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Coney Island Film Festival named one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" and "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by MovieMaker Magazine!

"Without a doubt The Coney Island Film Festival has the greatest location in the world.  It also gives out the best trophy I've ever received." Darren Aronofsky (Director Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, Pi)

"The beach, the boardwalk, great stars, great movies, great filmmakers...the Coney Island Film Festival has everything that Cannes has, plus Nathan's hotdogs!" Barry Strugatz (Director The Transformation Writer: Married to the Mob)

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The 2009 Coney Island Film Festival was covered by MovieMaker Magazine.
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The 2008 Coney Island Film Festival was covered by MovieMaker Magazine.

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The 2007 Coney Island Film Festival was covered by MovieMaker Magazine.

Click here to read the article. (pdf)

 

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indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA Present:
The 16th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
September 16 - 18, 2016
At the legendary Sideshows By The Seashore and the
Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York!

CALL FOR ENTRIES IS CLOSED! DEADLINE WAIVERS ARE POSSIBLE, IF YOU EMAIL US.

Selected Films will be announced on or around August 19th. Thanks to all who submitted.
Good Luck!

Quotes from the 2015 filmmakers (and previous years) about our festival

Photos from the 2015 Festival


That's a wrap! Another great year! Thanks to all of our 2015 filmmakers, attendees, sponsors, staff, performers and volunteers, we couldn't do it without you! Check our Social Media pages for pics, more coming soon! Here are the 2015 winners, see you in 2016!


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2015 Best in Category:
Feature - The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man - James Habacker
Documentary Feature - Us, Naked: Trixie & Monkey Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander
Short - Spit - Mtume Gant
Documentary Short - This Side of Dreamland - Patrick Reagan, Joshua Glick 
Horror - Larry Gone Demon - Matthew John Lawrence 
Experimental - Licht - Charly Wenzel
Music Video - No One Here But Us Bones - Allan Piper
Animation - My Kingdom - Debra Solomon
"Made in Coney Island" - The Longest Friday of the Year - Jim McDonnell


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2015 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ARCHIVE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILMS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY TITLE

DAY & TIME

SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE
1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor

CONEY ISLAND MUSEUM
1208 Surf Ave. 2nd Floor
(please note: this venue is not wheelchair accessible)

FRI. SEPTEMBER 18, 2015    
Fri. 7:30pm - CI Museum

 

Opening Night Screening - $8
Birthday
Us, Naked: Trixie & Monkey

Fri. 9:30pm - Sideshow

Opening Night Party - $25
at the Coney Island USA Freak Bar and Sideshows By The Seashore! Hosted by Adam Realman. Live Sideshow
and Burlesque 2 hour Open Bar (Beer from Coney Island Brewery and Wine from The Red Hook Winery) and Food, catered by Gargiulo's!

 


SAT. SEPTEMBER 19, 2015    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $8 -Comedy
Glory Days
What to Expect...
The Ramens
Moving On
Miss Mystery
"Rock N Roll Ghost Town" Cubed
The Propmaster
Train Approaching
Perry Strong Comedian. Music video
My Boyfriend is a Blimp

Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $8 - Shorts
The First Pitch
Alexandros The Great
The Plight Of Cecil
Spidora
Sold Out
Off-Road: The Continuing Adventures of Dorothy & Toto
Last Call at Ruby's
WHEN.
For Better and Worse

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $8 - Feature
Altered Minds

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4 - $8 - Shorts
The Bravest, the Boldest TOUGH
The Devil Goes Down
Standing8
Spit
The Trade

 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $8 - Doc Shorts
Bryan Zanisnik Keeps it in the Family
It Moves
The Greatest
The Boats of Jamaica Bay
"Old Days"
Sideshow Of The Absurd
Eric, Winter to Spring

Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - $8 - Feature
Vamp Bikers Dos

 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $8 - Music Videos- Experimental Films
GALAXY NYC
No One Here But Us Bones
Licht
Big Lazy - Avenue X
Pas de Feu
Talkin' To A Pretty Blonde Girl Race Up Race Down
The Naked Heroes - Blue Medusa
Your Direction
"Hillside" by Lost Children BLOOD by Sidewalks and Skeletons
Asesinos Music Video
Double-Blind No.1
NEW AMSTERDAM
The Ocean
C-SHELLS C-SHORE

Sat. 8pm - Sideshow
8pm - Party at the Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex!

Program 8 - The Horror $8
CROW HAND!!!
Knock, Knock...
Fresh Meat
Postpartum
The Minions
Chateau Sauvignon: terroir Night of the Slasher
Snap
Larry Gone Demon
And Heav'n and Nature SCREAM!

Saturday Night Party
At Coney Island USA's Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Avenue,
Free Admission! 8pm - 10pm, Live Show! Hosted by Adam Realman!

Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - $8 - Doc Feature
Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim Vanbebber

Sat. 10:30pm - Sideshow

Program 10 Special Screening
The Warriors

 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 20, 2015    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $8- Animation
Late
An Ape Walk Into a Bar: A True Story
In the Moog
The Ballad of Holland Island House
Give Luci
The Alphabetical Adventures of Zelda Zingaro
Beatniks
I have to Poop
My Kingdom
Jim Vagabond No. 7: Stuff Your Eyes
Beauty Sacrifice
Fish Cake Zombie Sex LOWBROW UTENSILS

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $8 - Shorts
Bloody Mary
Finger Painting
OkStupid
Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others
Barry's Hand
Love & A Lug Wrench
The Last Taxi Driver

 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $8 - Shorts
Obituaries
Father Like Son
Dennis Is Dead
The Cycle
Harry & Judy
Mug

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $8 - Shorts
Sin Matador
Pepper and the Salt Sea
Dead Water
NO MILK
Zerogon
Iris
Fiji Mermaid

 

Sun. 5:00pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$8- Short & Feature
Nefertitty in Space
The Cruel Tale of the Medicine Man 

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16, Coney Films, SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!
I'm a City
Coney Island
Deno's 2007, A Kaleidoscope View
Heart Strings
Greetings from Coney Island This Side of Dreamland
The Longest Friday of the Year

 

 

Awards Ceremony: Eldorado Auto Skooter 1216 Surf Ave., 8:00pm

 

Coney Island Film Festival has been "Voted One of MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2013"!

See Photos from the 2014 Festival here.

2013 Photo Gallery

2012 Photo Gallery

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2010 Honoree Darren Aronofsky!

Coney Island Film Festival named one of the
"25 Coolest Film Festivals" by MovieMaker Magazine!
Click here to read the article.




FEATURED IN FILMMAKER MAGAZINE'S BLOG "MY 10 FAVORITE FESTIVALS OF 2010"!