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The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is the oldest and largest event of its kind in the state. The 11-day event, beginning Oct. 31, offers a wide variety of American and international features, documentaries and short films. The festival, which is celebrating its 22nd year, is presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, a nonprofit arts organization that provides a broad scope of independent film screenings, mini-festivals and theme-oriented film series throughout the year.
The lineup of films for this year includes 23 feature films, 14 shorts and 12 documentaries. The full list of films is available in this year’s program, find it here.
If you have never attended the festival, here are a few tips to make the most out of your experience.
To purchase tickets, you must have a festival pass. A ticket must be purchased for each film screening. Festival passes cannot be purchased online at this time. They must be purchased in person at the festival Box Office located at the Cinema Art Theater during box office hours.
There are six levels of Festival Passes, each with a different set of benefits. The Mini Pass is available for those making a short visit. The Festival Pass level determines when you may buy tickets. Film Society members recieve a discount on passes and tickets to the festival.
Here is a list of films that are sold out as of the time of publication of this article; the Festival Box Office will have an updated sell-out board throughout the festival. Be sure to have alternate film choices in case of a sell-out.
Tickets to all screenings will be sold online for eligible Pass holders at rbfstickets.com. The Cinema Art Theater Box Office can assist with online ordering. Online ticket sales close 20 minutes before each screening.
There are three screening venues, all with free parking:
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
Oct. 31-Nov. 10
Visit rehobothfilm.com/festival or review the festival’s Frequently Asked Questions page.