The Papaya Films Bursary in association with FirstGlance Film Festival LA aims to provide debut filmmakers from the US with a unique opportunity in 2018.
For over 10 years Papaya Films has been a film production company that has always understood the important role that we play in supporting, championing and nurturing new talent.

In 2018 we have partnered with FirstGlance Film Festival LA to create the inaugural Papaya Film Bursary. This bursary is designed to give you, the brightest and best up-and-coming US based filmmakers a chance to be awarded a $1000 bursary for your debut short.

Eligibility for the Papaya Films Bursary:
1. OFFICIAL SELECTION to the FirstGlance Film Festival LA in 2018
2. Directorial debut.
3. US based filmmaker.

Submissions for the Papaya Films Bursary is FREE and will open between
January 22 -February 12, 2018.

Three shortlisted films will be announced on February 26 with the winner announced on March 11 at Laemmle NoHo 7, North Hollywood, CA during the Awards ceremony hosted by Raphael Sbarge.

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