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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)

 

A must for any Coney lover! Six historic Coney Island short subjects on one tape or disc. From Edison films of 1903 to 1954's "Coney Island USA." Some of the very best historic Coney stuff you'll ever see. DVD-R $15.00 (includes shipping in the USA & Canada. Overseas please email us first for shipping rate.

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indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA Present:
The 17th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
September 8 - 10, 2017
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 and volunteers! See you in 2018!

2017 Best in Category:
Feature - What Children Do - Dean Peterson 
Documentary Feature - Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape - Zack Taylor 
Short - Fry Day - Laura Moss 
Documentary Short - A GARBAGE STORY - Olivier Bernier 
Horror - A Peculiar Thud - Ross Morin 
Experimental - Live Your Light - Jendra Jarnagin
Music Video - Dog in the Night - Fletcher Wolfe 
Animation - IDIOT KING - Steven Lapcevic
"Made in Coney Island" - Cyclone: 90 Years of History on Wheels - Frank Posillico

2017 Photo Gallery

2017 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Click here to find all films alphabetized by title and program number

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 8, 2017    
Fri. 7:30pm - CI Museum

 

Opening Night Screening - $8
What Children Do

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 9, 2017    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $8 - Doc Shorts
Life & Sand
Tav Falco: Make Me Know You're Mine
In Love and Death
Earn Your Salt
A GARBAGE STORY
The Tables
$15 Kicks


Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $8 - Comedy Shorts Adults Only!
Hardly Waiting
Le Creuset
Cake
Bun in the Oven
Be Sexy
Stowaway
Sexual Healing
Pee Sitting Down

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $8 -Docs
Dead Man's Carnival: A Conversation With Pinkerton Xyloma
P.T. Barnum The Lost Legend

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4 - $8 - Shorts
See You Yesterday
Brooklyn Bred
Brooklyn In July
White Face
Brian Mickler
Jake
Night Rider


 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $8 - Doc Feature
Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - $8 - Coney Films
Fly By Wire
Coney Island
BUBBLES BY THE SEA
Looking Up
The Blazes and The Brooklyn Yeti

Avocado
CONEY ISLAND SIREN
Shell Game
The Mystery Gang

 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $8 - Animation Music Videos
Pittari
Birthday Boy
The Magical Mystery of Musigny
New York City Sketchbook Dating Apocalypse
IDIOT KING
Evocation of a Nightmare
The Rocky Roads
Dog in the Night
Amazon Reviews: THE MUSICAL
Big Bliss - High Ideal
Burn the River Down
The Jazz Passengers: What A Crowd
#Taplife - Eyes

Sat. 8pm - Sideshow

Program 8 - $8 - Horror Films
WE TOGETHER
Mockside 2.0 (Episode 1) Fluffernutter
Brown Evil
The Call of Charlie
Holiday Fear
The Jeweled Heart Murders
A Peculiar Thud
BURN


Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - $8 - Experimental Films
SOULFINGER vs GOLDFINGER Live Your Light
Aquacade
Troubled Waters
Breathe in, Breathe Out
The Five Boroughs
In the Sky
NYC Flow
Winter Meditations
Chrysalis
Two
One Million Years
140 Characters
Fetishes
A Sweet Lorraine Christmas Mechanical Circle

Sat. 10:30pm - Sideshow

Program 10 Special Screening
The Warriors


 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 10, 2017    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $8- Feature
From Hollywood to Rose

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $8 - Comedy Shorts
Shy Guys
The Finger
Prerequisite
WILLY
Gym Class Stories
The Tramcar Girl
Toll Switch: Make-Up
Terry: The Serious Actor


 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $8 - Adults Only
Unattended Baggage
Character

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $8 - Shorts
Fry Day
The Other Side Of Love
The Last Hundred Feet
Jack and Jill
Deadbeat
The Johns Bar


 

Sun. 5:00pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$8- Shorts
Pickup
Eight of Spades
God's Country
Hotel Room
Don't Think About It

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16 - $8 - Coney Island Films
Gideon's Army "Roll On" - Official Music Video
Christina Rubino - Down to the Sea
Origami
Bacon, Egg, and Love Runaways
Coney Island Trash
Bear Life
Cyclone: 90 Years of History on Wheels
Hot Diggity Dog of 1916
Polar Bears Baby, Happy New Year 2009


 

 

Awards Ceremony: Deno's Wonder Wheel Park Bumper Cars.

 

See Photos from past festivals

Read what filmmakers have to say about our festival

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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