The annual Joy House Film Festival is being held at the Hoyts Mandarin Centre in Chatswood on Sunday 8th September at 4.30pm. This is the sixth year for the Festival which celebrates joy and diversity.
“I decided to create the Festival after hearing a friend lament the lack of diversity and uplifting films in many existing festivals,” said Joy Hopwood, Festival Director and NSW Diversity Representative at the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA).
The Festival will showcase the top ten short films as selected by the judges. In addition to Best Film, the Festival features awards for Best Diversity Film, Best Youth Film, Hoyts People’s Choice Awards and Best Women’s Film.
“We are proud to be a part of a festival that promotes joy and diversity,” said Melissa- Kate McCabe from Hoyts.
A number of Joy House Film Festival alumni have gone on to achieve international success including Jacob Frey and Markus Kranzler whose critically acclaimed animated short “The Present” led to careers at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio.
There’s plenty of value for your ticket to the Festival. After the awards ceremony Joy Hopwood will then be showcasing her own feature length romantic comedy ‘The Script Of Life’.
DATE FOR THE DIARY :
Sunday September 8th @ 4.30pm Hoyts Mandarin Centre
Sydney Arts Guide has two double passes to give away to the Festival. Email editor,firstname.lastname@example.org with Joy House Film .Festival Promotion in the subject heading.
Featured image is from the short film in competition ‘Timeless’