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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 18th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
September 14 - 16, 2018
At the legendary Sideshows By The Seashore and the
Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York!

That's a wrap on another great festival! Thanks to our filmmakers, attendees, sponsors, opening night performers, staff, board of directors and volunteers! See you in 2019!

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2018 Best in Category:
Feature - Staring at the Sun
Documentary Feature - Ape Girl
Short (Tie) - Man with Beard, The Boy in the High Window
Documentary Short - Deporting Myself
Horror - The Son, the Father...
Experimental - No Man's Land
Music Video - Closer
Animation - DEATH VAN
"Made in Coney Island" (Tie) - BK Stories: Keeping Coney Island Freaky with Dick Zigun,
The Infamous Mermaid Uprising of 2017

2018 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ARCHIVE

 

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 14, 2018    
Fri. 7:30pm - CI Museum

 

Opening Night Screening - $8
Tigger!
Obscene Beauty

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 Beer and Wine Open Bar (Beer from Coney Island Brewery) and Food, catered by Gargiulo's!


 


SAT. SEPTEMBER 15, 2018    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $8 - Doc Shorts
Egg Cream
A Train to Rockaway
Sweet Soul in Exile
Deporting Myself
Houdini Girl
Super 8 Daze
Once Around is Never Enough


Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $8 - Comedy Shorts
Susanne and the Man
Man with Beard
High Tide
Sac de Merde
Brown Fish
Waste
BFF Girls

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $8 - Feature
Dean Darling 

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4 - $8 - Shorts
Jabari Keating
Fade: Freedom Against Dark Enemies
White Man's Curse
Fevah
Civic Mind
IN THE FIELD
The Final Mission


 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $8 - Sci-Fi
AFTERMATH:THE SEEDS OF ARMAGEDDON
PROGRAM
Kill Al
One Day the Sun Turned Black
Toll Switch: In Development Presents "Blood Red White and Blue"
THE CLASS ANALYSIS
Stevie's Aliens


Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - $8 - Coney Island Films
Julia and the Island
Queens of Coney Island
The Blurry World of Marcello Casagrande
The Sword Swallower
Crazy Night
Run Until You're Out
Normal


 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $8 - Music Videos, Experimental Films
Don't You Spit On My Pussy
The Emoji Song
Oso Oso - Reindeer Games
Key Largo
ODE TO THE SINGING BUTLER
DUMB DUMB
ALEX - Youth (ft. Rachel McAlpine) Official Video
Closer
"Irritation" Music Video
Gods of Fire - Werewolf of Brooklyn
Collapsing
No Man's Land
Imagine
The Strapless Brain
Say No to Drift Walking
Allen Anders - Live at the Comedy Castle (Circa 1987)

Sat. 8pm - Sideshow

Program 8 - $8 - Horror Shorts
MIDNIGHT DELIVERY
Goodbye Old Friend
Venus
Driver
Midnight Broadcast
The Son, the Father...
The Music Lesson
Teaser
Unexpected Company



Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - $8 - Feature
Staring at the Sun

Sat. 10:30pm - Sideshow

Program 10 Special Screening
The Warriors


 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 16, 2018    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $8- Animation
Next Stop
Not Everyone Wants to Be Your Friend
Dr. Mantis
The Velvet Underground Played at My High School
DEATH VAN
Oh my dog!
Blind Mice
The Rocky Roads Return!
Bright Lights, Bad City
What's That in the Ground?
SIGNAL
Carnival Entropic
Scraps
Tidal Wave

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $8 - Shorts Entanglement
Old Habits
Mania
Blue Threshold

Ascension

 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $8 - Amusement Docs
Ape Girl
East Coast Thrills 2!

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $8 - Shorts
Runaway
Earn The Season
A Thursday In December
Roaming
The Boy in the High Window


 

Sun. 5:30pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$8- Doc Feature
Standing Up

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16 - $8 - Coney Island Films
NIGHT LIGHTS
Straighten Up and Fly Right
CONEY ISLAND SUNRISE
ZONE 1 CONEY ISLAND
BK Stories: Keeping Coney Island Freaky with Dick Zigun 
Pandemonium - Mermaid Parade
The Infamous Mermaid Uprising of 2017
Winter Wonder Wheel
Coney Island Loves 2007 – 2009


 

Sun. 8pm

Awards Ceremony: Eldorado Bumper Cars.

 

See Photos from past Festivals here.

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

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2010 Honoree Darren Aronofsky!

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