Damian Nenow is a Polish director who graduated from the National Film School in Łódź with a degree in animation and special effects. Each of his three animated shorts represented an important step for his career. The Aim (2005), created while he was still in film school, was the first of his films to receive an award. The Great Escape (2006) was screened at major international film festivals. Paths of Hate (2010) was shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination, received a Special Distinction at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, was honoured at Comic-Con and received the Best of Show award at the SIGGRAPH. His City of Ruins, a stereoscopic digital reconstruction of Warsaw destroyed in the course of World War II, won him the prestigious Muse Award in 2011. Another Day of Life, his feature-length debut, premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2018.