Hello. I’m Elena, a film director, editor and speaker based in between Como, Italy and Paris, France.

I wear many hats: from producer, to screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, film editor, blogger and public speaker… My mission: to create films and multimedia projects that empower women and girls.

The best way to describe my work:

My main projects are the feature-length documentary The Illusionists* and the multimedia platform No Country for Young Women**. I’ve recently co-founded Gender Gap Grader with Elian Carsenat.

The Illusionists* is a feature-length documentary about consumer culture, globalization, and the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world.

No Country for Young Women** is a website whose aim is to celebrate the professional lives of women, providing positive role models for the younger generations. The site features over 120 interviews with women representing five continents, seven decades and more than two dozen professions.

Besides film and web projects, I’m also an avid photographer. You can see examples of my work here.

I have a soft spot for vintage cameras and collect point-and-shoot cameras from the 1960s and 70s.

My Skills







Film Editing


Film Production


Motion Graphics




I’m fluent in Italian, English and French.
Next up: learning Japanese.

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and also: Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore, the Huffington Post, Bust magazine, Rue89, DOX Magazine and many others.

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