João Canijo

Born in 1957.
EDUCATION
1977/1980 BA in History, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
2002 Acting Professor, ACT – Actors School
2005 Film Directing Professor at the Fundação Calouste Gulbekien in collaboration with the London Film School


FILMOGRAPHY
Lusitanian Illusion
Documentary, HD, 65′, 2010

Festival Selections and Awards
2010 Caminhos do Cinema Português, Coimbra, Portugal – Best Editing Award
2010 Screening at the Örökmozgó Cinema, Budapest, Hungary (an IndieLisboa’10 extension)
2010 Visões do Sul – Portimão International Film Festival, Algarve, Portugal
2010 Dockanema 2010 – Documentary Film Festival, Maputo, Mozambique
2010 Provincetown International Film Festival, United States of America
2010 IndieLisboa’10 – International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal – National Competition and Opening Film

Exhibitions/Commercial Release
2010 October 10, Centro Cultural de Cascais – Cascais, Portugal
2010 October 3, Centro Cultural de Vila Nova de Fôz Coa – Vila Nova de Fôz Coa, Portugal
2010 September 29, Teatro Municipal Pax Julia – Beja, Portugal
2010 September 14, Teatro Municipal da Guarda – Guarda, Portugal
2010 September 9, Cineclube de Joane – Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
2010 September 9, Cineclube de Tomar – Tomar, Portugal
2010 August 22-25, Teatro Miguel Franco – Leiria, Portugal
2010 July 17, Fórum Cultural do Seixal – Seixal, Portugal
2010 July, Centro Cultural de Cartaxo – Cartaxo, Portugal
2010 July 10, Centro Cultural de Alcains – Castelo Branco, Portugal
2010 July 7, Cine-Teatro S. Pedro – Abrantes, Portugal
2010 July 6, Cineclube de Olhão – Olhão, Portugal
2010 June 23, Cineclube de Santarém – Santarém, Portugal
2010 June 21, Cineclube de Faro – Faro, Portugal
2010 June 18, Montemor-o-novo, Portugal
2010 June 11, Cineclube de Tavira – Tavira, Portugal
2010 June 10, Centro de Artes de Sines – Sines, Portugal
2010 June 6, Cineclube de Guimarães – Guimarães, Portugal
2010 April 29, Theater Release in Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal – Total spectators (aprox.): 5.000

/br>Misbegotten
Feature Film, 35mm, 117′, 2007

Festival Selections and Awards
2008 Seleccionado pela UGC e Cineuropa para celebrar o Dia da Europa
2007 64 Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematográfica di Venezia, Selezione
2007 Ufficiale — Orizzonti (competição), Itália
2007 31 Mostra Internacional de Cinema de S. Paulo, Brasil

No One Like Mum
Short Fiction Film, 35′, 2006

Festival Selections and Awards
2007 11º Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Laboratório, Portugal



In The Darkness Of The Night
Feature Film, 35mm, 105′, 2003

Festival Selections and Awards
2005 Caminhos do Cinema Português — Best Feature Film and Press Award
2005 Candidato ao Prémio Luís Buñuel – FIPCA (Federação Ibero-Americana de Produtores de cinema e Audiovisual),
2005 Caminhos do Cinema Português, Coimbra, Portugal
2005 8º Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
2004 Festival International du Film de Cannes, Séléction Officielle — Un Certain Regard, France
2004 Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal — Compétition des Continents:Europe, Canadá
2004 SeNef Film Festival — Digital Express (Competition), South Coreia
2004 Copenhagen International Film Festival, Denmark
2004 Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
2004 Haïfa International Film Festival, Israel
2004 Bergen International Film Festival, Noway
2004 International Film Festival of Kerala, Índia
2004 Mostra Internacional de Cinema de S. Paulo, Brazil
2004 Globo de Ouro for Best Movie
2004 Globo de Ouro for Best Actress: Beatriz Batarda


Get A Life
Feature Film, 35mm, 115′, 2000

Festival Selections and Awards
2002 SeNef Film Festival — Digital Express (Competition), South Coreia
2002 Caminhos do Cinema Português, Coimbra, Portugal
2002 Festival Human Rights, Londons, UK
2002 SeNef Grand Prix, SeNef Film Festival — Digital Express (Competition), South Coreia
2002 Caminhos do Cinema Português — Best Feature Film
2001 Festival International du Film de Cannes, Séléction Officielle — Un Certain Regard, França
2001 Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
2001 Festival International du Nouveau Cinema de Montréal, Canada
2001 Chicago Latino Film Festival, EUA
2001 APAD award (Associação Portuguesa de Argumentistas e Dramaturgos) best screen cinema writer
2001 Globo de Ouro for Best Actress: Rita Blanco


Black Shoes
Feature Film, 35mm, 95′, 1997

Festival Selections and Awards
1998 Globo de Ouro for Best Actress: Ana Bustorff
1998 Prémio Nova Gente for Best Actress: Ana Bustorff


Her Mother’s Daughter
Feature Film, 35mm, 105′, 1989

Festival Selections and Awards
1990, Cinema Jove Festival Internacional de Cine, Valência, Spain


Three Less Me
Feature Film, 35mm, 90′, 1985

Festival Selections and Awards
1988 Rotterdam International Film Festival, Holland
1988 Les Stars De Demain – Jeunes Espoirs du Cinéma Européen, Genéve, Swiss
1988 Festival International du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada
1988 Festival of Festivals, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
1988 Mostra Internacional de Cinema de S. Paulo, Brazil


THEATRE
2002 Sete Anosby Rosa Lobato de Faria – Adaptation and Staging
1996 Medeia, Vozes by Christa Wolf – Dramartugia and Staging
1995 Rosa, Minha Querida Rosa (Rose, Ma Chére Rose) by Josette Boulva/Marie Gatard – Adaptation and Staging
1991 Confissão Ao Luar (A Moon For The Misbegotten) by Eugene O’Neill – Adaptation and Staging
1989 Quem Pode, Pode (Speed The Plow) by David Mamet – Adaptation and Staging
1988 Crimes Do Coração (Crimes Of The Heart) by Beth Henley – Adaptation and Staging
1987 Jogos De Praia (Foursome) de E. A. Whithead – Adaptation and Staging


TELEVISION
1996 Sai Da Minha Vida, sitcom- 13 episodes with 30 min, SIC
1995 Cluedo, series of 26 episodes with 30 min, TVI
1991 Alentejo Sem Lei, mini-series of 3 episodes with 50 min, RTP