Cinzia Angelini is a writer, story artist and director who has worked in the animation industry for more than twenty-five years.

She has written and is currently directing Mila,” a high-quality CG short film about a little girl whose life takes an unexpected turn in WWII. The film is produced by the largest independent, world-wide, virtual studio collaboration ever created. UNICEF Italy is just one of the many sponsors who have joined the Mila team in their groundbreaking endeavor. The team consists of 350 animation professionals, who volunteer their time and considerable talent from 35 countries to make the film. “Mila” is set to be released in 2019.

After working in London and Munich for Amblimation and then Warner Bros, Cinzia moved to Los Angeles to start the American chapter of her career. While her first Hollywood studio was Dreamworks, she eventually followed a path that would lead to a series of collaborations as animator and story artist, with all of the major studios, such as Sony Imageworks, Walt Disney Animation, Warner Bros, and Illumination Entertainment. Cinzia is currently Head of Story at Cinesite Studios, and is working on an upcoming animated feature film, inspired by the legendary filmmaker Harold Lloyd.

Her work includes “Balto,” “Prince of Egypt,” “Eldorado,” “Spirit,” “Sinbad,” “Spider-man 2″, “Open Season,” “Meet the Robinsons,” “Bolt,” “The Minions Movie”, “Despicable Me 3” and the upcoming “Everest” and “The Grinch.”

The notoriety she gained from her development of the virtual crew and studio for Mila led to her invitation to speak at TEDx Trento in 2017, and then TEDx Vail in 2018. There she introduced her idea of bridging cultural diversity through the magic of animation.

Cinzia has an unbridled passion for all types of animation. Her years directing at the helm of the large international crew for “Mila,” combined with the experience she gained as animator and story artist on some of the biggest animated features of our time, gives her a unique ability to develop a wide spectrum of projects.