Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why should I join the Rehoboth Beach Film Society?
Becoming a member of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is a wonderful way to support a community-based arts organization which strives to bring quality cinematic arts to southern Delaware.
Film enthusiasts can select from six membership levels, each offering a different set of benefits for year-round programs and the annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.
Click here for information about the six membership levels and the corresponding benefits.
As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, contributions for which no goods or services are received in return are tax-deductible. At some membership levels, goods are received so the value of those goods is subtracted from the dues to determine the tax-deductible amount.
Click here to view the tax deductible amount of each membership level.
Each membership is good for one year. Renewal dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of each year.
There are many opportunities to become involved with the Rehoboth Beach Film Society:
The office is located at 107 Truitt Ave, Rehoboth Beach (directly behind Farmers Girl on Coastal Highway). Truitt Ave. is accessed by Route 24, just west of the Exxon station. When visiting, please park in our driveway on Paynter Ave. (Click here for map)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
Yes, bring your membership card because many times the card entitles you to a discount admission fee.
Discounted admission to monthly screenings
Discount admission to select RBFS events
Newsletter (three per year) sent by regular post or email, your choice.
Advance notice of Film Society events
Complimentary access to RBFS Film Library
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society strives to make quality cinematic arts affordable to all while at the same time generating sufficient revenue to support the organization’s year-round operations. Offering six membership levels, each with a different set of benefits, allows each film enthusiast to select a package that meets his/her individual interests and budget.
The Festival is always over the second week of November. In 2013, the Festival will run from Nov 6 - 10.
The 5-day event is held at the Movies at Midway, located in the Midway Shopping Center on Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. (see map)
There are three levels that include pre-Festival ticket purchasing privileges, Executive Producer, Director, and Contributing Director. (more)
For year-round programs, you can purchase tickets on the RBFS website. Due to the complexities of Festival ticket sales, internet purchasing is not an option at this time but one we are working towards implementing.
Membership includes more than just Festival benefits, it includes discount admission to year-round programs, advance notice of upcoming events, a newsletter, and complimentary access to the Film Library. In addition, your membership support helps the RBFS to continue bringing quality cinematic arts to Sussex County throughout the year.
The RBFS contracts with a Festival Program Director, currently Joe Bilancio. Joe screens more than 600 films that are submitted for consideration. He also attends other Festivals, consults with distributors, and conducts an extensive search for the highest quality American and international films. In addition, Festival Film Reviews are conducted in the summer to get the input from RBFS members and the general public.
Click here for more information about the Festival Film Reviews
Many restaurants approach us each year requesting to be a Festival Food Vendor. To ensure equity for local businesses and interesting choices for Festival-goers, each business is given a two year term and then rotated to the bottom of the waiting list.
Festival programs are mailed to current RBFS members during the first week of October.
Yes you can. A Membership Booth will be set-up in the Big Tent. Please check the hours of operation and plan accordingly. For your convenience, you can renew online at any time. Click here for the online renewal. Scroll down the page and you can renew/join online or you can print the application, fill it out and mail it to the Film Society office.