Anna Fendi Received the Women in Cinema Award during the 79th Venice Film Festival


Reporter: Berta Daniels | Anna Fendi at the Women in Cinema Awards | Image: Alamy


Anna Fendi received the Women in Cinema Award on September 6th 2022 in Venice during the 79th Venice Film Festival.

The Women in Cinema Award (WiCA) was founded by ​​Angela Prudenzi, Claudia Conte and Cristina Scognamillo. The award was given to emphasize the strong bond that unites cinema to the excellence of Fendi. The Fendi brand over time has collaborated with the greatest directors and costume designers to create memorable internationally successful films.

Anna Fendi has dedicated her life to fashion and always maintained "that fashion is the expression of the life we ​​live in and a magnifying glass of what happens. This same definition is perfectly suited to cinema, one of the most fascinating inventions of humanity".



Anna grew up in the golden years of Italian cinema and so it was natural transition to merge the two passions of fashion and cinema. Over the years, the masterpieces created with the participation of Fendi include those of Gruppo di famiglia in an interior, 1974 directed by Luchino Visconti with Silvana Mangano for Once Upon a time in America, 1983 directed by Sergio Leone from E la nave va, 1983 directed by Federico Fellini to The Godfather, 1990 directed by Francis Ford Coppola, from Evita, 1996 directed by Alan Parker with Madonna and I am love, 2009 directed by Luca Guadagnino.



Anna Fendi Receives Women in Cinema Award with Co-founder Claudia Conte (Left) and Venice Artistic Director Alberto Barbara (Right)

The fifth edition of WICA was held on September 6th at the Excelsior Hotel on the Lido of Venice and was dedicated to the Turkish producer and journalist Cigdem Mater, sentenced to 18 years in prison along with other activists for the 2013 Gezi Park anti-government protests. Together with Cigdem Mater, WiCA wanted to remember all the women who at this moment cannot make their voices heard because they are victims of authoritarian regimes or in dramatic conditions. An award also went to the Ukrainian actress Darya Tregubova to show solidarity and closeness to all Ukrainian women who have experienced the horror of war since February of this year.

For the WiCA event, prizes were awarded by an all-female Academy composed of cinema journalists Fulvia Caprara, Paola Casella, Alessandra De Luca, Titta Fiore, Alessandra Magliaro, Antonella Nesi, Chiara Nicoletti, Cristiana Paternò, Angela Prudenzi, Barbara Righini, Marina Sanna, Stefania Ulivi. WiCA was curated and produced by the cultural entrepreneur Claudia Conte, who is also testimonial of the Award. Alessandra Magliaro, Antonella Nesi, Chiara Nicoletti, Cristiana Paternò, Angela Prudenzi, Barbara Righini, Marina Sanna, Stefania Ulivi. WiCA is curated and produced by the cultural entrepreneur Claudia Conte, who is also testimonial of the Award. Also on the team are Alessandra Magliaro, Antonella Nesi, Chiara Nicoletti, Cristiana Paternò, Angela Prudenzi, Barbara Righini, Marina Sanna, Stefania Ulivi. For more information, visit their website https://womenincinemaaward.com/ or follow on Insagram at Women in Cinema Award.