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Rendezvous Festival’s Movie House Continues at Sheffield’s at the Palace

Rendezvous Festival's Movie House Continues at Sheffield's at the PalaceThe Movie House, presented by the Rendezvous Festival and hosted by Sheffield’s at the Palace, continues this Thursday evening, February 12th, with The Birder’s Guide to Everything, directed by Luke Matheny.

Crossroad Films sums up the movie, “David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he’s made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.”

Starring as David in The Birder’s Guide to Everything is Kodi Smit-McPhee, a young actor also seen in Twentieth Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Other actors in the film include James Le Gros, Daniela Lavender, Katie Chang, Alex Wolff and Ben Kingsley.

Director Luke Matheny received the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for God of Love. After the Academy Awards in 2011, The Calgary Herald reported, “We didn’t know who Luke Matheny was before he won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short for God of Love, but we fell in love with him the moment the mop-haired director opened his mouth… the young filmmaker’s enthusiasm was infectious, and even the Hollywood elite applauded when Matheny thanked his mother…” And with his mother’s ties to Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach applauded him, too.

Hide Your Smiling Faces, a film that has earned a variety of awards and nominations, will be featured at The Movie House on February 19th.

A new movie will be featured every Thursday night until the Rendezvous Festival opens on June 5, 2015. The doors to Sheffields open at 6:30, and the movie screenings start at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $10.00 and include a bag of popcorn. Hola! Cuban Café’s menu is available for order, and there is a cash bar.

The Rendezvous Festival is named after 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, and 50’s. In 1964, the Rendezvous was hit hard by Hurricane Dora and everything was destroyed. The Rendezvous Festival is all about entertainment and brings artists and the community together for a nine day event.

For more information visit the website: www.rendezvousfestival.com.

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Rendezvous at Sheffield’s for Movies on Thursday Nights

Rendezvous at Sheffield's for Movies on Thursday NightsRendezvous Festival has teamed up with Sheffield’s at the Palace creating a Movie House on Thursday evenings leading up to this movie, music and gaming festival coming to Northeast Florida in June. With the recent closing of the Carmike Cinema 7 on Amelia Island, this is a great way to satisfy your movie cravings!

The Movie House officially opens on January 29th featuring the film Dragon Day, where a family getaway to a mountain town turns deadly when China launches a massive cyberattack against the USA, forcing former NSA Engineer Duke Evans to fight to save his wife and daughter in the New World Order.

Upcoming movies include the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award Winner at the Williamsburg International Film Festival, The Heroes of Arvine Place, on February 5th; Academy Award Winner Luke Matheny’s newest film, The Birder’s Guide to Everything on February 12th and Hide Your Smiling Faces, a film that has earned a variety of awards and nominations, showing on February 19th.

A new movie will be featured at Sheffield’s every Thursday night until the Rendezvous Festival opens on June 5, 2015. The doors open at 6:30, and the movie screenings start at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $10.00 and include a bag of popcorn. Hola! Cuban Café’s menu is available for order, and there is a cash bar.

Located in American Beach, Evans Rendezvous was 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, and 50’s. In 1964, the Rendezvous was hit hard by Hurricane Dora and everything was destroyed. The Rendezvous Festival is all about entertainment and brings artists and the community together for a nine day event.

For more information visit the website: www.rendezvousfestival.com.

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Warm Reception at Rendezvous Festival Ribbon Cutting

Warm Reception at Rendezvous Festival Ribbon CuttingAmelia Island Fernandina Beach Yulee Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for the Rendezvous Festival on the lawn of the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island August 7, 2014.

This warm, oceanfront reception brought scores of people out to welcome the Festival to Amelia Island. Formerly the Amelia Island Film Festival, Rendezvous will become the 1st film, music and gaming festival in NE Florida and SE Georgia.

The evening began with a retiring of the Amelia Island Film Festival name and logo, followed by an exciting ribbon cutting with Chamber Ambassadors, and an introduction of the Festival’s Board of Directors who were present for the ribbon cutting:
-VP, and VP Marketing Travis Cloyd
-Sponsorship Coordinator David Garland
-Volunteer Coordinator Margo Story
-Film Selection Committee Coordinator Julia Ferreira
-Event Coordinator Michael Smith
-Advisory Board Team Members Mark Sutcliffe and Mr. Kim Dawson
-Chairman and CEO for Rendezvous Festival Randy Bowman (and Emcee for the evening)

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. It is a goal of the Festival to recognize the proud history that the Rendezvous represents and its contribution to the entertainment industry.

Here is a brief video of the evening’s events:

sponsors of the evening included the Chamber of Commerce, Fast Signs, Amelia Island Museum of History, and the Ritz Carton. Jazz music was provided by blue muse.

Rendezvous Festival 2015 will be held June 5 – 13, 2015, with nine days of festive events being held throughout Amelia Island.

Planned evenings include themes like International, Bollywood, and James Bond Casino Royale.

There will be an American Beach Tribute, and presentations on topics like animation, and interactive media (Gaming, Digital, and Social Media).

Included in the events is a three day interactive film expo with exhibitors from throughout the film industry.

You can expect midnight screenings, multiple concerts, after hours social events, red carpet events, a golf tournament, and an exciting Closing Award Program with dinner and live music at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island.

For more information visit the website: http://www.rendezvousfestival.com/

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Rendezvous Festival Ribbon Cutting at the Ritz Carlton

Rendezvous Festival Ribbon Cutting at the Ritz CarltonJune 2015 will bring a nine day festival full of events throughout Amelia Island and Ferandina Beach.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 there will be a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the re-branding of the Amelia Island Film Festival that will be held on the lawn of the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island at 5:00 in the evening.

This past spring, the Amelia Island Film Festival Board of Directors approved re-Branding to create The Rendezvous Festival. Rendezvous will become the 1st Film and Music Festival in North Florida and Southeast Georgia. The new festival is all about Entertainment: bringing the artists and community together for a weeklong celebration.

​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’s time to recognize the proud history that the Rendezvous represents and its contribution to the entertainment industry.

The Ribbon Cutting is paired with an evening of delightful jazz to celebrate the new film, music, and gaming festival commemorating the important history and cultural contributions of the famous Evan’s Rendezvous.

for more information please contact info@rendezvousfestival.com or visit www.RendezvousFestival.com.

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