Fierberg Film Award
Morris and Roz Fierberg were actively involved in the development of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. During 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(s) 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. The fund’s name was expanded to include Roz 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 (1) Fierberg family member or representative, a teacher or professional in the film production area or art field, and a designated Film Society employee screen each submission and rate the films on originality, execution, (technical proficiency in four areas) 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.
To read about the 2018 awardees, and previous recipients, click here.
For the 2019 Fierberg application: click here.
The Film Society invites film enthusiasts, supporters of the Film Society, and friends of Roz and Morris Fierberg 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 the Fierberg’s commitment to youth and the art of film making.
If you are interested in making a donation to the Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award, click here to make a donation online, or send a check to RBFS, 107 Truitt Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. All donations are tax deductible. Your support is appreciated.