FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 18, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Rehoboth Beach Film Society
107 Truitt Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-645-9095, ext 3
The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival will mark its thirteenth anniversary November 10 – 14, 2010. This year’s Festival is dedicated to the memory of Founding Board member, Lee Jones and long-time member and volunteer, Roslyn (Roz) Fierberg, both of whom passed away earlier this year.
The Festival is held at the Movies at Midway on Route 1, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. More than 80 independent feature films, documentaries and shorts from filmmakers around the world will be screened in eight theaters. Additionally, the Film Society will again erect a tent in back of the theaters to sell tickets, provide information, host events and house Festival 2010 food vendors: Arena’s Cafe and Jakes Seafood.
This year’s Festival Highlights include:
• Locals’ Night Wednesday, November 10; whether you are a Film Society member or not, tickets for the eight films being screened on the 10th can be purchased beginning November 1, at the Film Society office
• The Country Spotlight will feature films from India, including India’s 2009 and 2010 film entries to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
• The Regional Showcase will once again feature the works of local filmmakers and/or films about the Delmarva region including
• Special Screening of local Alex Pires’ movie, Mayor Cupcake, filmed in Bridgeville and surrounding areas with actors Lea Thompson and Judd Nelson
• Special Screening of Joan Crawford’s Home Movies, presented by her grandson, Casey LaLonde
• Seminars on screenwriting with Khris Baxter, Jody Girgenti, Marc Meyers and Richard Ross,
• A seminar on the film industry in India
• A conversation with filmmaker Matt Porterfield
• Big Tent events include: Bollywood Dance, Henna demonstrations, India Tea Time, and the ever-popular Dogfish Head Beer Tasting
• Ticket prices will remain the same for the fourth consecutive year.
o General Admission: $9.00 per film
o Seniors (60 years of age or older), Youth (11 years old or younger) & Student members: $8.00 per film
New, this year: The 36-Hour Film Challenge, co-sponsored by Delaware Independent Filmmakers and the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. We invite everyone who has always wanted to make a film to register their team by October 29 for this event. The challenge will begin at 8:00 pm on Friday November 5 and end at 8:00 am on Sunday November 7. Each team will have 36 hours to script, shoot, edit, and submit a completed film — 5 minutes or less in length. Films will be screened in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway at 2:00 pm on Sunday November 7. For details, visit www.rehobothfilm.com.
The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, entertain, educate, and to enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities. In addition to the annual Film Festival, the Film Society sponsors monthly screenings, community film initiatives, and special events. The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, or call Society office at 645.9095.