Joy Awards are coming starting in October, no Awards in September at Atlantic Film Festival.
Due to the recent elimination of the Film Tax Credit, and the closure of the Film & Creative Industries NS offices, by the NS Liberal Government of Stephen McNeil, the film sector in NS has been in chaos. The Joy Awards have been caught in the collateral consequences of this crisis.
Many of our partners are businesses based both here and elsewhere, who see the Joy Awards as a means to support emerging talent in a successful film NS industry, to help build careers and retain skill and talent pools here in Atlantic Canada. Because of the damage done to the film industry in NS by the Liberal government, these stakeholders are moving away, or are in precarious financial circumstances, or simply don’t see any future in the film sector here for the next several years.
Because of the understandable stresses and changes our partners are undergoing, it is not possible to offer the Joy Awards in NS in their traditional form this year.
The Newfoundland Joy and New Brunswick Joy Awards will continue in a similar form to the past.
Efforts are underway to offer at least one Joy Award in NS this year, but details are unavailable at this time, please check the website from time to time. Deadlines for any Awards this year will be in mid-October, with winners announced around mid-November.
Because of the timing of recent events, it will not be possible to hold a Brunch this year, as there simply won’t be any announcements at that time.
You can follow the Joy Awards here on the website, on Facebook, and Twitter.
Another Facebook page thought that should be here as well. Thanks especially to Rose Zack for Brunch volunteers! And thanks to Wayne Carter, Jason Beaudry and crew for the Atlantic Film Festival’s important partnership!
The Facebook post was…
HUGE thanks to the Atlantic Film Festival and it’s crew! The hard working volunteers you meet at the Joy Awards Brunch are recruited by the AFF every year, and some of those volunteers have been helping out with the Brunch for many years now. Without the support of the AFF and festival volunteers the Brunch just wouldn’t be the same at all.
And it really wouldn’t.
Posted this to Facebook page, but perhaps should also go here…
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Joy Awards Brunch! I wanted to say something about the great feeling of community that is felt there every year, but it’s hard to put into words. This program was born in the film community and it’s very nature is derived from the people who are the community. It’s gratifying to see the support and faith that is extended to the winners and the commitment of the people who represent the award’s partner organizations. So thanks and all the best to all of you in Atlantic Canada who make this a great place not only to make films, but to be a filmmaker at any level.
Come on out and find out the winners of the first round of Joy Awards for 2014!
The 902 Post Joy Award, the Joy Award, and Newfoundland Joy Award winners will be announced.
Filmmakers, AFF delegates, film lovers and anyone who wants to support our Atlantic cultural scene should come and enjoy some chowder and refreshments.
Doors open at Noon
Thursday September 18th
2125 Brunswick Street, Halifax
Over by 2pm
Enjoy the company of friends and colleagues and meet new ones!
The Joy Awards Brunch is presented with our valued partner The Atlantic Film Festival!
Thanks to Propeller Breweries and J. Willy Krauch & Sons for their many years of support!
Special thanks to Cat and Tony from Silver Wave Film Festival!
And special thanks to the Atlantic Film Festival and AFF volunteers who make this happen every year!
Joy Awards Brunch
2125 Brunswick Street
September 19, Noon til 2pm
You are invited to enjoy the 28th Joy Awards Brunch this September 19th at Noon, that’s Thursday, the Atlantic Film Festival closing day.
Bring your friends, colleagues and any filmmakers, film fans or media arts supporters on down to 2125 Brunswick Street.
Enjoy a light lunch featuring Propeller Beers and soft drinks! The best of NS ciders from Tide View Cider! J Willy Krauch fine smoked salmon! And other light lunch choices.
The first round of Joy Award winners for 2013 will be announced at about 1PM.
Relax, meet and mix with filmmakers, delegates, colleagues, film fans, producers, and more in a relaxed congenial atmosphere.
The Joy Awards Brunch partners make all this possible! Special thanks to the Atlantic Film Festival, Propeller Breweries, Tide View Cider, and J Willy Krauch. Very special thanks to Jim MacSwain and the generous residents of the spectacular heritage home that is 2125 Brunswick Street.
Remember, more Joy Award winners will be announced at the upcoming Silver Wave Film Festival in November. Visit swfilmfest.com for more details.