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.

‘It has been such a rewarding an experience creating this bursary at FirstGlance Film Festival LA and seeing so many amazing short films. We are proud to be back for our second year with the Papaya Films Bursary and we look forward to seeing what films are submitted in 2019.’
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.

The 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 film.

Eligibility for the Papaya Films Bursary:
1. OFFICIAL SELECTION to the FirstGlance Film Festival LA in 2019
2. Directorial debut.
3. Short Film
3. US-based filmmaker.

Papaya Films Bursary Past Winners