João Queiroga is a Portuguese award-winning director and educator. Following an acting career in Portugal, Queiroga found his passion as an educator and documentary filmmaker.

As a director, his work screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, British Film Institute (BFI), DocLisboa and many others. His hybrid documentary film “Our Skin” was recently nominated for an Iris Award and won the Lili Award.

He has also worked for several non-profit organizations, such as Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, as well as Fortune 500 companies as an editor and cinematographer. Additional experience includes assignments with Chicago Filmmakers, the Beijing International Movie Festival, WGN-TV Chicago and Cannes International Film Festival. 

Queiroga studied in India at the Mahindra United World College of India and attended the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Peking University in China. He holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Northwestern University's School of Communication. He is a Calouste Gulbenkian scholar, a Hoffman scholar, a Davis UWC scholar, and a Fulbright recipient.

Most recently, Queiroga served as the Chair of the Post-Production Department at New York Film Academy. He is happy to rejoin the NU-Q community as an assistant professor-in-residence.