Cecilia Albertini is an award-winning filmmaker and actress based in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Milano, Italy, she worked in television and film in her home country, where she played recurring roles in major cable TV shows such as “Benvenuti a Tavola” and “Il Tredicesimo Apostolo”, and played the lead role in two feature films.
She moved to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Columbia University, where she received a BA in Film Studies in 2013, and then went to Los Angeles to earn her Film Directing MFA degree at UCLA in 2018.
Her films have played at over twenty international festivals around the world, and her work has been broadcast on KCET Link, thewrap.com and Deadline.com. Her latest short film, Labor, was awarded best film at the Afrodite Shorts Film Festival in 2018 and has been screened in over fifteen festivals around the world, including the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival, DC Shorts International Film Festival, and the Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC.
Her short Allegra's Body Shop was awarded Best Comedy at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival in 2018. Her documentary Francis Ford Coppola's Live Cinema, was nominated for an American Society of Cinematographers student award in 2018, and her episode for the UCLA-produced tv show Sanity was nominated for a student Emmy award in 2017.
Cecilia also works as an editor, and she recently edited the award-winning film Afuera, directed by Steven Liang, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2016.
Best Director at the Moscow Shorts International Film Festival for “Labor” | 2018
Best Film at the Afrodite Shorts Film Festival for “Labor” | 2018
Delia Salvi Thesis Award | 2017
Motion Pictures Association of America Award | 2016
Sedicicorto Film Festival (“Labor”) | 2018