Avalonia Festival III

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Avalonia Festival III Live Event will take place December 7, 2018  from 6pm – 11pm at the historic Courthouse Center for the Arts,  on 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI, USA 028922. Admission is free of charge; donations will be accepted at the door.  Full event info is here : Avalonia Festival III

We have several award winners already announced with much more to come. Let’s start with our epic Best Sci-Fi One Minute Movie by Chris May. This is Transference. 

Best Performance Art 180 Award (for films three minutes and under in run time) goes to Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully and her After The Reign: Confusion starring Sharon Carelock.  “After the Reign: Confusion is a wonderful display of intensity and emotion”, remarks Avalonia Festival Director Mike Messier.

Got time for a fright? Stefano Demarie‘s “A believer” is our chilling Horror 180 Award Winner. 

This year, we had an unbelievable amount of extraordinary Animation presented to us. We are very honored and inspired by the submitting animated filmmakers, so much so, that we are going to have a special announcement soon… in the meantime, we want to send a special thanks to our submitting Animators , both those that were awarded and those that were not…. ALL of your films were outstanding works of true art! Please stay in touch with us!

We had so many great submissions in animation, we created a special award for Student Animation 180 (3 minutes or less in runtime). The award  goes to 空華 (illusion) by Sasha Lee, a Seoul based animator and illustrator, studying in Rhode Island School of Design since 2015.

Xinning Liu and her film The mind of an artist (aka Escape from the ghost) is our Best 1 Minute Animation Award, which expresses Don McCullin’s nightmare of the war and want to escape from the terrible memories. “This is truly a chilling – and humane – emotive short film”, says Avalonia Festival Director Mike Messier.

For our Best International Promotional Photo Award,  we award the United Kingdom’s Steven Murphy and his photographer Deefa DeVille for their project Relentless 

“The couple in this photo just feels relentless!”, says Avalonia Festival Director Mike Messier. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, watch out for this film!” 

Filmmaker Nathan Suher, Photographer Ken Willinger, and Actress Jamie Lyn Bagley are the winners for Best Promotional Photo, United States Award for Higher Methods

“The Higher Methods image of Actress Ms. Jamie Lyn Bagley is really a well lit and alluring image that is a conduit for the emotional roller coaster ride this feature film gives its audience”, says Avalonia Festival Director Mike Messier about this Award Winner.

Hanna-Mari Ojala and her film Echoes are our Best Performance Art 1 Minute Movie Award Winner.

Annie Laurie Medonis’s  touching and wonderful masterstroke Feline Paralysis is our Best Feline Short Film Award Winner. 

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Best Sci -Fi Movie Poster goes to The Astronot by Artist John Keane:

Best Horror Film Poster goes to filmmaker Angel Connell and his Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll:

Best Drama Film Poster goes to Writer Jose Padilha and the team of And I Will Love You All of Forever, and Ever After:

Congratulations to Solitude filmmaker Hanna-Mari Ojala for her Award Winning 1 Minute Music Video!

Photographer Ricardo Soto is the Winner of our Best Behind the Scenes Photo for his series from the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. Ricardo states, “I had the opportunity to photograph the Miss Universe competition. Photos include Steve Harvey, Miss Universe contestants, Iris Mittenaere Miss Universe 2016, and Demi-Leigh Nel Peters Miss Universe 2017.”

On  a darker note, we had a great contest with several intense entries  for Best 1 Minute Horror Film but ultimately went with the “surprisingly scary Halloween fun and games” of Peeled Grapes by Daniel Hickey and associates.