The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, arts organization with a very interesting history of how a small coastal Delaware, resort area could produce a major Film Festival and then grow into an organization that sponsors a broad slate of wonderful film programs for a growing community.

The Film Society offers something for all ages!  If you are a film enthusiast, and especially enjoy independent films, please journey through this website and learn about the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, and quality film programs that are available year-round for adults, students, and youth. You are sure to find a film event that suits your interest. 

Thank you for visiting the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website. We hope to see you at a future film event and we hope you will consider becoming a member.

History and Mission

One night, in the fall of 1997, a group of five Rehoboth Beach film fans discussed the possibility of showing independent films in local restaurants. They decided to advertise a meeting for film buffs to see if others in the community were interested in such a concept. More than 30 people showed up and watched a film about small-town residents with a big dream. The idea of creating the Rehoboth Beach Film Society was conceived that night, and subsequent work established the entity as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. The first annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, a three day event, was launched in November of 1998. 

Since that time, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society has developed into a thriving cultural resource in southern Delaware.

Mission: Promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community.

In fulfilling its mission while serving a membership of more than fourteen hundred, the Film Society offers:

Please check our calendar (here) to see what films are screening.