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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.

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indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA Present:
The 20th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
September 11 - 13, 2020
At the legendary Sideshows By The Seashore and the
Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York!


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

Call for entries 2020 is now open!
Earlybird Deadline - January 3, 2020
Regular Deadline - March 6, 2020
Late Deadline - May 15, 2020
Extended Late Deadline June 26, 2020

Coney Island Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.



2019 Archive below.

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 2020!

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2019 Best in Category:
Animation - Brooklyn Breeze
Comedy Short - Bygones
Documentary Feature - Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace
Documentary Short - The Magnitudinous Illuminous
Drama Short - Drown the Clown
Experimental - Subway Inferno
Feature - The Incoherents
Horror -Krampusnacht
“Made in Coney Island” - BARON SATURDAY OF CONEY ISLAND
Music Video - Don't Say Goodnight
Sci-Fi - JUNIPER

2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

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 13, 2019    
Fri. 7:30pm - CI Museum

 

Opening Night Screening - $8
Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

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 14, 2019    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $8 - Doc Shorts
The Company You Keep
The Magnitudinous Illuminous
Still Plays with Trains
sideshow on the mainstage
Signature
Tomorrow's Fish
Home Street Home


Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $8 - Comedy Shorts
Nuclear Knack Knacks
Joe Returns a Video
Drip
Crab Special
Best Wishes
Bygones
This Bra Is Killing Me
Bobo Touch Helpline - The Kisser

Donny and Clive
What's the 311?

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $8 - Feature
Treasure Trouble 

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4 - $8 - Shorts
Sun Shine
LP
Zoe In Review
GYRL
Marisol
Know Me So Well
Champions

 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $8 - Sci-Fi
Into the Dark
JUNIPER
Regulation
Canada
The Replacement
The $500 Dress
Caronte

Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - $8 - Coney Island Films
Don't Lie
Big Bad Wolves

Brighton
Le Meow Mort
Shakas
Miss Coney Island
Noa
The Daydream
Fun!

 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $8 - Music Videos, Experimental Films
Brooklyn
The Day the L Train Died (American Pie Parody)
Taco Night Material
Love's Not Enough
So Far No Luck
Zebra
Value
Line & the Letting Go
Day Drinking / Beer Pressure
ONE MORE TIME
Subway Inferno
Emergency Alert
Dull Hope
BROKEN MANTRA
Good Queen
Sunday's Girl
Marvin & Matilda Are Soap Bottles

Sat. 8pm - Sideshow

Program 8 - $8 - Horror Shorts
Zebra
THE DESECRATED
Too Late
Krampusnacht
The Chrysalis
The Dam
REAL WITCH HOURS
Matryoshka
TILLIE


Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - $8 - Feature
The Incoherents

Sat. 10:30pm - Sideshow

Program 10 Special Screening
The Warriors


 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 15, 2019    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $8- Animation
Fun More
HAPPY BULLET
Break the Fire
Brooklyn Breeze
Alone In America - an immigrant story
"Charles Darwin, Family Man"
Bristled
One Pill at a Time
The Happy Go Gang
Pine High
Skate Joan Of The Park
Ride
Miles Away
The Spirit Seam

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $8 - Shorts Drown the Clown
Skin the Wire
Murder... At The CIRCUS!
High Ground
Blue Reverie

 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $8 - Doc Feature
Last Stop Coney Island: The Life and Photography of Harold Feinstein

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $8 - Shorts
The Lost Weekend
What Tomorrow Brings
The Housesitters
Let Mercy Come
Benim

 

Sun. 5:00pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$8- Burlesque and Sideshow Stars
Bloodbath of Terror
DLB Stag
Stripped
Around the World with The Squidling Brothers

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16 - $8 - Coney Island Films
Don't Say Goodnight
A CONEY FILM NOIR

BARON SATURDAY OF CONEY ISLAND
How the Trumps Brought Death & Destruction to Coney Island
Insectavora
Bears In Love
Majors, We Don't Want to Say Goodbye

 

Sun. 8pm

Awards Ceremony: Eldorado Bumper Cars.

 

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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