Joy Alphonsus was awarded the Prize for the Best Actress

20. November 2018

Joy Alphonsus, was awarded the Prize for the best Actress for her role in Sudabeh Mortezai’s
feature film JOY at the Sevilla International Film Festival. Congratulations!

Jury statement:
“Although not a professional actress, Joy Alphonsus carries the film through her captivating, open, honest, intelligent and authentic performance. She plays a human trafficked sex worker in Austria trying to escape from third-world poverty. She struggles through the indignity of circumstance with a focus on achieving a life of dignity and personal freedom – despite the odds.”