Rita Quelhas was born in 1994 in Lisbon (Portugal) and graduated in Directing by Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in 2015. She directed two short films in the academic milieu, Uivo (screenings: DocLisboa ’14, Panorama 2015) and A Minha Juventude (screenings: IndieLisboa 2016, FILMADRID 2017, FEST / awards: FILMADRID 2017 – Young Jury Prize for Best Film). Besides directing her own films, Rita works with other directors in the editing department, in a pursuit to maintain involvement in different paths and creative processes. Rita’s desire to explore different artistic forms and ways of expression has led her to work in theatre as well, as an assistant director and video assistant for the Portuguese theatre company/cultural association Arena Ensemble, while editing her own playful and modest short film Dia. Rita see her cinephile education and interest in cinema as a way to extend and maximize the filmic experience. Her aim is to devote herself not only to filmmaking, but also to the thinking and writing on cinema.