A 3 day Film Festival located on Amelia Island November 16 - 18, with the awards ceremony / brunch on Sunday, November 19th, 2017. (Please note this festival was originally September 21-23 but had to be rescheduled due to the damage Hurricane Irma left behind.)

On May 19, 2014 the Amelia Island Film Festival Board of Directors approved Re-Branding to create The Rendezvous Film Festival. RFF is the only Film and Music Festival in North Florida and Southeast Georgia. RFF is all about Entertainment: bringing the artists and community together for a 3 day celebration on the beach.

​Why the Name Rendezvous? It is an homage to the Evan’s Rendezvous, located in American Beach, a Music club that once hosted famed musicians such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Billie Daniels, and Ray Charles in the 1930′s, 40′s, & 50′s in a special beach community that was created for inclusion. In 1964, American Beach and the Rendezvous were hit hard by Hurricane Dora and were decimated. It is time to recognize the proud history that the Rendezvous represents and its contribution to the entertainment industry.

4 Reviews

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    bruce nelson

    Very thoughtful group of organizers.

    September 2017
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    Constance Ejuma

    Really great festival with a wonderfully supportive team!

    September 2016
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    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
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    Wendy Keeling

    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