Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival • November 1–11, 2018 MORRIS & ROSLYN FIERBERG STUDENT FILM AWARD 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), to 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. 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, producer/ director Andrew (Andy) and photographer Stephen, to participate by allowing their films to be exhibited, facilitating seminars, and conducting post screening Q&A sessions. The involvement of the Fierberg family will always be 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 screens and rates each submission on originality, execution and overall quality. The first place award is $1,000 and the Honorable Mention award is a $250 Staples gift card. First Place: DANIEL SHAYKEVICH In Thoughts at Night, a man experiences an existentially fraught journey as he travels between different worlds in search of answers. Along the way, he encounters symbols and mysterious custodians who lead him to both a realization and a choice. This supernatural noir is meant to evoke the feelings and emotions one might encounter just before drifting off to sleep. [2018, USA, 9.51 minutes]. Daniel Shaykevich was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the Pocono Mountains, where he developed a passion for film through his family collection of VHS tapes. Always an avid reader and writer, he began pursuing cinematic storytelling at Vanderbilt University, where he recently graduated. Daniel is now pursuing a PhD. in Biology at Stanford University. Honorable Mention: CHRIS K. DANIELS When Mentioned follows two young men driving through an endless forest. One man desperately tries to pull the other man from the state of trauma-induced reality he appears to be in. When Mentioned is a narrative piece about emotional shock, technology, and acceptance in order to move on. [2018, USA, 5.4 minutes]. Chris K. Daniels is a 20 year old filmmaker from Boston, Massachusetts. He’s been creating short films for six years. Chris’s work tends to focus on dark, conceptual twists on reality, often bringing forth a compelling question of ‘what if?’He is currently pursuing his BFA in Film and Video at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His dream is to continue on to a career in the film industry. 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), Kay Loysen (Fierberg family representative), Dalianny Corporan-Sanchez (high school student and former RBFS intern), and Marshall Shord (Cinema Art Theater Manager). 60 Student Film Award