Each Joy Award has, as is usual, been listed on Facebook as an event. Please share these events on your timeline when you have a second. Thanks!
Note, the Awards were delayed in 2015 due to the Nove Scotia Film Tax Credit situation which negatively affected some of our traditional partners.
Please note the following changes to the 2015 deadlines.
New Brunswick Joy Award: Sunday October 18th.
902 Post Joy Award
Newfoundland Joy Award,
Helen Hill Animated Joy Award
all Friday October 23rd.
All applications in 2015 are by email only. Video can be submitted by links to Vimeo, Youtube or a similar source.
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.
2014 isn’t over yet, there are still three Joy Awards to be announced at the Silver Wave Film Festival!
The New Brunswick Joy Award deadline is October 17th!
The Helen Hill Animated Joy Award deadline is October 17th!
The Technicolor Post Joy Award deadline is October 28th!
Get your application forms on the relevant Award pages (from menu at top of page, or click through links on this post). Remind your colleagues!
It’s a busy time of year for Atlantic filmmakers, so you’ve got a few extra days to get your Joy Award application submitted.
Deadline for the Joy Award, 902 Post Joy Award, and Newfoundland Joy Award is now September 12, 2014, 5pm.
Visit the Award pages for details and application forms as they become available. Get in touch with any questions.