Welcome to Rendezvous Film Festival at Amelia Island FL - a Film Makers Haven where we spend 4 days celebrating the art of independent films and the dedicated souls who make them. The 12th Annual Rendezvous Film Festival on Amelia Island will take place September 26-29, 2019. Events and Screenings are all within walking distance in our historic downtown district with amazing fresh food, quaint shops, southern hospitality and stunning views of nature.

For the 12th Annual Rendezvous we're excited to be adding a Script Writing Competition. Rendezvous Board Members consulted with producers and screenwriters to develop our competition to ensure it's not just a competition but a learning experience with opportunities for growth. Screenwriters are invited to submit screenplays for short films (30 pages or less) that haven't been produced.

Readers for the screenplays will consist of Award Winning Writiers, Directors and Producers. The TOP 10 selected Screenplays will be invited to a Pitch Competition at the 12th Annual Film Festival, where the writers will have VIP passes for the weekend. The Pitch Competition will be before a live audience and a professional panel.

Out of the Top 10 Screenplays 3 to 5 will be selected for a table read with professional actors performing the reading. The audience at the Pitch Competition can vote on pitches they'd like to hear at the table reads. Certificates of Selection will be given to all of the Top 10 Screenplays. The top 5 Selected Screenplays will get professional feedback on their scripts from the judges.

Screenplay judging will be based on: plot, characters, formatting, pacing, mechanics, dialouge and marketability.

In addition to workshops, screenings, welcome mixer, after parties, an under the stars gala, green room for filmmakers, swag bags, a pitch fest and table reads we're continuing our Sunday Brunch for filmmakers but this year it'll be on a boat tour of the island. And this year we've partnered with Coastal Georgia Film Alliance to give brown bagged breakfast tours to visiting filmmakers showcasing amazing filmming areas in Nassau County and St. Marys / Kingsland, GA (where you can qualify for film incentives!) St. Marys was recently the home to the Shining sequel called Doctor Sleep and starring Ewan McGregor.

Rendezvous is excited about partnering with The 48 Hour Film Project Jacksonville FL once again this year and look forward to showcasing all the local winners. As a partner Rendezvous will be giving a VIP pass to the judge's top winning film and to the people's choice top winning film. Other winning films will receive a day pass to the festival.

The TOP 10 selected Screenplays will be invited to a Pitch Competition at the 12th Annual Film Festival, where the writers will have VIP passes for the weekend. The Pitch Competition will be before a live audience and a professional panel.

Out of the Top 10 Screenplays 3 to 5 will be selected for a table read with professional actors performing the reading. The audience at the Pitch Competition can vote on pitches they'd like to hear at the table reads for an Audience Choice Selection. Certificates of Selection will be given to all of the Top 10 Screenplays. The top 5 Selected Screenplays will get professional feedback on their scripts from the judges.

Awards will be given to the Best Actor, Actress, Child Actor, Screenplay, Feature, Student, Short, Florida Film, Director, Female Director. Awards are subject to change based on the submissions received.

All selected films received 1 VIP pass and all cast and crew are offered 1/2 off tickets.

Screenplay Competition:
1. Must be original screenplays
2. Must be submitted by the writer
3. Must be 30 pages or less
4. Must be an unproduced screenplay
Screenplay judging will be based on: plot, characters, formatting, pacing, mechanics, dialouge and marketability.

Film Submisions:
1. Student Films must submit Student ID's to verify student statues with submissions.
2. All films submitted must have been completed in the last 2 years
3. All those submitting their films agree that they have the full permission and rights to submit the films.

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  • Sandy Parker

    I was very impressed with the level of communication from this festival, and I absolutely LOVE their uniquely designed laurels! I really wanted to attend, but had a conflict with work. Nonetheless, I'm proud that ALIENATED was included in this well-run festival.

    October 2019
  • I wish I did not have conflicts as I REALLY wanted to attend this festival. Was just heartbroken that it didn't work out.

    It looks like so much fun!

    The e-mail correspondences were wonderful and detailed.

    KILL AL was honoured to be part of this fest.

    October 2019
  • Lois Norman

    Kim is a wonderful example of everything a festival should be: professional AND deeply human! So very happy that our script ‘Exposed’ got to the Finals and I really wish I could have been there to share it all with you! Until the next rendezvous! Thank you- Lois

    October 2019
  • Renji Philip

    Had a fantastic time attending this festival with our feature, The Wake of Light. Communication from the outset was excellent and the entire staff was warm, helpful and fantastic. Not to mention the town of Fernandina Beach is a fantastic location for a film festival, or shooting a film. Highly recommend!

    October 2019
  • Aaron Hose

    We were honored to have our film "A Fresh Perspective" not only selected but also nominated for Best Documentary Short at Rendezvous. Kim was super-friendly and always kept me updated regarding all festival matters. Unfortunately, due to an injury, we could not attend the festival, but it looked like everyone had a blast! I definitely plan to submit my next work to RFF! Thank you Kim & Team!

    October 2019