Joana Caiano (Lisbon, 2000) is a Portuguese director and writer working with fiction narrative and documentary. Joana studied Cinema and Video in Lisbon before moving to the UK where she concluded her Bachelor's degree (Film Production) at the Arts University of Bournemouth.
With an inexorable passion for comedy, she loves portraying intriguing characters while inserting them into unique sceneries.
[42, fiction, 2017]; [Mask, fiction, 2020]; [A Cabeça não é um sítio seguro, documentary, 2023], [Vertical, doc, 2025*].
Festival International de Cine de Quito; NAHEMI Extraordinary Times - Canon Competition; Sunderland Shorts Film Festival; Four River Film Festival; Zoom.13 Festival; Ufa Youth Short Film Festival; The BeBop Channel Dance and Theatre Film Festival; GaztefilmFest; NanoCon International Film Festival; Script Shop; Under the Radar.
Photo by Samantha Davis