This is the mantra of Avalonia Festival , a film festival you can trust ! Low entry fees and a website that actually HONORS, CELEBRATES and PROMOTES you and your work as a filmmaker, photographer and Actor!

We are a FilmFreeway Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festival and proud of it! Our website has a page to correspond with our two live events a year (that's two not twelve!) and our Circle of Champions features PERSONALIZED awards of our winners!

Avalonia Festival III is now accepting submissions of short films, teasers, trailers, film photography and film posters for our hugely popular website and our third live festival on Friday night, December 7, at 6pm at the historic Courthouse Center for the Arts at 3481 Kingstown Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892

In addition to many traditional and unique genres to enter your film in; including Drama, Comedy, Doc, Feline, Canine, Vampire, and Romantic Comedy. Our ThoughtCrime category has proven to be very resonant with today's edgier filmmakers. Special Award Recognition has also been given to films which stand out.

Here is our youtube page with videos from Avalonia Festival I and II.

Here is an interview about Avalonia Festival:

Avalonia Festival is named in honor of a continent lost is the mists of time, as if dissipated by magic; thus we are here to celebrate the unique Art of our own world of creation.

Students: Use the promotional code AvaloniaStudent for 15% off at checkout.

Any Student currently enrolled or recently graduated in high school, college, university, film school or trade school quality as "student status". Please make a note about your status in your submission cover letter.

As a filmmaker himself, the festival Director is highly conscious to offer truth in advertising and a fair opportunity to his fellow creative filmmakers.

A selection of winning films and teasers will be screened on December 7, 2018 from 6pm until 11pm at the Courthouse Center for the Arts for a wonderful event with complimentary snacks, beverages, and surprises hosted by Avalonia Festival. Filmmakers, their friends and family are encouraged to join us, although they are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Filmmakers and their guests will be put on the guest list for the event. Attending filmmakers will be offered the opportunity to introduce themselves, discuss their work in a Q and A with the audience and network with those attending.

The chosen works, as agreed upon by the filmmaker , will be celebrated by being shared on our webpage and in our Circle of Champions https://distancefromavalon.com/avalonia-awards/

Winning filmmakers will also be emailed complimentary, nicely designed Avalonia Festival Award Certificates that can be printed for home display and/or shared on-line. (We will send each winning filmmaker a PDF and/or JPG of their corresponding Award Certificates for you to use online and/or print for yourself.)

With the possible exception of a tie, there will be only one Award Winner in each division of Genre and Run Time so each accolade will be prestigious.

At times, special recognition Awards are created for Avalonia Filmmakers whose works may prove to be excellent yet fall outside our genres. Film is a subjective and always changing medium and our festival Awards aim to represent both tradition AND progress.

Check out our website and see that Avalonia Festival is a festival FOR filmmakers BY a filmmaker; we are looking to support your work and GROW your audience.

By entering Avalonia Festival, you agree to have your actual short film shared via your youtube or vimeo link on our website that you provide us IF you win in your category UNLESS you have told us in advance you would prefer us to NOT share your work in the event that you win. As an alternative, you MAY instead share a clip or a teaser of your film if you win a category in order to still promote your work. PLEASE LET US know upon ENTERING your preference if your film Wins an Award!

Filmmakers retain all rights to their films of course and may have their film removed from our site at any time, either by emailing us or taking down the link yourself.

Films with dialogue spoken in English or sub-titled in English are preferred. However, films that are more visually based that do not rely very much on dialogue may be submitted in their native language without English sub-titles.

Overall Rating
  • The Avalonia Festival is definitely a film festival I would love to attend again. I had the pleasure of meeting other talented filmmakers like myself, and had the chance of watching their creative and award winning short films. Thanks to Avalonia Festival, my first short film has its first award and I couldn’t be more thankful. Thank you, Mike Messier for hosting and organizing this event. I hope to come again and submit my other films, next year!

    December 2018
  • Great festival and true dedication from the festival director to the art of film.

    December 2018
  • Professionally done loved it alot

    August 2018
  • Jamie Pitt

    Incredibly cool festival run by a top-notch guy - well recommended!

    April 2018
  • Charlie Ford

    A great festival, and seems like a great setting. I wish I could have gone to it. I love the range of films that were selected and its fantastic to have our films displayed on the website. Thanks Mike!

    April 2018