Cinzia Angelini, director and creator of animated films, has worked for major studios in the animation industry for more than twenty-five years. While she started out as both a 2D and 3D animator, she later became a story artist for Warner Brothers, Sony Imageworks, Duncan Studio, Disney Animation Studios, Dreamworks and Illumination Entertainment. Her body of work includes Balto, Prince of Egypt, The Road to Eldorado, Spirit, Spider-man 2, Bolt, The Minions Movie, Despicable Me 3, The Grinch, Abominable and Super Pets. Cinzia is also the director of HITPIG, an upcoming Aniventure animated feature set for release in 2023, and produced at Cinesite.
Cinzia wrote and directed the award-winning “Mila,” a CG short film about a little girl whose life takes an unexpected turn in WWII. The film was produced thanks to the heroic efforts of an international team of 350 volunteers that she and her team assembled from over 35 countries. As one of 83 films under consideration for the 94th Academy Awards, “Mila” also garnered more than 74 film festival wins worldwide, including the Humanitarian Kinéo Award at the 78th Venice Film Festival. It is currently under consideration for the 2022 BAFTA “Content for Change” award.
The notoriety she gained from her development of the virtual studio and crew for Mila led to invitations to speak at TEDx Trento in 2017, and 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, give her a unique ability to develop, write and direct a wide spectrum of projects.