RFF is a 3 day Film Festival celebrating 11 years on Amelia Island, Florida September 20- 22 2018 with the awards ceremony / brunch on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

This year we've made some awesome changes like a 50/50 split of the at the door ticket sales between the festival and filmmakers for their particular screenings. (Please note that the filmmaker has to be present to qualify and if there is more than one filmmaker in a block, all filmmakers split that block.) We've also added a filmed in Florida segment for shorts, features and students so we can showcase all the talent we have locally!)

We're also excited to announce that we've partnered with The 48 Hour Film Project Jacksonville FL. This years 48 Hr Film Project will be held June 1-3, 2018. 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. In addition all winning films will be screened at this years Rendezvous Film Festival September 20-22, 2018 on Amelia Island. Also - if you haven't registered for the Jax 48hr yet - there's still time and they've offered a discount code available to those on our email list. So if you're not on Rendezvous Film Festival's email list yet just send me your email and I'll get you on there so you can get the discount and all the great festival news!

For all filmmakers present at their screening, the festival will be splitting the door ticket sales between the festival and the filmmakers in that block of screenings. We'll be honoring Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Child Actor in addition to Best in each category.

Overall Rating
  • Very thoughtful group of organizers.

    September 2017
  • Constance Ejuma

    Really great festival with a wonderfully supportive team!

    September 2016
  • James Fite

    The Rendezvous Film Festival was a great experience. We came a long way (west Texas) to be there for our screening, and the people we met there made that long journey all worth it. In the brief few days we were there we made new life long friends, and did some great networking that got us into another festival that we hadn't even submitted to! Amelia Island is a beautiful location that I had never even heard of until this festival. The historical district is an excellent place to find somewhere to eat, and there are some great place to eat in that area. The people running the festival were very gracious, easy to talk to, and we would return to the festival in a second.

    July 2016
  • This was my second year attending The Rendezvous Film Festival with my projects. This year they really did a great job! Not only did they screen a broad range of amazing films, they went over and above making the filmmakers feel welcome. The workshops were professional and full of information but down to earth so everyone felt welcome. There were many opportunities for filmmakers to network. There were parties and food was often provided. (This may seem silly but to a filmmaker traveling on a budge it is HUGE!!!) I left this festival with some amazing connections both this year and last. I plan to work with some of these people on new projects in the near future. Thank you so much to the staff of volunteers for all your hard work making me feel so welcome!

    June 2016