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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  • Allen C. Gardner

    Awesome festival! I highly recommend it to all filmmakers.

    February 2019
  • A great film festival on a lovely island in Florida! Well run & communication was great. A very fun time.

    October 2018
  • Robert Smith

    An outstanding festival in a beautiful place! Everyone involved were great to work with.

    October 2018
  • I wasn't able to attend, but they were awesome with communication and creating a great event for filmmakers to attend. Great fest directors running an event with heart.

    September 2018
  • This is a GREAT festival! I was unable to attend, but the communication was amazing, and everyone involved with RFF is really nice. Emails were responded to within hours, and I received at least 2 emails a day during the festival letting me know about special events that were happening. They also did a great job of updating the festivals FB page, with general info and pictures, so even though I couldn't attend, it felt like I was there. There's a real feel of community with the festival directors and other filmmakers, that alone is reason to submit! Also, this festival has some amazing perks for the filmmakers, everything from swag bags to free dinners. I plan on submitting all of my future shorts to them, I recommend you do to!

    September 2018