11th Annual Rendezvous Film Festival begins Sept 20

Wendy Keeling
Programmer Rendezvous Film Festival
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August 25, 2018 9:00 a.m.

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The 11th annual Rendezvous Film Festival on Amelia Island is announcing its star studded & award-winning line up of 86 films for 2018!!! Join us September 20th – 22nd for films, workshops, parties, and to mingle with visiting actors and filmmakers. There is something for everyone at this year’s festival. From family friendly animation to the dramatic we have it covered at Rendezvous!! Join us for our short horror film block to get a taste of our new film festival The Rendezvous Scare Fest taking place this October at AMC 24 Orange Park. Tickets and VIP Passes for The Rendezvous Film Festival available at Eventbrite:

Highlights this year include:

Spotlight Selections:

SGT. Stubby: An American Hero

Our opening feature film and one you don’t want to miss. For all ages!!

The animated true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history.

Directed by Richard Lanni. Starring Helena Bohnam Carter (Harry Potter series, Alice in Wonderland), Gerard Depardieu (Life of Pi, 102 Dalmations), and Logan Lerma (Percy Jackson, Perks of being a Wall Flower)

Love, Fear, and Agoraphobia

An award winning well written and quirky feature love story about 2 people who help each other find their way. Great performances and a mixture of humor and realism make this a must see!

An agoraphobic man and a female Marine become emotionally entangled as they struggle to escape from their personal prisons.

Directed by Alex D’Lerma. Starring Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, Tank Girl), Dustin Coffey (American Horror Story, Stuber), Linda Burzynski (Big Little Lies, Shameless)

Feature Films

Strategy and Pursuit

Complicated dynamics between lovelorn friends spark a disturbing chain of events.Directed by Matt Riddlehoover. Starring Jessejames Locorriere (Ozark, Nashville, Turn) Emily Landham (Nashville, Still the King),
James J. Fuertes (Silver Twins, Anathema)

The Pea Shooter (All Ages)
A dramatic comedy that follows the day in the life of two kids, Taylor and Rae, who in spite of their differences in religion and their economic social status are still able to form a friendship. Directed by Joseph T. Spence. Starring Abbi Butler (Sweet Tooth, Chasing Ghosts), Brennon Olsen (Under the Dome, Benched)

Murder on the Reef (Documentary)

Murder on the Reef follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world’s largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Directed by Allen Dobrovolsky

Florida Feature Film

A Brilliant Monster
They say success comes with a price, but for the story of Mitch Stockridge, an author of self-help books, that price feeds a bigger monster. Directed by F.C. Rabbath. Starring Dennis Friebe (Savannah Sunrise, MacGyver), Joy Kigin (The Resident, I am Frankie), and Nick Leali (Zelda’sPepperonis)

The New Zealand Award Winning Shorts Block (PG)

These award winning short films were curated for our festival by the New Zealand Film Commission. Enjoy 8 award winning films from our Kiwi friends.

Two Cars, One Night (Oscar Nominated Film, Multiple Festival Winner)

Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the carpark outside the Te Kaha pub. Directed By Taika Waititi (Director Thor: Ragnarok) Starring Rangi Ngamoki, Hutini Waikato, Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards, Riwai Waka, Dion Waikato

Ellen is Leaving (Winner SXSW & San Francisco International)

On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend a new girlfriend. Directed by Michelle Savill. Starring Tai Berdinner-Blades (Go Girls, Dirty Laundry), Jack Serfent-Shadbolt (Fresh Meat), Rose Young (Burbs)

Spring Jam (Animated, Winner Show Me Shorts)

A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, must improvise with sweet music in order to have any chance during the mating season. Directed by Ned Wenlock

Short films to watch

UkeLayla (Animated All Ages, Florida Student)

Layla, a young girl with a speech disability, has high hopes for her first day of school, but her differences make it difficult to connect to others. Where speech fails, music speaks. Follow Layla and Kiki into a world of music, magic, and friendship in UkeLayla! Directed by Haleigh Mooney and Kim Van Tong

Night Light (Animated All Ages, Florida Film)

A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas. Directed by Yamiset Trujillo

Double Date

Having mourned the passing of her husband, Evelyn is ready to start dating again. But things get complicated when her dates get mixed up. Directed by Vania Smrkovski. Starring Susannah Devereux (Other Versions of You, Fogg), David Dwyer (Outcast, Stranger Things)

Fight Like a Girl (Documentary)

In this short documentary, Victoria “VikkiKitty” Perez, Priscilla “Port” Sortino, and Taylor “Xaltis” Rose, three South Florida women, push through the male dominated competitive video gaming scene. Directed by Agustin Gonzalez

Horror Shorts

Sweet Tooth

A gruesome entity attaches itself to an unsuspecting family. Directed by Mike Stryker and Zac Adams. Starring Jessejames Locorriere (Ozark, Nashville, Turn), Abbi Butler (The Pea Shooter, Chasing Ghosts), Nye Reynolds (Love Simon)

Rainy Season

Based on the story by Stephen King, Rainy Season follows a young couple who arrive in the small town of Willow, ME. They are warned to leave but ignore the warnings and learn the horrific price the town must pay for prosperity. Directed by Vanessa Ionta Wright. Starring Brian Ashton Smith (Office Christmas Party, Nashville), Anne Marie Kennedy (Lover in the Attic, Swamp Murders), Jan Nelson (Drop Dead Diva), Kermit Rollison (Nashville, Vice Principals)

See you at the movies!!

See http://www.rendezvousfilmfestival.net/ for more information.