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Papaya Young Directors (PYD) Competition for Filmmakers 2019

Papaya Young Directors (PYD) Competition for Filmmakers 2019

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Papaya Young Directors (PYD) Competition for Filmmakers 2019 is a competition which aims at aspiring directors in the film industry. The competition is based around developing films for PYD’s partners and sponsors. Also, PYD helps filmmakers to produce ground-breaking films which will increase their visibility in the film and marketing industry. It also helps them create a portfolio, start networking, and work with the best.

PYD will help you create your portfolio based on briefs from big companies. You will also get the opportunity to work with some of the best creative directors in Poland. After becoming a finalist, you will get a budget of 2 300 EURO to develop you idea further. You will also be given a list of companies that will aid you with your project. Films from the finalists will be showcased during the final Gala as well as at various exhibitions, workshops and festivals.If your work receives an honourable mention you may also be entitled to a cash prize.

Participating in the Competition

First you need to register on the web page. After your account activation, you will receive ‘Creative Starter’ briefs from our sponsors. Please choose the one that appeals to you most and write a Director’s treatment for it. You can submit up to two. From here you will need to upload your treatment onto the Papaya Website, before the competition deadline. The organizers will then assess the submissions. Please keep checking the website for information on the status of your application.

You can write treatments by yourself or in two-person team (in this case both individuals must register for the competition. The submission must include both competition IDs). Keep in mind that should your film reach the development stage, ONLY you or your writing partner can direct the film.

The competition targets individuals between the ages of 20 – 35 (born between 1984 – 1999). PYD is open to filmmakers from Poland and abroad.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline24 February,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerPapaya Young Directors (PYD)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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