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 2015 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award application [click here] AND meet the following application requirements:


2014 Recipients

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to introduce Lizz Astor, the 2014 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award recipient.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Lizz is currently a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she majors in Film with a concentration in Directing. Currently Lizz is working with established filmmakers in Baltimore and New York on the post-production side of several documentaries. She is also writing a few scripts that she hopes to shoot this fall. Her film, Tank, is a narrative whose central focus is divorce. She wanted to emphasize the damage that occurs when a child witnesses a parent in a place of weakness and how when one relationship deteriorates, another can become stronger.
[2014, USA, Runtime: 7 min, Not Rated]

 

2014 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award Honorable Mention – Jessica Crowell

Jessica is a life-long resident of Baltimore, Maryland. Her urge to create and tell stories led her to the Maryland Institute College of Art where she majored in Video and Film Arts, graduating in 2014. She is eager to further her career in writing, cinematography, and videography and hopes to someday develop her own production company. Her film, Life Tracks, is a documentary about a classmate, Dave, whose life was tragically ended when he was hit by a train. She made her film to both honor his life and to bring him along on her college journey.
[2014, USA, Runtime: 28 min, Not Rated]

 

Review Panel
The Film Society thanks the following individuals for participating in the selection process:


Previous Years' Recipients

Year

Position

Student

Film

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 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.