Get ready for the Love is Love Film Festival, a celebration of love without boundaries! This exciting event showcases inspiring films that empower our community by embracing love in all its forms. By attending, you'll not only immerse yourself in captivating stories, but you'll also help support The Riverside Children's Arts Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Your ticket and entry fees contribute to their mission of spreading creativity and joy to young minds.

Riverside Children's Arts Center (RCAC), is a ministry of Riverside Avenue Christian Church, a place where everyone is welcomed with open arms – regardless of their gender expression or sexual orientation – both at Christ's communion table and within the Christian Church leadership. RCAC provides arts-focused classes and camps designed to enrich the lives of children in our community. Embrace your inner artist, foster a love for creativity, and join us in supporting this amazing cause!

There are two showings this year: an earlier screening for G-rated films and a later screening for PG to PG-13 films.

A panel of judges will judge the films.

Award certificates and laurels given for:

Audience Favorite
Best Writing
Best Director
Best Ensemble Acting
Best Actor (Any gender)
Best Supporting Actor (Any gender)
Best Sound Design
Best Music
Best Costumes
Best Makeup
Best Special Effects
Best Cinematography
Most Love (Best Film Overall) Given to the film that best fits the theme of the festival.

Laurel graphics will be emailed. You must attend in person to receive a certificate.

To give your film the best chance to screen, make sure:

1. It's shorter than 10 minutes, including credits.
2. It's in English or has English subtitles.
3. The theme is about love without discrimination, and the message is positive for kids under 12 years old.
4. Keep it kid-friendly: G or PG rating, with little violence, no gore, nudity, sex, or illegal drugs. If showing legal substances, don't glamorize them.

You can't get a refund on entry fees.

To win an award, fill out English credits on the submission form. No credit means no award (like no costume designer credit means no costume award).

Winners get digital laurels. To receive a certificate, someone from your team must be at the screening.

Overall Rating
  • Donna Guthrie

    I was honored to have my film THE MEETUP screened at this festival.

    March 2023