
He attended the screenwriting course run by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in association with the London Film School and completed a degree in directing at E.S.T.C.
In the performing arts, she was lead singer in the band “El Sur” and currently in the band “Sacatualma”.
Maria Joana lives and works in Lisbon as a freelance director, editor and videographer.