350 Artists, 35 Countries, 1 Goal!
WHAT IS MILA ABOUT?
"I started working on Mila because I believe animation can talk about serious matters."
Mila is a CG animated short about a little girl whose life takes an unexpected turn during WWII. It’s rare that animation takes on serious, complex matters such as War. Still, I believe animation is the perfect medium to tell this story set in my hometown, Trento (Italy). Mila is the story of a girl and two women during Trento’s bombing in 1943. I wanted to tell a war story not centered on armies, soldiers, generals, battle plans. I wanted to talk about civilians, and especially the children. The girl who inspired me to create this movie was a child during WWII. That girl is my mother.
- Cinzia Angelini, Director
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Cinzia Angelini Talks On Cultural Diversity Through AnimationThe Dreamworks/Disney animation veteran talks at the recent TEDxVail.Originally from Italy, Cinzia moved to Los Angeles in 1997 and has ever since worked as a 2D/3D animator and story artist for studios like Dreamworks, Disney Animation Studios, Warner Brothers, Sony Imageworks, Illumination, and CinesiteCinzia. Her work includes “Balto,”[…]
The WVoice A digital publication advocating women’s rights published byWomen’s Voices Now About Contributors Submission Guidelines Do you think you were influenced by the animated films you watched as a kid?Ever dreamed of being an invincible superhero, a fantastic magician, or a magical fairy? Perhaps you dreamed of flying to Neverland, and “saving the day”[…]
Cinzia recently had the honor of speaking at #TEDxVail. Her topic was “Bridging cultural diversity through the magic of animation.” As the talk came to a close, and she asked them to join our cause, the audience responded with a standing ovation. Throughout her career in the animation industry she has learned that strong themes,[…]
We are seeking a final layout artist to help finalize the production. We can offer a credit, use of your work before the film release (PW protected) and hopefully a great experience with really experienced supervisors supervisors. If you are interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Share and spread the word if you can! Thanks!!
Our Director, Cinzia Angelini, was recently a speaker at TEDxVail. Her talk “Bridging cultural diversity through the magic of animation” was inspired by her experience during the years on Mila. The TEDx talk will be available online any day and we invite everyone to check it out and share it with your community. Here are[…]
Director Cinzia Angelini and VFX Supervisor Valerio Oss will open the conference with a keynote presentation! We hope to see you there! “The Making of Mila: Creating a Quality Animated Film via the World Wide Web” presentation will share with the filmmaking community what a group of 350 artists from more than 35 countries learned[…]
Thanks to Donna di Repubblica Director, Valeria Palermi for her great editorial dedicated to Mila and the team!