• Family / 96 min / Australia / 2019

Based on the successful young adult novel My Life As An Alphabet by Australian author Barry Jonsberg, the film follows Candice Phee – a twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world. Set in a small coastal town, it’s about an unflinchingly honest girl’s determination to bring her family back from the brink.


H Is for Happiness at festivals

Sedmi kontinent (Djeca susreću umjetnost and Vrti svoj film), Croatia

Australian Film Festival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Gatzefilm Fest, Spain
AFF Youth - Adelaide Film Festival, Australia
Play - Lisbon's International Children and Youth Film Festival, Portugal
Jakarta Film Festival FSAI, Indonesia

KinoKino Zagreb - International Film Festival for Children, Croatia
International Vilnius Film Festival for Children and Youth, Lithuania
International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, Poland
Kids Kino - New Horizons, Poland
China International Children's Film Festival, China
Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
Filem'on International Film Festival, Belgium
Pacific Meridian International Film Festival, Russia
Ulaanbaatar Film Festival, Mongolia
Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan
Gothenburg Film Festival Prisma, Sweden
Haifa International Film Festival, Israel
KINOdiseea International Children Film Festival, Romania
Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Czech Rep.
Kyiv Molodist Film Festival, Ukraine
Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival, South Korea
Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, US
Tumbleweeds Film Festival, US
Children's Film Festival Seattle, US
Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (Opening Film Generation Kplus)

Perth Festival, Australia
CinefestOZ Film Festival, Australia
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (World Premiere, Gala)

Best Film of the Professional Jury - KinoKino Zagreb
Main Competition Fern Flower Award - Kids Kino New Horizons Film Festival
Main Prize of the Children’s Jury for Best Feature Film for Children + Jury Prize for the Best Children Performance in a Feature Film for Children (Wesley Patten) - Zlin International Film Festival
Main Film Prize - CinefestOZ Film Festival
Special Mention - Berlin Film Festival
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Richard Roxburgh (as Dad), Daisy Axon (as Candice), & Emma Booth as (Mum), H is for Happiness - Photograph by David Dare Parker