Anca Damian


Anca Damian studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest where she majored in cinematography and later obtained a Doctor’s degree in Film. She has worked as the director of photography for two feature films and many other documentary films. Her first feature film as a director- “Crossing dates” (2008)- participated in numerous film festival competitions such as Pusan Film Festival, Chicago, Goteborg, Cottbus, Goa and Rome. Her second feature as a director, screenwriter and producer ‘Crulic – The Path to Beyond'(2011), was selected at Locarno, BFI London, Annecy, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Pusan, New Directors/New Films, totaling more that 150 festival selections. The movie also received the Cristal Award in Annecy, and more than 35 prizes at other notable film festivals. Her third feature as a director, screenwriter and producer “A Very Unsettled Summer”/O vara foarte instabila (2013), a Romanian-Czech-Swedish-UK coproduction, received three prizes from at the Romanian Filmmakers’ Union annual Awards and was screened in Warsaw IFF, Goteborg IFF, Febiofest (Prague), East End Film Festival (London). The international cast included Jamie Sives, Ana Ularu and Kim Bodnia. “The Magic Mountain” a docu-drama animation is her 4th feature film.