The Joy House Film Festival

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Submissions for 2018
Opens Nov 27th 2017


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2017 WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO

Mark Harris for “Passage of Flick” – 2017 Joy House Film Festival Winner!

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Katharine Rogers for “Dancing with Gene Kelly” – 2017 W.I.T.S. Best Short Film made by a Woman.

Actress Clementine Bell to collect her prize.

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Ivan Farkas best Youth Short Film for “Homo Sapiens.”

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Laith Sami best Diversity short film for “White Cane.”

 

FINALISTS

  1. In Excile (Alexander Kurilov)
  2. Drawn Together (Victoria Howell)
  3. Our Wonderful Nature (Lars Truger)
  4. Remarkable (Kim Lodington)
  5. White Cane (Laith Sami)
  6. Passage of Flick (James Vinson)
  7. Homo Sapiens (Ivan Farkas)
  8. Dancing with Gene Kelly (Katharine Rogers)
  9. Moon is Essentially Gray (Hannah Roman)

 

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WINNERS

Congratulations to Sling Shot – David Hansen on

Winning this year’s Bunnings’ Best Short Film.

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W.I.T.S’ best film made by a woman goes to Jackie by Sally Dulson

& Hoyts People’s Choice was won by Jackie (Sally Dulson)

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Australasian Art & Stageworks’ Best Diversity Film goes to Flip on Long Edge

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Kitty Connection‘s Best Youth Film goes to Snake Attack by Ivan Farkas

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List of Finalists for 2016

  1. Notorious Corn (animation) – Mallory Grolleau
  2. Adija (animation) – Pamela Mathues
  3. Hirani – Vathana Suppiah
  4. Milk and Cookies – Matthew Macknamara
  5. Lunch – Matt Vance
  6. Jackie – Sally Dulson
  7. Buying Time – Indiana Bell
  8. Heart of the Lion – Tom Vogel
  9. Flip on Long Edge – Shing Hei Ho
  10. Love at first sight – Mark Playne
  11. Boris and Igor (stopmotion animation) – Linda Niksic
  12. Sling Shot- David Hansen
  13. Snake attack (stopmotion animation) – Ivan Farkas

 

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Congratulations to The Present (animation)

Winning this year’s Media Super’s Best Short Film.

Directors Jacob Frey .Writers Jacob Frey, Fabio Coala Producers Anna Matacz,
Jacob Frey) Germany

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BENDIGO BANK’S BEST YOUTH FILM goes to

Marriage Equality AUS (YOUTH entry- animation. Written / Directed / Produced and narrated by Josh Lorschy)

 

HOYTS PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD GOES TO

Silence is Golden. (Writer / Director / Producer: Katharine Rogers) Australia.

 

NORTH SHORE DRAMA’S BEST DIVERSITY – Game On (Written, Directed and Produced by Jennie Crystle) US

 

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR’S CROWD WHO CAME TO THE 4th JOY HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL

 

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THE BEST OF THE JOY HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL was on the 2nd February on Scarborough Beach as part of the City of Stirling’s Summerset Arts Festival.

The crowd was treated to an entertaining afternoon with a great selection of short films, ranging from: drama, documentary, drama-comedy, animation, stop animation & action films. They included Hannah Klassek’s Anon, Michelle Lia’s Indigenous film Grandma, George Dot Play’s Candy Crush Saga, Tonnette Stanford’s dog movie Wally, Pearl Tan’s documentary Minority Box, Josh Lorschy’s animation We Are World Change (Youth), Mansour Noor’s Origami, Valentina Buay‘s “Joy of Slowing Down (Youth).” 

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The crowd enjoyed the films, show bags and fun giveaway prizes which included Baker’s Delight vouchers and Hoyts vouchers. “The purpose of the Joy House Film Festival is not only to give a platform for emerging filmmakers to showcase their stories of joy and diversity but it’s also encouraging the general public to pay it forward to spread joy and kindness!”

 

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QUOTES ABOUT THE FESTIVAL FROM OTHER FILM MAKERS

“The Joy House Film Festival was a great experience putting together an animation to promote social change and joy. The event was really enjoyable, I loved watching other filmmakers work. I was stoked to win a prize, as all the other films were really engaging. I’ll definitely enter again this year.”
Josh Lorschy Age 15 (Youth Entrant Finalist)

“’The Joy House Film Festival is a fantastic event that engages the community to celebrate diversity and as a selected filmmaker it has been rewarding experience. The entrants are always so varied from one another and yet they all represent the joy of diversity in their own artistic representations. It is so important to communicate these thematics to the community and the younger generations in a fun and engaging way which the festival has done successfully in the last two years.’
Aileen Huynh (Filmmaker Finalist)

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Hannah Klassek Winner of National Storage Artarmon’s Best Film Award.

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Josh Lorschy on winning Bendigo Bank’s Youth Award.

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Joy Hopwood presenting Mansoor Noor with the

Aardvark Casting’s best Diversity award.

 

 

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Authors Walter Mason and Pam Newton at this year’s Joy House Film Festival

 

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Congratulations to Pearl Tan for winning best Multicultural Film for “Minority Box”

and Michelle Lia for winning Best Indigenous Film for “Grandma.”

 

Hoyts People’s Choice went to Maria Tran’s “Gaffa.”

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our judges- 2DayFm’s Geoff Field and Channel Nine’s Kitchen Ninja Andy Minh Trieu.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“All the Staff here at Bendigo Bank Willoughby North were proud to be part of a wonderful day at the Concourse in Chatswood for the 1st ever JoyHouse Film Festival, where we saw a vast array of high quality presentations from all entrants involved. We were proud to hand over the prize for Best Youth Film, and very keen to continue our fantastic relationship into next year’s event, which will be bigger and better in all forms ! A great event for all the family!”

Paul Boykos (Managing Director of Bendigo Bank Willoughby)

 

“A great selection of films. We’re happy that “Gaffa” won Hoyts People’s Choice Award.”

Jonathan Melbourne (Manager of Hoyts Mandarin Centre)

 

“A great selection of films in the Joy House Film Festival”

Bernard Lau

Willoughby Council

 

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