Fenice is the title of the fashion film signed by director Giulia Achenza for Momonì, which premiered during Milan Fashion Week to unveil the brand’s new spring summer 2021 collection. An author’s short film that, as the name suggests, aims to celebrate the cyclical nature of life by telling the awakening of a woman, a symbol of a new delicate and precious femininity as well as a metaphor of life itself.
The Fenice fashion film represents the rebirth, the awakening after the darkness we experienced and now illuminated by the light of Venice, the symbol of our wonderful Italy. She is the Phoenix woman from Momonì who, awakening from her torpor, begins a journey of inner purification that brings her closer to the true values of life. The Momonì collection is a true tribute to nature, through its spirituality and its iconic print inspired by mandalas but also, thanks the very nature of all the wonders that surround us, declared Michela Klinz creative director and founder of Momonì.
Fenice bears the signature of Giulia Achenza, born in 1989, winner in 2014 of the Best Italian Fashion Film at the Milan Fashion Film Festival with the short Leakage. The cast also includes Alessandro Ubaldi, as director of photography, the photographer Guglielmo Profeti, the model Maria Vittoria Franzini and four young dancers from the Venice dance school of the choreographer Francesca Siega.


  • Cinemoi Nominated-Best Fashion Film
  • UK FASHION FILM FESTIVAL-Nomination: Cinematography/ Winner: Best costume design
  • Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival-Nominated: Best Costume Design, Cinematography
  • Nukhu-Semi – Finalist
  • Kino London presents “The People’s Film Festival”-Finalist
  • David di Donatello- in competition
  • Berlin Fashion Film Festival-Shortlisted: Best Art Direction
  • Canadian Fashion Film Festival- nominated: Best cinematography
  • Croatia Fashion Film Festival-Nominated: Director, Costume Design, Campaign
  • Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival-Winner: Best Commercial
  • Rio Web Fest-Winner: Int’l Web Advertisement Video
  • Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin-winner best soundtrack
  • Berlin Commercial-Top 10: CRAFT: USE OF SOUND & MUSIC
  • Wales International Film Festival-Finalist
  • Wallachia Int’l Film Festival-Winner: Best Fashion Film
  • Fashion Film Festival Kyiv-Honorable Mention
  • Directors Notes-Selected: http://bit.ly/2M5rJ4A
  • Short to the Point-Winner: Best Fashion Short
  • New York Cinematography AWARDS-Winner: Best Experimental Film
  • Oniros Film Awards-Monthly Winner: Best Fashion Short
  • Varese International Film Festival-Winner: Best Fashion Film
  • Creators Film Festival-Quarter-Finalist
  • Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival-selected
  • Milano fashion film festival-selected
  • Short Shot Fest-selected
  • Almaty Indie Film Fest-selected
  • Athens Fashion Film Festival-selected
  • Bolton Film Festival-selected
  • French Riviera Film Festival-selected
  • Fashion Films Festival RD – Virtual Edition-selected
  • Social World Film Festival-selected
  • Kinolikbez-selected
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival-selected
  • Femme Filmmakers Festival-selected
  • Fashion Film Festival Amsterdam-selected
  • Apulia Web Fest-selected
  • Festival Audiovisual Internacional Origen-selected
  • Istanbul Fashion Film Festival-selected
  • Buenos Aires Fashion Film Festival-selected
  • VAEFF-selected


Directed by Giulia Achenza

Cinematography Alessandro Ubaldi

Editing&vfx: Federica Intelisano

1 AC (nn so come si dice) Niccolò di Guida

2 AC Ronin Federico Vio

Elettrico Matteo Caoci

Color grading: Daniel Pallucca

Make up Martina Bellinato, Stefania Pellizzaro

Hair Stefania Pellizzaro, Valeria Iovino

Model Maria Vittoria Franzini

Coreography Francesca Siega


Greta Celegon

Linda Giubelli

Beatrice Vettor

Greta Giaccon

Coreography Francesca Siega

Styling  Elisabetta Manfren

Produced by Momonì

In collaboration with MANTERO SETA Spa


G.d.m tessuti SRL

Executive production

Giovanni Pellegrini at Ginko Films

Geraldine Biasotto

Location courtesy of Aman Venice


director’s notes