Meet New Executive Director

Meet New Executive Director Helen M. Chamberlin

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society (RBFS) welcomes Helen M. Chamberlin as its new Executive Director. The Film Society is moving forward post-Pandemic, to broaden its 24-year legacy of providing outstanding Indie films through the annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (RBIFF) and more recently, at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes.

Under the founding Executive Director, Sue Early, the RBFS became the premier Indie Festival in the Mid-Atlantic Region. After 22 years of leading the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Sue Early has retired.

A Washington DC native and a Dewey Beach summer vacationer, Chamberlin is a broadcast media veteran, joining the National Cable and Television Association (NCTA) in 1995. Career highlights include producing 90 cable original films, Indies, documentaries and Hollywood film premieres at NCTA’s 105-seat state-of-the art Theater located at its Capitol Hill headquarters. Helen was credited with making Washington, DC a ‘must screen’ stop for premieres for Washington’s elite. RBFS’s Board President, Ellen Feinberg, reflecting on the Society’s executive search said “Helen’s full-time move to the area as a result of the Pandemic was fortuitous as we prepared for Sue’s retirement and the need to shift our strategy to reconnect and expand our reach to cinema enthusiasts post-COVID.”

More recently, Helen served as Executive Director, Bowen McCauley Dance Company, a regional professional Company based in Washington, DC.

Chamberlin stated, “For decades, I made the drive every weekend between Washington, DC and Dewey Beach. I’m thrilled to be able to live here and do the work that is most meaningful to me.”


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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.