Film Florida, along with the Emerald Coast Film Commission, is excited to announce plans for the Annual Meeting including Board of Directors Elections taking place May 22 – 24, 2017 on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast. While portions are open to Film Florida members only, as always, our Welcome Reception and Board of Directors Meeting are open to the public and we hope to see you there. If you’re not a member, we encourage you to consider joining Film Florida so you can participate in all activities at our upcoming Annual Meeting. We are proud to have our meetings and room block at the (Film Florida member) Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin, FL:

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541

The exquisite vacation rentals at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village are Destin’s shining jewels overlooking some of the most marvelous turquoise water and sugar sand beaches. Add in some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever witness, and you’ll soon see why the Emerald Grande is one of the best Florida vacation rental properties on the Gulf Coast and why we’re thrilled to be heading there.

The room block is available for check-in on Monday May 22, with a check-out on Wednesday May 24 at $199/night plus tax. Rooms include a shareable 2-bedroom suite, with complimentary self-parking and free wi-fi throughout the resort. You can book a room by calling 800-676-0091 and referencing the “Film Florida Annual Meeting Block”. The cut off date to reserve your room is Friday, May 12, so be sure to book your room ASAP to secure the reduced rate! NOTE: Reduced room rates will be available Friday May 19 – Thursday May 26 for those interested in extending their visit.

The preliminary itinerary of events and meetings is as follows, note Destin is in the Central Time Zone:
Monday, May 22nd
Evening Welcome Reception
Hosted and sponsored by the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Including a 50-50 raffle with proceeds going to the Film Florida Scholarship Fund
(Open to the Public, RSVP required to by May 8, 2017 )

Tuesday, May 23rd
Committee and Council Meetings (Film Florida Members Only)
9:00 – 10:00am Strategic Futures Committee
10:00 – 11:30am Film Commission Council
11:30 – 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Education Council
2:00 – 3:00pm Industry/Association Council
3:00 – 4:30pm Legislative Committee
Meetings will be held in the “Grande Ballroom” at the Emerald Grande, call times Central Time
6:00 – 8:00pm (central time): Evening Event and Reception (Film Florida Members Only, RSVP required to

Wednesday, May 24th
8:00am (central time): Board of Directors Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30pm (central time): Board of Directors Meeting (Open to the Public)
Meeting will be held in the “Grande Ballroom” at the Emerald Grande

The Film Florida Annual Meeting can be attended at no cost. If you are planning to attend any of the meetings, please send your RSVP to If you decide to book a room at the Emerald Grande, please also send an email with your check-in date and check-out date to If you are flying to the Emerald Coast, we recommend Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine for transportation to and from the airport.

Film Florida Committee and Council Meetings are open to members only. We encourage interested stakeholders to become members of this statewide organization. Film Florida’s growing membership provides a network, a platform and the chance to play an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major production destination. If you are interested in learning more about membership options, please click HERE or email

We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to collaborate and develop Film Florida’s ongoing efforts. We look forward to seeing you soon.