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:


2016 Recipients


The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to introduce Ryan Brown, the 2016 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award recipient.

Ryan was born and bred in the middle of America's heartland: Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is a recent graduate of Brooklyn College, where he wrote and directed his thesis film, Tom, the Knife Salesman. He currently lives in New York City where he is working on his debut feature film.

Tom, the Knife Salesman is a short narrative about a door-to-door knife salesman kidnapped by a paranoid burglar who believes Tom is out to get him. It’s certainly no dull day for Tom, and to get out of the situation alive – he’ll need to be sharper than a knife. [2016, USA,
Runtime: 11:27 minutes]

 

 

2016 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award Honorable Mention –
Alfred Greenbaum

Alfred Greenbaum was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. A recent TV/Film graduate from DeSales University, his goal is to work in sports broadcasting.  He enjoys making short films and documentaries specifically under the comedic genre.

Interviewers was a final project for his Motion Picture Production course. The film is about a young college grad named Nick who is entering his first big job interview. Despite all his preparation, nothing could have prepared him for the absurdity that lies ahead. [2016, USA,
Runtime: 05:12minutes]

 

 

 

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), Nancy Tankelson (professional filmmaker living in Rehoboth Beach), Sue Early (RBFS Executive Director), and Denise Hoban (RBFS Education Outreach Coordinator).

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

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.