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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!

That's a Wrap on another great festival! Thanks to all Filmmakers, Attendees, Staff, Party Performers, Volunteers and Special Thanks to our Sponsors! See you in 2017!



2016 Best in Category:
Feature - Flatbush Luck - Casper Andreas
Documentary Feature - PlayMe Burlesque - Malgorzata Saniewska
Short - PORGIES & BASS - Thomas Barnes  
Documentary Short - Dunk Tank Clowns - Daniel McGuire 
Horror - The Fisherman's Wife - Ben Leonberg 
Experimental - BITS and PIECES - Howie Alex
Music Video - I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin' - Bill Poznanski
Animation - Our Crappy Town - Andy London
"Made in Coney Island" - Coney Island Dreaming - Vagabond Beaumont

2016 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 16, 2016    
Fri. 7:30pm - CI Museum

 

Opening Night Screening - $8
Flatbush Luck
Sold Out, Thank You!

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 17, 2016    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $8 - Doc Shorts
Robot Soliloquies: Tima
Single Asian Female Online
Tommy and David
Dunk Tank Clowns
Magic Man
Legacy
Booklyn
home slice
One Man's Trash


Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $8 - Comedy Shorts
Flight Fright
Killing the Coat
Sucklepump
Sleep On It
The Last Deli in Brooklyn
#Anatomy of the Romantic Comedy
Honk! Honk!
Love, New York
Jef Needs Ice Cream

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $8 - Shorts
I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin'
You by Pearl and The Beard
Vulva Face (Parody of "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga)
Glamour & Glitz!
Mostly Merril
The Catcallers
A David Lynch Movie
Superboob

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4 - $8 - Shorts
Regulars
Be Good
New Year's Eve @ Sunny's
Strangers
Hello
Caitlin Among the Beasts


 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $8 - Doc Feature
PlayMe Burlesque

Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - $8 - Coney Films
Coney Island Dreaming
Birth Day
Soledad
A Night With a Stranger
Wade
A large sky without people carries the birds in its balloon
Brothers In Arms
The Blue Balloon
Chasing
A Mermaid Tale

Nazimova's Dream (Within A Dream)

 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $8 - Music Videos- Experimental Films
Creature at The Bates Motel
L'Assassins: Fire Of Love
Arms "Stellary"
Conditions Wild
Night Moves "Denise, Don't Want To See You Cry"
OWEL: Every Good Boy Does Fine Music Video
Stiff Arm
The Force - Only Human
Flesh of the Fresh, Blood of the Dove
Take the High Line
HOUDINI...talks Houdini
Scratchorama (Cameraless Cinerama)
PLANE STRIKE
half still
Life
Mère d'Inri

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

Program 8 - $8 - Horror Shorts
Gwilliam
Hunter’s Moon
The Fisherman's Wife
When the Night Falls
Selfie
Consommé
PLAYBACK
DON'T DO LAUNDRY IN THE BASEMENT WHEN YOU LIVE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE AND SATAN IS YOUR LANDLORD
Ventriloquism Vengeance in Coney
Burnt Popcorn
I Want You Inside Me

Saturday Night Party
at the Eldorado Arcade, 1215 Bowery Street. Free Admission! 8pm - 10pm, Live Show! Hosted by Adam Realman!

Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - $8 - Doc Feature
Brooklyn Basketball

Sat. 10:30pm - Sideshow

Program 10 Special Screening
The Warriors


 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 18, 2016    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $8- Animation
Garlic on Trial
Light Drifter
The Surreal Sideshow
Where R U From
A Subway Story
Under the City the Blue Bag Dropped
Personal Effects
Player Two
DRONE
Ring Around the Mulberry Bush
There's Too Many Of These Crows
Our Crappy Town

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $8 - Shorts
Daria the Great
PORGIES & BASS
Grow'n
Walden Pink
Squeeze


 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $8 - Feature
Sweet Lorraine

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $8 - Shorts
The Treatment
Man with a Gun
In for Business
Chambers
If We Must Die
By Blood


 

Sun. 5:00pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$8- Shorts
Almost One
In The Deep
Last Stop Coney Island
Under The Heavens

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16 - $8 - Coney Island Films
A Day at Coney Island
BITS and PIECES
Just in Love For the Summer
Coney
The Dress
Bread
Board
BLUE
Sarah Beetson's Coney Island Painted Polaroids
The Sideshow You Didn't Know
The Great Coney Island Egg Toss II
The Wonder Wheel Gets Ready for Season 2008


 

 

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 2015 Festival here.

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.




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