Hi! I’m Giulia Palaia relational designer, film director and photographer based in Bolzano, Italy.

Looking for the deepest why, I spent my childhood  walking on the ceiling with a mirror under my eyes.
After studying architecture without wanting to be an architect and art without wanting to be an artist, I found in relational design my own approach to design and in the storytelling and the photographic aesthetic my way to discover myself.
I enjoy telling my dreams as soon as I wake up and swimming in the deep end.

I studied between Venice, Paris and Milan and I came back to Bolzano, my city of birth, where I started working in the world of creative communication, dedicating myself to commercial and cultural projects, founding prisca bora ~ studio with my friend and colleague Lorenza Troian, also illustrator and copywriter.

Thanks to my partner Alessio Vasarin , film director and producer, I approached cinema as an author, giving voice to a personal investigation, through the exploration of female figures in dialogue or in conflict with their own double. I wrote and directed two short films, Agriope and Due Madri , and one video art project, Mada . I’ve been selected by IDM Film Funding to pursue a filmmaking mentorship I had with the script editor Isabella Weber.
Now I’m writing the short film Domani all’alba , my feature film Delcisa , with which I participated in the Veneto Writing Lab.
I developed my first
photographic editorial project, Ius Sepulchri, at Yogurt Lab, which was further expanded during the FortezzaDonna artistic residency at the Fortezza Fortress.

If you wish to work with me please contact me at giulia.palaia@fffish.com. In the meantime you can look at my photos on instagram and my videos on vimeo.

My nickname is fffish because I have big round astonished eyes , I’m a proud to be pieces and I love water, especially rivers .



© 2024 Giulia Palaia
made with love by prisca bora ~ studio

the backstage photos are shot by Asia De Lorenzi and Daniel von Johnston
almost all the other images are mine, except when the subject is me and I’m not in front of a mirror, then the author is probably Alessio Vasarin