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.
(Click here to donate to the Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award.)

 

 

To Participate

 

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


2017 Recipients


The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to introduce Raymond Knudsen, the 2017 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award recipient.

Full Circle is a short documentary telling the story of how a small rural town in Florida has been transformed by the philanthropic efforts of NFL standout Anquan Boldin (his hometown). Raymond Knudsen’s goal with Full Circle was to inspire people to give back to the less fortunate for the greater good. His perspective is that giving to others is an action that has no limitations, it’s a uniquely human quality that he hopes his films will honor and inspire. (2017, USA, Runtime: 7.31 minutes)

Raymond Knudsen was born in Marlboro, New Jersey but grew up in Palm Beach County, FL. He is currently attending the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. Ray was the recipient of the 2014 Burt Reynolds Scholarship and his films have won recognition at the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach International Film Festivals.

 

2017 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award Honorable Mention –
Justin Burt

Sink or Swim is a comical story about the competitive nature of high school sports and the humorous stereotypes found in certain types of coaches and athletes. The film touches on themes of bullying and self-confidence, but at its core seeks to amuse and engage. (2017, USA, Runtime: 13.04 minutes)

Justin Burt grew up with an incessant craving to entertain by any means possible. When he discovered Final Cut on an old MacBook in middle school he realized his calling. Justin is a recent graduate of Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts. He is urrently working for Warner Bros. television as a visual effects coordinator.

 

 

Review Panel
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society thanks the following individuals for participating in the selection process: Helen Gates (retired teacher and longtime RBFS member), Kay Loysen (Fierberg family representative), Sean Bowers (Local college student and former RBFS intern), and Michelle Marshall (RBFS Administrative Supervisor).

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 RBFS), 107 Truitt Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or go to our website http://www.rehobothfilm.com/contributions.html#fierberg to donate online. All donations are 100% tax deductible and greatly appreciated.


Previous Years' Recipients

Year

Position

Student

Film

2016

First Place

Ryan Brown

Tom, the Knife Salesma

2016

Honorable Mention

Alfred Greenbaum

Interviewers

2015

First Place

Max Radbill

Movie Palace

2015

Honorable Mention

Frederick Criswell

White Blood Cell

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.