How to become a pope?

Poland, 2017, 16 min.


Justyna Mytnik




Krakow Film Foundation


Miłosz Kasiura


Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź

A warm-hearted comedy about a ten-year-old boy who wants to become a Pope. The protagonist is an altar boy, who finds out about an audition for a part of John Paul II in a musical. The boy approaches this task as if it was a holy mission, but his parents do not treat him seriously. What is he going to learn?

2017 PÖFF Shorts Short Film and Animation Festival (Estonia)
2018 In the Palace ISFF (Bulgaria)
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Justyna Mytnik

Born in 1988. Graduated from the University of Edinburgh with MA in History of Art and English Literature. She was the Artistic Director of a new writing drama festival SHORT SWEET SHOCK. Currently she studies at the Polish National Film School in Łódź. Her short film NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, I LOVE YOU was selected for the international competition at Clermont-Ferrand FF 2016. APOCALYPSE premiered at Curtacinema Rio de Janeiro. She was awarded a scholarship for special achievements by the Polish Ministry of Higher Education.

Selected filmography

2017 How to become a Pope?

2015 No matter what happens, I love you