TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Joanna Szymańska

Joanna Szymańska




ScriptLab - story editing Participant 2019


Polish producer experienced both in liction and documentaries. Co-owner of Shipsboy, graduate of Film Studies and Law, Berlinale Talent Campus Alumni and Eave Producers Workshop graduate. As an independent consultant she works closely with HBO Europe and is a voting member of the European Film Academy.
Her most recent feature-length project, "Adventures Of A Mathematician", received Alfred Sloan Award at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

company profile

SHIPsBOY is a Warsaw-based production company, working both in fiction and documentaries. Founded in 2013 the company’s main focus is on discovering and nurturing new talents – on local as well as on international level. People behind SHIPsBOY are a creative trio of two producers and a writer-director, where each of the partners brings different qualities to the mix, creating experienced, energetic and audience-oriented production team. With knowledge gained from projects that we have worked on individually (including titles screened and awarded at Cottbus, San Sebastian, Locarno, Tribeca and Berlinale) we develop our slate of edgy, innovative and audience-appealing features and creative documentaries. Having established good relationships with key Polish industry players such as HBO Poland and TVP (Polish national broadcaster) we are now focusing on European market and are actively looking for international coproduction possibilities.