João Ferreira (1973) lives in Lisbon. Design Graduate from the Fine-Arts Faculty, and Master in Theatre Studies from the Lisbon University. Artistic Director of Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival since 2004. Jury at the Berlinale and Cannes, and Queer Festivals in Bilbao, Turin, Prague, Vienna, São Paulo, and Palermo. He co-edited the books “Queer Film and Culture” (2014), and “O vírus-cinema: cinema queer e VIH/sida” (2018).