João Salaviza

João Salaviza
Born (1984-02-19) 19 February 1984
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Other names João Salaviza Silva
Occupation Film director, actor
Years active 1992–present

João Salaviza Manso Feldman da Silva (born 19 February 1984), commonly known as João Salaviza, is a Portuguese film director and actor.

Early years

João Salaviza was born on 19 February 1984, in Lisbon, Portugal. His father is José Edgar Feldman, a film director, and his mother is a producer.

He studied at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


His film Arena won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.[1] In 2012, his film Rafa won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Salaviza worked as assistant editor in Manoel de Oliveira's Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl.


Short films



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Arena". Retrieved 25 May 2009.
  2. "Prizes of the International Short Film Jury". Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin. Retrieved 19 February 2012.

External links

Preceded by
Park Chan-wook
Park Chan-kyong
Berlin International Film Festival
Golden Bear for Best Short Film

Succeeded by
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