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film director + cinematographer + editor

In addition to this filmmaker reel, you can also browse all of Elena Rossini’s projects:


Elena Rossini is an Italian filmmaker, photographer, producer and editor. Rossini’s work focuses on issues of social justice, media representation, and the empowerment of women and minorities. Her most notable film is the critically acclaimed documentary The Illusionists, about the globalization of beauty ideals, which Rossini shot in eight countries, across four continents. The film has been featured in Vogue Italy, New York Magazine, NPR and NBC Baltimore, amongst others. Rossini has also been collaborating with the Irish toy company Arklu, maker of Lottie dolls, creating films about their empowering dolls and the girls who inspired them. A frequent speaker at international conferences, Rossini is also a laureate of the Young Leaders Program by the Council for the United States and Italy.

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About Elena Rossini

Read Elena Rossini's About page, which includes her biography and a description of her most notable projects.

The Illusionists

The Illusionists is Elena Rossini's most notable project – a documentary about the dark side of advertising and the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world.

100 Days of Women in Film

A blog series by Elena Rossini that celebrates the careers of unsung heroines from the world of film and television.

Filmmaker Blog

Read Elena Rossini's filmmaking blog.

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