Cecilia Albertini is an Italian award-winning filmmaker and actress based in Los Angeles.
Her films have played at over forty 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 thirty 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 with the Best Comedy Award at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival in 2018 and received a honorable mention from the London Worldwide Comedy Film Festival. 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 is also a an award-winning actress and has 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”.
She holds a BA in Film Studies from Columbia University and a Film Directing MFA from UCLA.
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