Avalonia Festival VI Award Winners & Live Event photos & clips; enter Avalonia Festival VII here!
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Photos and Videos from our Live Event at LionShare CoWork Auditorium at Harbour Village in Jacksonville, Florida on November 6, 2021. Click here for more about our host venue LionShare CoWork , where we will be returning for Avalonia Festival VII on November 5, 2022, from 1pm – 4pm.
Thanks to Sonia Bolles for the still photos and filmmaker Peter Senkarcin for his assistance with videotaping the Live Event Q and As.
AVALONIA FESTIVAL VI AWARD WINNERS!
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HERE IS OUR LIST OF AVALONIA FESTIVAL VI AWARD WINNERS! Many categories had several Award-worthy films and it must be noted that the final decisions of Judge Kazuya Ashizawa and Avalonia Festival creator MIke Messier of http://www.mikemessier.com were very tough to make! Please remember, that ART IS SUBJECTIVE. We encourage all filmmakers, whether they won an Award from us this year or not, to continue to make great work and to continue to create their own magnificent path in the arts!
Avalonia Festival has a unique entry and selection process, in which we ONLY “select” films that win an Award from our Festival. In other words, if your project is “selected” then you can be assured it is also an Avalonia Festival Award Winner. While almost every other film festival does things differently, we like the way we do it in Avalonia!
Now, here is our list of Avalonia Festival VI Award Winners across our various competitive categories in our three run time divisions:
SHORT = 21 Minutes & Under, 180 = 3 minutes & Under, 1 Minute Movie = 1 Minute & under
Best Family – Children’s 1 Minute Movie / AND NOW? / Directed by Christian Hernández Sánchez / Mexico
Best Dark Comedy 180 / St. Honoré / Directed by Yotam Laor / Israel
NOTE: Seeking to add awareness to our huge worldwide environmental concerns, starting with Avalonia Festival VII we are introducing our “Environmental Documentary” Competitive Category. To kick-off this new category, we are honoring:
Best Environmental Documentary 1 Minute Movie/ Teaching Capitalism to Nature / Directed by Clinton Sleeper / USA
Best Comedy 1 Minute Movie / Broken New Year’s Vows / Directed by Mattias Königsson / Sweden
Best Comedy Short/ My Friends The Plants / Directed by Christine Celozzi / USA (use password mftp2021 to enjoy )
(TIE) Best Dramatic Short / Beautiful Violence/ Directed by Joey Medina / USA
(TIE) Best Dramatic Short/ FAUNA / Directed by Davide Fiore / USA
Best Animation 1 Minute Movie / A Little Noir Music / Directed by Deb Ethier / Canada
Best Music Video or Musical Short/ GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES / Directed by Christopher R. Owens, Alyssa Dann / USA
Best International Family/Children’s Short / A Poor Blue-Footed Booby Goes to TOKYO / Directed by Haruna Iida, Tomoko Taiga / Japan
Best North American Family/ Children’s Short / Kenya’s Symphony / Directed by Carlos Douglas Jr / USA
Best Covid-19 / Dealing with the Pandemic SURVIVAL AWARD 1 Minute Movie / Strange Christmas / Directed by Sergio Catá Riobóo / Spain
Iranian Film of the Year / Blur / Directed by Elham Asghari , Submitted by Soheil Afsari / Iran
Best One Actor Movie Short/ A Soldier’s Burden / Directed by Gimbals Moonier / USA (use password Gimbals1234 to enjoy)
NOTE: Due to a great amount of high-quality Florida films entered, the “Best Florida Short” category named separate awards for Dramatic and Comedic works. Thanks to all the great Florida filmmakers who entered this highly competitive category!
Best Florida Comedic Short/ Gus’s Diesel Garage Door Openers / Directed by Tyler Council & The Reel Idiots/ USA
Best Florida Dramatic Short / The Next Stop / Directed by Janice Derosier / USA
Best Animation Short / Six Episodes from Two Superheroes, a Villain, and a Baby / Directed by Randy Schmidt / Japan
Best Horror Short/ CASE #3809 – The Eldritch Mortician / Directed by Jose Evangelista / USA
Best Web-Series, Comedy / Metta da fein / Directed by Carlo Beer, Urs Berlinger / Switzerland
Best Documentary Short/ PUMPING IRON – A Sweat Fueled Documentary / Directed by Mischa Bubnash/ USA
Best Web-Series, Drama / Incompleteness / Directed by David Ash / USA
Best Professional Wrestling Documentary “The Ox, Nelson, and Dano” Award / Debut / Directed by Connor Hopkins / USA
Best Professional Wrestling Narrative “The Ox, Nelson, and Dano” Award / Stranglehold / Directed by Morgan McNeal, Submitted by Adam LaFramboise / USA (watch on YouTube)
Best Music Video/ Musical 1 Minute Movie / Mind Right /Samuel “Sam Sheavy” Lumbsden and Wasem Addus / USA
Best Preview / Trailer / Teaser “Coming Attraction” Award / Vikings Now / Directed by Gemma Laurelle, Adrian Castro / Australia
Best Dramatic 1 Minute Movie / Food Apnea / Directed by Alex Nabors / USA
Best North American Fantasy Short / The Substitute -/ Directed by Malibu Taetz / Canada
Best Performance Art 1 Minute Movie/ Divine/ Directed by Charlie Luccini / France
Best International Film Poster/ Legacy of Giants / Tiago Mesquita / Belgium
Best Dark Comedy 1 Minute Movie / Open Mic Comedy / Directed by Jacob Quanbeck / USA
Best One Actress 1 Minute Movie / Bath / Directed by Eugenia Kamozinova/ United Kingdom
Best One Actress 1 Minute Monologue / I Know Men / Directed by Alejandra Arce / Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Best Horror 180 / ONE/ Directed by Davide Nesti / Italy
Best Covid-19 / Dealing with the Pandemic Short / There’s No Hell Like Home / Directed by Russell Southam / Australia (Our Most Competitive Category this year, special thanks to all that entered the many great entries!)
Best 1 Minute Advertisement, Promotional, Industrial or Training Video / 13 / Directed by Lamara Sogomonian Submitted by Juliia Boriaeva / Russian Federation
Best Advertisement, Promotional, Industrial or Training Video Short / Spec Commercial – Tide Stick / Directed by Ekaterina
Best Mobile 1 Minute Movie / Pioneer / Directed by Amélina LIMOUSIN / Germany
Best International Horror Short / SCRIPT / Directed by Piero Cannata / Italy
Best North American Horror Short/ TOCK / Directed by Diana N. Blecher / USA
Best ThoughtCrime Short / In Memoriam / Directed by Dimitrios Karas / Greece
Best Dramatic 180/ No Balls/ Directed by Carlos Gonzalez, Ariel Rios, & Angel Pons/ USA
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Best Florida 180/ We Will Get Through This/ Directed by Alana Phillips and Johnny Joey Jones / USA
Best Covid-19 Dealing with The Pandemic Survival 180 / Lament / Directed by Kimberley Wells / Australia
Best Documentary 180 / Grand ArtExam / Directed by Songqiao ZHAO ；Wu Tong , Submitted by
Jing Zhai / Hong Kong
Best Dark Comedy Short / Tread / Directed by Devorah Crable / USA
Best Family/Children’s Film 180 / The World’s Greatest Home / Directed by Zubair Pradhan / Canada
Best Animation 180 / 2030 / Directed by Angela N Hernandez-Carlson / USA
Best International Fantasy Short / ANGST / Directed by Béla Baptiste / Austria
Best Science-Fiction Short/ The Hunger /Directed by Stan Freeman/ USA
Best Canine 1 Minute Movie/ Conspiracy Canines / Directed by Ian Johnston / Canada
Best Documentary 1 Minute Movie/ One Minute – One Story: To Bee, or Not to Be / Directed by B. R. Tatalovic / USA
Best Actor/Actress/Performer Reel / James Pratt World’s Number 1 Auctioneer / James Pratt / Australia
Best Music Video or Musical 180/ Bananas! / Directed by Jessica DeShong / USA
Best Science-Fiction 1 Minute Movie/ Find You/Directed by Drex Lee/USA
Best North American Film Poster/ The Rebirth / Aspri Frank & Rayon Gilpin (photographer)/ USA
Best Romance or Romantic Comedy 180/ 21/ Directed by Jeremy Weinstein & Damian Gonzalez/USA
Best Jacksonville Short Film/ Scarlett Mary/ Directed by Royce Freeman/ USA
Best Mobile Short/ Losses, Life in a Pandemic / Directed by Ana P Braunstein & Trevor B. Nagle / USA
Best Talk/Interview/Variety Show / The #SAVAGECHATSERIES/ Directed by Blair Dottin-Haley & Brandon Dottin-Haley/ USA
Best Performance Art Short/ iD：F / Directed by 曹玉杰 and Submitted by Yujie Cao / China
Best Florida 1 Minute Movie/ The Accomplice / Directed by Christopher Boulton / USA
Best One Actor Movie 180 / Absolute Soup / Directed by Radomir Jordanovic / USA
Best One Actress Monologue 180 / Sleep – A Monolouge / Directed by Emilia Copeland / UK
Best Director / Cinematographer / Editor Reel / CUORE DI FENICE / Directed by Tania Caporaso / Italy
Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Music Video – Joe Jafo Carriere Hard Rockin’ Award / Monsters Walk Among Us / Directed by Thomas Crane / USA
The Joe Jafo Award is named in honor of Joe Jafo, who was a Hard Rocker from Boston and a strong supporter and friend of Avalonia Festival.
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ORIGINS STORY: Avalonia Festival was created parallel to the writing of A DISTANCE FROM AVALON: When the Dying and Dead Reunite by Mike Messier which is now available on paperback and Kindle through Amazon at the link here:
Mike recently produced Seduction of Distance, a monologue extracted from dialogue from his novel.