Papaya

Nominated for

Best Short Film

Directed by

Kelsey Boncato

3' • United States • 2022

English, Tagalog

“Papaya” is a fierce yet playful animated music video reflecting on skin whitening products promoted by the Philippine beauty industry; a riveting combustion of colorism and the control on women’s bodies. "Papaya" combines gritty textures of soapy washes and sunbaked ink together with abstract visual music and rotoscope figures –commanding viewers through an energetic fury.