Diogo Costa Amarante was born in Portugal where he graduated in Law. His first film “Jumate/Jumate” was selected in several international film festivals and was awarded best film in the Documentamadrid08 / Spain, Golden boll film festival / Turkey, and Reykjavik IFF. In 2009, Diogo participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and directed his second documentary film “In January, perhaps” which was also selected in many festivals and won Jury Prize at the Documentamadrid09 and a special mention of the Jury in the SalinaDocFest 09 / Italy. “The White Roses”, Diogo’s Pre-thesis film, had its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in the Official Shorts Competition and was awarded in the Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest . Currently Diogo finished as a Fulbright Scholar his Master of Fine Arts at the New York University / Tisch School of the Arts and was funded to develop his first feature script, “Migrar pelas Sombras”.