A February for Film Lovers

February 1, 2017
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Although it is (2447) miles away from Hollywood, you can still find plenty of Oscar excitement on Amelia Island this month.  An Oscar-nominated Short Films Festival gives you the chance to catch up on some of the cinematic gems from around the world, and Oscar night itself means a gourmet dinner and lively party by the Rendezvous Film Festival, celebrating its' 10th year this year.

View the world's best short films at the 7th Annual Oscar-Nominated Short Films Fest, set for February 10 & 11 at Amelia Musical Playhouse.  Hosted by Kate Hart, the festival features 15 films nominated for Academy Awards shown in four alternating groups.  This year's program:
  • Best Animated Short Films plus 3 noted animated filmsscreen on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11:30am and at 8pm. 
  • Best Live Action Short Films screen at 7:30pm on Friday, Feb. 10 and again at 4:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 11. 
  • Best Documentary Short Films  will be shown in two sessions on Saturday, Feb. 11. Group A films will screen at 1:15pm and the Group B films will screen at 2:45pm. 
The screenings February 10 and 11 will include an opportunity for film-goers to pick the films they think will win the Oscar in all three categories. Those who correctly pick the three short films which win Oscars on February 26 will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to an upcoming stage production.

Admission to each individual screening session is $10; a Film Fan Pass (good for admission to one screening of each group— a total of four film session)] is $30. Tickets and passes are available in advance at The UPS Store in the Fernandina Beach Publix shopping center. Remaining tickets and passes will be available for purchase during the festival at Amelia Musical Playhouse. For more, including descriptions of the films. visit ameliamusicalplayhouse.com. or email  fltinfomail@gmail.com.

La_Femme_et_le_TGV_image.jpg Cesar Award nominee Jane Birkin stars in La Femme et la TGV, one of the Live Action Short Films 

Once you've seen all the movies you can in preparation for Oscar night, enjoy the evening in style at the Rendevous Film Festival's Oscar Party at Luca's.  Starting at 6:30pm on February 26th, join a lively crowd for an amazing three-course meal (entree options include ribeye, seared salmon, and thai coconut shrimp,) Champagne, door prizes, 50/50 Oscar Ballot split, and a cash bar. Dress is semi-formal. $75 per person, $125 for couples, tickets available here. 

This year's Rendezvous Film Festival, celebrating its' 10th year, is set for September 21-23rd.

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.