Born in Romania, Anca Damian studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest, where she majored in cinematography and later obtained a PhD degree in arts, cinema and media. She worked as a director, screenwriter and producer for several documentaries on art-related topics. She was director of photography for two feature films and several shorts. Her second feature film, the animated documentary, Crulic: The Path to Beyond (2011), has been screened in more than 150 international festivals and received more than 35 international prizes. Her films have been distributed worldwide, and she has been awarded numerous international prizes, including the Cristal for Best Feature Film Award at Annecy, the Best Director Award at Warsaw, Mirada International Award at Madrid, and the Audentia Award by Eurimages.