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Overview (1)

Born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Aparte Film[ro]

Personal Quotes (3)

I'm digging and experimenting at every stage. One of my targets is not to repeat things, to try to be fresh. [2015]
[on La montagne magique (2015)] Life is a mix. Life is dark with light, tears with laughing - if life is complex why shouldn't my film be? [2015]
t wasn't a decision to do animation. It was a natural step. I was eighteen when I went to film school, but they said I was too young to have something to say as a filmmaker. So I became a d.p. I wanted to tell my own stories though, so I started making documentaries about art. When my son was small, I couldn't really engage in bigger projects. Being a mother really did affect me, in terms of my profession. Half of my brain was focused on him, but once he was 12 or 14, I felt free to think more about my projects. I started thinking about new ways of storytelling, and animation was natural for me because I was a d.p. and did visual arts. (...) I've been a d.p. for two Romanian feature films. I'm the only Romanian woman to have been a d.p. The industry is male constructed, as you know. With animation, I'm able to tell the stories I want to tell, and in a way, I'm opening the doors. It is a very good creative moment now in Romania that can't be explained logically. Movies are starting to diversify beyond Romanian New Wave style, which was inspired mostly by Godard and French New Wave. After Cristi Puiu's The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005) won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes in 2005 and Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2007, everyone starting making movies in that style. Now it's changing, and I think animation has started to grow in Romania because of my movies. I'm enjoying it. [2015]

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