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.

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Located on Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean coast in a vibrant resort town, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society promotes cinematic arts and provides education and cultural enrichment.