The Love is Love Film Festival will feature films that inspire and empower the community by shining the spotlight on love without discrimination. All who attend the screening must purchase a ticket. The film festival entry fees and tickets to the event will benefit The Riverside Children's Arts Center in Jacksonville, Florida. RCAC is a ministry of Riverside Avenue Christian Church, which welcomes people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to the table of Christ's communion and the full life and leadership of the Christian Church. Riverside Children's Arts Center strives to enrich the lives of children in the community by providing arts-focused classes and camps in a safe, welcoming, and accepting environment.

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.

To be selected all films MUST

1. Be less than 20 minutes in length, (less than 15 preferred) including credits.
2. Must be in English, or have English subtitles.
3. Films must CLEARLY fit within the theme of love without discrimination, and have an overall positive message appropriate for children under 12 years old.
4. Films must be appropriate for children to watch; be rated G to PG, with minimal violence, and must not contain any gore, nudity, sex, or illegal drug use. Use of legal medications, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco must not be shown in a glamorous manner, and their use in a film will be judged on a case by case basis. We reserve the right to deny any film that features such substances.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

To be considered for an award credits must be in English, or filled out in English in the Credits section of the submission form. Films cannot win awards for which there is no credit (If you don't mention a costume designer in your credits, your film is not eligible for a costume award).

Digital laurels will be sent to winners. A representative of your production must be present at the screening to receive an award certificate.

Overall Rating
  • Donna Guthrie

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

    March 2023