History & Mission
One night, in the fall of 1997, a group of five Rehoboth Beach film fans discussed the possibility of showing independent films in local restaurants. They decided to advertise a meeting for film buffs to see if others in the community were interested in such a concept. More than 30 people showed up and watched a film about small-town residents with a big dream. The idea of creating the Rehoboth Beach Film Society was conceived that night, and subsequent work established the entity as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. The first annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, a three day event, was launched in November of 1998.
Since that time, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society has developed into a thriving cultural resource in southern Delaware.
Promoting cinematic arts and providing education, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences.
In fulfilling its mission while serving a membership of more than fourteen hundred, the Film Society offers:
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (read more)
Year-round film programs and events (read more)
Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award (read more)
A Store full of wonderful merchandise (read more)
Please check our calendar (here) to see what films are screening.