Ela Duca earned her BA in Audiovisual Communication and her MA in Animation Film from the National University of Drama and Film „Ion Luca Caragiale” in Bucharest, Romania. During her studies, she worked for several Romanian Film Festivals and wrote about animation in FILM MENU, a cinema magazine initiated and written by UNATC students and supported by the University.
She moved to Germany in 2013, when she also started being a part of the Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded
Media. She is currently furthering her studies at the Animationsinstitut of the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg as an Animation/Effects Producer.