Review sessions to screen festival films start June 16

Rehoboth Beach Film Festival program director Joe Bilancio offers some tips about screening and judging a film. SOURCE SUBMITTED
June 13, 2014

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 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 to be held Nov. 5-9. 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.

Participants are reminded that 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 Mondays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 28 and Aug. 4 at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. In Rehoboth, the Festival Film Reviews will take place Tuesdays, June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 29, and Aug. 5 in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway. Film screenings will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 RBFS members/$4 future members at Rehoboth and free at the Bethany location.

The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for the community. The film society sponsors monthly screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 5 -9). 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, go to, or call 302-645-9095.