The Joy House Film Festival is a yearly short film festival with the main theme of JOY and sub-theme of diversity. It's the only film festival in Australia which is supported by Actors Equity Australia's Diversity Committee and WITS (Women in Theatre & Screen - our social Media Sponsor).

It's screened in Sydney ( at Hoyts cinemas cnr Albert & Victor St, Chatswood) and is open to submissions all year round.

$$$ worth of prizes. Prizes include- cash, movie tickets, vouchers, hampers, show bags, DVD packs etc

Prizes for Best short film, Best diversity short film & Best Youth short film & W.I.T.S. (Women in Theatre & Screen) award for 2018.

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

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. Christmas Early Bird Special $15 & Early bird submission fee $20, regular $25 late fee $30 in Aug 2018.

Tip- we've found that our audiences love short films that are to the point! Films that are joyful and to the point often win Hoyts People's Choice Award.

Overall Rating
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    Mark Harris

    What a wonderful festival! I had the pleasure of having Passage of Flick screen and win Best Short Film (2017). I look forward to returning!

    September 2017
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    Ivan Farkas

    a wonderful film festival. thankyou for having me be part of it.

    January 2017
    Joyhouse ff logo by kevin smlest
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. We look fwd to see you again. Best wishes for 2017