Joy House Film Festival

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 that 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.

Event: Sunday 9th Sept
Time: 4.30pm - 6pm

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 & W.I.T.S. (Women in Theatre & Screen) award.

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

Children $5 regular. Late submissions for children $10

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.


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair