João Dumans is a screenwriter and director based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He wrote the feature film WHERE I GROW OLD, directed by Marília Rocha that premiered internationally at the Rotterdam Film Festival, in the Tiger Competition Award, 2016. He co-wrote, co-edited and worked as an assistant director of the feature THE HIDDEN TIGER, directed by Affonso Uchoa, that premiered at the Hamburg Film Festival, 2015. He also worked as an executive producer and assistant director of THE RESIDENTS, directed by Tiago Mata Machado, that premiered at the 61st Berlinale and was shown, among other festivals, at the Viennale, New Horizons and Indielisboa in 2011. He also directed the medium-length documentary EVERYBODY HAS ITS OWN WAY (2014).