Giovanni Fantoni Modena


Giovanni Fantoni Modena was born in Milan in 1984.

He holds a Graduate Degree in Philosophy of History and a Master of Fine Arts in Film directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

He collaborates with many Advertising Agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Grey and Publicis. He has a long shooting experience in China, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Italy, directing projects for clients such as Lexus, Coca Cola, Samsung, Air France, Audi and Heineken, which have gathered 13 Cannes Lions Awards so far. All his works lie at the boundary between classic filmmaking and strong visual experimentation.


HEINEKEN  “The Dilemma” (Publicis Milan, 2016)
Two Golden Lions in Media and PR, two Silver in Promo Activation and PR, one Bronze in Outdoor at Cannes Lions 2016
Gold for Non Traditional Live Events, Silver in Branded Entertainment, Bronze in Non – Traditional Beverages at London International Awards (LIA) 2016
Grand Clio at New York Clio Awards 2016
Three Gold Branded Content, Outdoor, Promo & Activation, Silver in Other Screens,
Bronze in PR at the Italian Art Directors Awards 2016

AUDI “The Fastest Interview” (Verba DDB Milan, 2016)
Silver and Bronze in Digital and Social Media at the Italian Art Directors Awards 2016

THE LIFE SAVING DOT (Grey Group Singapore, 2015)
Winner of 5 Cannes Lions 2015 (2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze)
Creativity Festival ’15 and two Gran Prix at Spikes Asia 2015