Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award

Both Morris and Roz were actively involved in the development of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and its award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. In the Festival’s early years, their retail skills were instrumental in starting a Merchandise Booth. They also assisted with reviewing films, recruiting additional volunteers, and encouraging others to attend the Festival. Being quite resourceful, Roz and Morris persuaded two of their sons, Andy and Stephen, to participate by facilitating seminars, allowing their films to be exhibited, and conducting Q&A sessions after film screenings. The involvement of the Fierberg family is greatly appreciated.

The Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award was established in 2004 in memory of Morris Fierberg. The fund’s name was expanded to include Roslyn just prior to her passing in 2010. 
The purpose of this award program is to encourage student film production by acknowledging the outstanding work of a student film director. Full-time high school or undergraduate students from the United States are eligible to participate.

Each year a review panel consisting of a Fierberg family member or representative, a teacher or professional in the film production area or art field, a current high school or college student, and the Film Society’s Education/Outreach Coordinator screen each submission and rate the films on originality, execution, technical proficiency, and overall quality. Award recipients are announced in October each year. The first place award is a $1,000 cash prize and the Honorable Mention award is a $250 gift card.
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To Participate

 

Include a completed Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award application [click here] AND meet the following application requirements:


2013 Recipients

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to introduce Andrej Landin, the 2013 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award recipient.

Andrej Landin was born and raised in Sweden. At age 20 he moved to the US to pursue a degree in film. After three years at Santa Barbara City College, Andrej moved to Orange County to attend Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts program. Andrej’s film, Into the Silent Sea, deals with the personal and political climate of the space race in the 1960s. The film revolves around the theme of solitude and despite our differences as people, we all have a universal bond of empathy. [2013, USA, Runtime: 25 min, USA, Not rated]

 

 

 

 

2013 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award Honorable Mention – Owen Schwartzbard

Owen Schwartzbard grew up making movies in the bayous and suburbs of Houston, Texas. His interest in storytelling through film led him to study at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, from which he recently graduated. He plans to continue writing and directing in an effort to share meaningful stories and continue to expand his knowledge of filmmaking. Owen’s film, The Bluff, focuses on one teenager’s conscience as he realizes his error in an attempt to illustrate the importance of individual morality over societal pressure and expectations. [2013, USA, Runtime : 20 min, USA, Not rated]

 

Review Panel
The Film Society thanks the following individuals for participating in the selection process. Sharon Carpenter-Rose (Actress and Executive Producer of Roman Pictures), Kay Loysen (Fierberg family representative), and Jamie Rousak (RBFS Education/ Outreach Coordinator).

 

Previous Years' Recipients

Year

Position

Student

Film

2012

First Place

Sarah Rosen

Food of Love

2012

Honorable Mention

Dan Baxter

Junk Man

2011

First place

Grant Reed

Incest! The Musical

2011

Honorable Mention

Zach Wechter

Election Day

2010

First place

Cornelius Murphy

Breadwinner

2010

Honorable Mention

Matt Hilferty

Rob Roar

2009

First place

Dena Greenbaum

Blues

2009

Honorable Mention

Ben Carey

White Cane

2008

First place

William Kaufman

Blowing Smoke

2008

Honorable Mention

Nikki Zhand

Love’s A Drag

2007

First place

Andrew Pearson

Heart Attack

2007

Honorable Mention

No Honorable Mention was selected in 2007

2006

First place

Wil Hyler

So I Left

2006

Honorable Mention

Kat Hess

Racing Genes

2005

First place

Gabrielle Nadig

From Sea to Shining Screen

 


 

To Donate

The Film Society invites film enthusiasts, supporters of the Film Society, as well as friends and family members of the Fierbergs to make donations to the Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award. It is through donor generosity and the future generosity of others, that the Film Society will be able to continue Morris and Roz's commitment to youth and the art of filmmaking. If you are interested in making a donation to the Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award, please contact Sue Early at (302) 645-9095, or by e-mail: sue@rehobothfilm.com, or send a check to RBFS, 107 Truitt Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. All donations are tax deductible. Your support is appreciated.