Film Director.
Diversity advocate.

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Elena Rossini film director photographer Paris Milano filmmaker



Rossini’s most notable film is the critically acclaimed documentary The Illusionists, about the globalization of beauty ideals and the dark side of advertising, which Rossini shot in eight countries, across four continents.

The film has been featured in Vogue Italy, New York Magazine, NPR, FOX and NBC Baltimore, amongst others, and has been lauded by universities and non-profits for its educational benefits.


Rossini has been on a mission to promote the visibility of women and minority filmmakers. As a verified artist on GIPHY, Rossini has been populating the internet with 7-second GIFs of female directors and cinematographers – now totaling over 200 – and making headlines on sites like Mashable and the Huffington Post.

Rossini was recently awarded a second GIPHY artist channel, with the aim of celebrating inspiring women and girls across all professional fields. As of April 2020, her images have been seen and used more than 500 MILLION times.

Rossini works as a freelance director, cinematographer and editor and is currently producing the follow-up to her critically acclaimed documentary The Illusionists.

She divides her time in between Milan and Paris.

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