Film society festival film review sessions start June 17

A festival film review audience gets a preview of films during a 2012 session. SOURCE SUBMITTED
June 1, 2013

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will be conducting Festival Film Review sessions during the summer months at two locations, Movies at Midway in Rehoboth and South Coastal Public Library in Bethany.

The festival film review sessions, open to the public, are used to assist with the film selection process for the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Nov. 6 -10. Each session will include the screening of a documentary or a feature and a short, time permitting. Reviewers are asked to complete a rating form and may also join in the post-film discussion. Festival Program Director Joe Bilancio will facilitate the reviews.

Screener copies of films are provided as a courtesy to the film society for the specific purpose of reviewing for consideration as a festival entry. These copies may be of lesser technical quality and are not designed to be projected on the big screen. Despite these circumstances, review sessions provide a unique opportunity for film enthusiasts to see a broad scope of films from emerging directors.

Festival film reviews will take place June 17 and 24; July 1, 8, 15 and 29 at the South Coastal Library in Bethany. In Rehoboth, the festival film reviews will take place June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and Aug. 6 in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway. Film screenings will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 at Rehoboth and free at the Bethany location.

The mission of the RBFS is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities.  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 the reviews, other events, or to become a member go to or call 302-645-9095.