Papaya Young Directors

Papaya Young Directors 2017
February 1st 2018 - March 2nd 2018
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The competition for young filmmakers

Papaya Young Directors is a competition aimed at young aspiring directors. The project emerged from the need of finding young and creative artists with the desire to present them with means of entry into the advertising and film industry. The main objective of the contest is the cooperation between the film and commercial milieu.

The competition’s jury includes people of authority within the film environment and representatives of recognized, award winning marketing agencies.

The goal

We want to introduce new talent to the industry. To educate a new generation of filmmakers by providing workshops and lectures with the best. We create a co-working platform for idea swapping, brainstorming and growth. We want to create social awareness of the competition, exchange ideas, inspire.

For whom?

The competition is intended for:
Students, film and arts graduates, budding cinematographers and directors
Age criteria: 20-30 years old (determined by the year of birth)
Zuza Duchniewska Zuza Duchniewska Creative DirectorDDB Warsaw
Katarzyna Sośnierz Katarzyna Sośnierz Creative Director & Co-FounderLVOV
Marta Frączek Marta Frączek Associate Creative DirectorSaatchi&Saatchi IS
Michał Soroczyński Michał Soroczyński CEOSplendid & Wise
Kacper Sawicki Kacper Sawicki Executive ProducerPapaya Films
February 1
Contest topics announcement
March 2
Final call for directors' treatments
March 29
First jury deliberations
April 11
Second jury deliberations
April 12
Announcement of the best explications
April 16
Craft workshops
April 19
Shooting boards deadline
April 23
Third jury deliberations, finalists revealed
April 25
Craft workshops
April 23 - May 28
Film production
June 13
Final jury deliberations
Final Gala and winners announced
Main partners
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Past editions
Grand prix + prize for cinematography (Filip Załuska)
DIR: Jan Foryś i Filip Załuska   |   DOP: Filip Załuska
Grand Prix
DIR: Julia Rogowska   |   DOP: Michał Puczyński
Grand Prix
DIR: Iwona Bielecka   |   DOP: Mikołaj Syguda
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