IRIS (7mins)


Iris, a medical aid robot, struggles to find the humanity in its Alzheimer's patient in order to validate his existence as well as its own.


Welcome To My World  (12mins)


The ideal world of a compulsive alienated young man shatter as a spontaneous woman shakes up his everyday routine. A sparkling adventure between Bob, Alex, and Kiddo.




Due to Hurricane Irma we are having to postpone the Rendezvous Film Festival.

New Dates coming soon! We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.


Sunshine State (2hr 21mins)


A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS PROMOTING INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS 


Adija (4mins)


A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.

u.s Short films

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Karma (4mins)


A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

Radial (7mins)


At the tenth year anniversary of his decision to remain alone on a lifeless Earth, a man begins to see signs of the Earth returning to life and is confronted with memories from his past.

2017 Film selection

Director John Sayles

The Little Gypsy Witch  (1hr 40mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 5pm Studio 209


Aska reluctantly takes on her mother’s customers and begins fortune telling, while unsuccessfully sends applications for any kind of job. Manusha does not like going to school, because the other children refuse to accept her.

International films

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Shades of Scarlet (14mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 2pm Studio 209


Shades of Scarlet is a powerful story about the paths people choose and how events can turn in a moments notice. The film follows a convicted rapist just released on a technicality. Frustrated with the public reaction to his release, he tries to take a momentary refuge in a dive bar. This becomes difficult when a ball busting nurse hits on him.


Won't Somebody Think of the Children?! (14mins)


Amanda and Catherine, both in third grade, are writing a comic book together about feminist superheroine Sergeant Laser. They are hurrying to finish as their deadline approaches, and their "publisher," their classmate Andy, refuses to give them another extension. When Amanda strikes up a romance with the boy who steals her pudding at lunch, it gets in the way of their work (and their friendship), and she struggles to balance work and love. Can the modern working woman really have it all?

Circus City, USA (30mins)


Since the early 1940s, more than 20 circus companies have made their home in Hugo, Oklahoma. It's unique history has earned the town the nickname Circus City, USA, and this film spends time with both the eccentric circus characters of the road and the people back in Hugo who keep it all going.

Animation films

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Shadows in the Dark (6mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 2pm Studio 209


What happens when a small town theater troupe decides to make their own film? This "Airplane"-esque comedy of errors is the hilarious answer to that question. Even the title is a joke!



Us Thereafter (8mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 2pm Studio 209


After the brutal killing of his daughter in 2013, Buck Blodgett shares her story and his subsequent turn to activism to end male-on-female violence.


Last Beat (5mins)


A young soldier ventures to redeem a memory of a fallen comrade, in order to complete a music composition. His former trauma questions war and the impact for a purposeful future.



Waiting for B (1hr 11mins)


Waiting for B. is about the outer-reaches of fandom, where a group of kids camped out for two months to be closer to an international star. This story is about victims of hype, a community of hope, and the contradictions of humility and vanity at the heart of diva worship. 
This observational documentary takes the viewer on a two-month long journey with young Beyoncé super-fans who, lacking the money to buy their way to the front, camped out for two months in order to be closer to the front of the standing room


Hatched (2mins)


Three chipmunks get their acorn stolen by a fox and must retrieve it.

The Maestro, in search of the last music  (1hr 14mins)


For more than 30 years, one man has single-handedly taken on a unique challenge: tracking down, archiving and performing all the pieces of music written and composed in the camps of the Second World War. The gripping quest has been turned into a film about history, like a journey through time to overcome oblivion, to preserve the memory of these women and men, of all nationalities and all confessions, who turned music into an act of resistance


Last Chance (15mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 2pm Studio 209 


When an intellectually challenged man is released from prison after 15 years, he must choose between his old life and moving on. Though his inner demons won't go quietly.

FILM WORKSHOPS, A VR EXPERIENCE, AND MUSIC VIDEOS. 

Notorious Corn (1 mins)


It's the story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory. 
He's going to succeed ... Unfortunately ...

My Park Found Me (10mins)


“My Park Found Me” is a short documentary featuring 3 park rangers’ work and care for Biscayne National Park, located just south of Miami, Florida. The documentary tells about their experiences becoming park rangers, as well as their personal connections to the park. Shown through intimate memories and a vivid landscape of cinematography, this story captures one of the jewels of the National Park System. “My Park Found Me” will leave audiences interested in exploring national parks in search of their own adventures.

Adi: At The Confluence (20mins)


Far east in the Himalayan border of India and China, lives the tribal Adi people, by the river Siang. The Adi culture is beautiful and unique with shamanic chants of their mythologies of origin, animistic rituals around nature and amicable resolution of disputes in their traditional courts. 
With the memories of 1962 Indo-China war still fresh, China now reasserts its territorial claim of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, the land of the Adis

Title VII (1hr 12mins)


She’s powerful, Black and female. But at her firm, Blacks need not apply.

The CEO of Sanger International, an IT consulting firm, is powerful and successful Hillary Kelsey. Kelsey is a Black woman with no Black employees and no one can figure out why—until Darryl Montgomery, her 9:30am interview, enters the firm. On this day filled with an unbelievably awful morning that reminds Hillary of her “place” in a racially charged society, a pending account that could make or break the future of a company and a mystery man determined to turn Hillary’s world upside down, the events of the film TITLE VII illustrate why same-race discrimination can not only ruin a company, but possibly destroy lives.

Keep Going  (21mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 11am Studio 209


SHAN, who is in 2nd Grade of Junior high school, and JIA, who is in 3rd grade of elementary school. They are brothers who love baseball games. PEI-LIN, SHAN’s crush girl, is going to move away recently. Therefore, before her departure, they made a promise of exchanging their favorite signed baseballs. In the meanwhile, JIA is on a field trip at the Metropolitan Park, but unluckily lost his brother’s QiaQia signed ball.

Teacher of the Year (1hr 30mins)


What happens when a real teacher tries to become a Hollywood hero? Through a blend of vérité footage, interviews, media clips, and self-reflections, we document Angie Scioli’s struggle to balance her professional, personal, and political life during the tumultuous 2013-2014 school year; additionally, through interviews with media scholars and educational experts, we contextualize Angie's teaching life amidst a complex web of media and sociological forces that impact the personal and professional experiences of all teachers.

Jello Underground  (10mins)


Jello Underground is a documentary short that introduces viewers to the unique and exciting world of underground jello wrestling. Chronicling a Seattle-based event that was founded in 2009 and continues to thrive with a dedicated fan base. Jello Underground is the only female-produced jello wrestling show in the world. Destroying preconceived notions with an epic and empowering presentation of high-octane athletic combat and stage theatrics. The film features wrestlers of varying backgrounds discussing public perception, how the event has impacted nightlife culture, and what it feels like to be a part of something so extraordinary. With cast interviews, tons of wrestling action, and an intimate look behind-the scenes. This is the first film directed by Gracie Garnet, a rising young talent from the Pacific Northwest.

Occupants (1hr 20mins)


Occupants' is a film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a '30 Days of Clean Living' documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.

documentary films

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In The Closet (10mins)


After a one night stand, Kristie Thompson (Lashette Showers) is thrown into her lover's closet only to find his PA Alice Dunbum (Kristina Miller) waiting with a NDA.



I'm in Love with a Dead Girl  (13mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 11am Studio 209


A strange, lonely man is prompted by friends to find a girlfriend. When he sees a news story about a woman involved in a bike accident, he falls instantly in love. There's only one problem - the woman is dead and buried. But that shouldn't get in the way of true love, right?

Bolos (6mins)


The youthful folly of wanting to grow up too fast. A girl and her little sister collect items from the once Wild West. 

Black Cat (1hr 25mins)

Thursday, 9/21 @ 8:15pm Studio 209


When a near-decade old murder case involving a movie star threatens to reopen, adult child Duke Moody decides to make a true crime documentary, financed by his mother.

O Amelia! (45mins)


“O Amelia!” is a close-up and personal look at the music scene on Amelia Island - leading up to the big community concert held at The Amelia Community Theater last June. Produced and directed by island newcomers Chuck Oliva and Patty Smith, this documentary is filled with familiar places and faces – including Amy and Dillon Basse, flipturn, Tom Leon, Manew Blew, Josh Miller, Triple Shot, Dan Voll and Shel, Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele, the Rose Quartet, Mama Blue, and the recently discovered band Alternative Winter. Shot on location at the Alley Cat, Green Turtle, The Sand Bar, and other local venues.

Names On The Wall  (25mins)


Two soldiers fighting on opposite sides of the Vietnam War find themselves faced with a choice, somewhere between where humanity ends and war begins.



Bigly Yellow (1hr 2mins)


A musical prodigy at 15, playing with Australia’s best, jazz trumpeter, trombonist and composer Simon Kent is as talented as he was troubled as he endures a life long battle with mental health issues, determined to make it as a jazz musician.

Fanatic Heart The Story So Far of Black 47 (1hr 27mins)


Passion, poetry, and politics fuel this documentary about Black 47, the fabled House Band of New York City. A brutally honest depiction. Laid bare are the excitement, tedium, musicianship, boozing, triumphs, and disasters of a band that had no shortage of drama, success and debacle.

Once upon a dream  (13mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 11am Studio 209


When Valentin meets Ludivine, he is convinced she's the girl he has been dreaming of for the past weeks... Litteraly, the girl of his dreams ! So he sets out to live it fully. Only, Ludivine has a feeling this boy meet girl scenario will take a nightmarish turn...


Featured Guest:

Director John Sayles ​

Reunion (7mins)


After returning from last deployment, Karen comes home and has a struggle with reconnecting with her daughter who lives with her ex-husband and another woman



Ellen Infinity (16mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 11am Studio 209


A hopeless romantic attempts to escape the responsibilities of an unexpected pregnancy with his ex-girlfriend by recreating a perfect version of their past relationship.

Monty Comes Back (1hr 25mins)


After fighting with his boss and losing his job, Monty, a semi-successful thespian, flees back home to live with his parents under false pretenses. His old friends and family are left to deal with his inflated ego, while he comes to terms with the fact he isn't as 'great' as he may believe.

The JJ Project (1hr 27mins)


Overcoming brittle bone disease and life in foster care, eleven-year-old JJ House inspires a community and directs his first musical.


Screening 54 Films from 14 Countries 

What the hell! (4mins)

Thursday, 9/21 @ 8:15pm Studio 209


A man and a woman, in the middle of the desert, disagree about what cinema is. Then they start to imagine and to tell a story...

I See Something (17mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 2pm Studio 209


After realizing they are all alone at home, a brother and sister try to determine if there is something outside the windows watching them. As the night proceeds, they find that fear is enhanced by the imagination.



Oh, Brother  (23mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 11am Studio 209


Oh Brother is a psychological thriller that follows two reclusive brothers through their dysfunctional relationship. Their lives are changed forever when they confront an intruder in the night.

u.s Feature films

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Gospel Radion Man (26mins)


Ninety -two year old Larkins is the oldest living active African American DJ announcer in the USA, and still going strong. For forty-five years Bro Fred Larkins Slow Train Radio Gospel Musical Review has made an indelible impact on the Black community in the Greater Phoenix Area, Los Angeles, and in the state of Arizona. His radio gospel music review show has provided inspiration during difficult times; as well as a format for African American business owners to advertise, network and inform the community about current political and social events.

Devil's Luck (7mins)


After murdering a friendly sheriff, the Sinmore Brothers are hunted down by his less friendly wife in a showdown of words and weapons



Exonerated (19mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 2pm Studio 209


An exonerated man struggles between reconciling his relationship with his estranged sister and seeking revenge against the man who set him up.


Supper (12mins)

Friday, 9/22 @ 2pm Studio 209


Powerful mob boss Don Bontate finds out his wife and brother are having an affair, and plants the seeds of justice and vengeance


The Red Grifo (20mins)


The Red Grifo recounts a family’s multigenerational influence of a rare Italian automobile that bore the signatures of automotive icons like Bizzarini and Giugiaro. Learn the unique history of a small, family-based, car company in Bresso that welded high Italian design together with American muscle to form one of the most desirable gran touring cars of all time.