The Joy House Film Festival

Opening Date: 
November 30, 2018
Earlybird Deadline: 
January 31, 2020
Regular Deadline: 
March 31, 2020
Late Deadline: 
May 01, 2020
Extended Deadline: 
June 01, 2020
Notification Date: 
July 03, 2020
Event Date: 
September 13, 2020
Awards & Prizes: 

$1000 worth of prizes. Prizes include- cash, movie tickets, vouchers, watch, show bags, DVD packs, electrical/tech items etc.

Prizes for Best short film, Best diversity short film & Best Youth short film and People's choice awards.

Supported by Actor's Equity Australia's Diversity Committee.

Rules & Terms: 

Light entertainment short films. Short films must be made within 5 years and they must have a scene of JOY (happiness) in the short film. Open to drama, comedy, animation, stop animation, music video, action etc.

If selected, the short film must be submitted for exhibition in Mp4 or mov (formatted 25 frames / p.s / or 24 frames /p.s only )

Christmas Early Bird Special $15 &

Early bird submission fee $20,

regular $25

Late fee $30 in July 2019.

Children $5 early bird. Late submissions for children $15

Tip- we've found that our audiences love short films that are joyful and direct & to the point as they often win Hoyts People's Choice Award. The shorter the better!

Our connection
Festival Organizers: 
Joy Hopwood
Amadeo Marquez-Perez
Festival Contact Information: 
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P.O. Box 534
St Leonards
Sydney, N.S.W. 2065

Submission Address: 
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