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 2016 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award application [click here] AND meet the following application requirements:


2015 Recipients

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to introduce Max Radbill, the 2015 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award recipient.

A Maryland native, Max is a recent graduate of Towson University Electronic Media and Film department. Currently, Max is developing an independent feature film, while working on various freelance jobs in the area. He hopes to be an influential filmmaker one day. 

Movie Palace is about a young man, Dean, who lives alone in a movie theater after surviving what he assumes is the end of the world. He watches movies and enjoys his solitude until one day a group of survivors enter his theater. Dean quickly realizes this new group does not share his love of cinema, and he must choose what is more important – his solitude and his movies or the human race? [2015, US, Runtime: 15 min, Not Rated)

 

2014 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award Honorable Mention – Frederick Criswell

Frederick is a native New Yorker, now living in Miami, and a recent graduate of Miami Dade College, School of Entertainment and Design Technology. His aspiration is to be a feature film director. He has been accepted to the graduate program at University of Miami for the MFA in Motion Pictures.

His film, White Blood Cell, was the thesis film for his undergraduate degree.  He wrote the script shortly after Edward Snowden was in the news for leaking classified documents exposing the NSA’s program of mass surveillance.  His objective was to write a short action drama that addressed the topic of mass surveillance, whistleblowers, and the extents organizations go to – in order to both release and suppress information. [2015, US, Runtime: 19:29, Not Rated]

 

Presentation of Awards

The presentation of Awards was made during the Film Festival Closing Night Celebration, Sunday, November 15 at 5:30. read more.

 

Review Panel
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society thanks the following individuals for participating in the selection process: Helen Gates (Longtime RBFS member and lover of fine cinema), Nancy Tankelson (Professional filmmaker living in Rehoboth Beach), Krista Whaley (Senior student at George Mason University majoring in film and video studies), and Denise Hoban (RBFS Education/Outreach Coordinator).


Previous Years' Recipients

Year

Position

Student

Film

2014

First Place

Lizz Astor

Tank

2014

Honorable Mention

Jessica Crowell

LIfe Tracks

2013

First Place

Andrej Landin

Into the Silent Sea

2013

Honorable Mention

Owen Schwartzbard

The Bluff

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 relatives of the Fierberg family to make donations to the Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award. Donor generosity will help the Film Society continue the Fierbergs’ 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 send a check (made payable to RBF) ►107 Truitt Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Or, you can make your donation online by clicking here. All donations are 100% tax deductible and greatly appreciated.