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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 22nd Annual Coney Island Film Festival, September 16-18, 2022 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum, in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood, Coney Island, New York.


Coney Island Film Festival Voted "One of MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee".

Call for entries 2022 now open!

 

Early Bird Deadline- January 7, 2022
Regular Deadline - March 11, 2022
Late Deadline - May 20, 2022
Extended Late Deadline - June 24, 2022

2021 archive below

That's a wrap on another great festival! Thanks to our filmmakers, attendees, sponsors, staff, board of directors and volunteers for your support! See you in 2022!

2021 Best in Category

Animation - Hey Poopy Podcast Cartoons
Comedy Short - How to be a Super Driver
Documentary Feature - Vinyl Nation
Documentary Short - MUDLARKER
Drama Short - xxVISIBLE

Experimental - Planet M in Outer Space
Feature - The Andy Baker Tape
Horror - HOUSEHOLD DEMONS
Made in Coney Island - Coney Island Locked Down
Music Video - Waiting Tables 
Sci-Fi - Standing Woman

2021 ARCHIVE 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)

SAT. SEPTEMBER 18, 2021    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $8 - Doc Shorts
Scary Times
Quarantine Crasher
House of Yes
ALIVE BY ACCIDENT: THE STORY OF MAYDAY HARDWARE
I Want Everything
By Way Of Canarsie
MUDLARKER

Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $8 - Comedy Shorts
BioPetz
180 Seconds
Clark!
The Dogfriend
Sophie's Choices
ILLGIVING
Eggbert Finds Love
Buzz Kill
The Robbery
Worm

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $8 - Short and Narrative Feature
The Killer Across the Street
The Andy Baker Tape

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4 - $8 - Shorts
I AM A MAN
Last Summer on Bainbridge Street
grist
How Much We Feel
xxVISIBLE
The Main Event
Floundering
Superstar

 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $8 - Shorts
Fever Dream
THE BLIND SEER OF CONEY ISLAND


Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - $8 - Sci-Fi Shorts
Fenestra
PROJECT-19
Standing Woman
Jasmine
Dearly Beloved
Donut Shop
Body of the Mined
BLUE FiRE


 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $8 - Music Videos, Experimental Films
Play Date "Surf's Up" Music Video
Snake Oil
Waiting Tables
Kalbells - Purplepink
Nation of One
AM Gold
Wilsen: Ruiner
95Bulls - Young Love
QUEEN V -- "STRONG"
HARDER THAN A HURRICANE
Free Time
Star Spangled Brighton Beach
Ordinary
Lost in Dust
Planet M in Outer Space

Sat. 8pm - Sideshow

Program 8 - $8 - Horror Shorts
HOUSEHOLD DEMONS
What's in the Woods?
Briar
Party Doll
Daytrip Massacre
In the Bowels of the Building
Hide or Seek


Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - $8 - Doc Feature
Vinyl Nation

Sat. 10pm - Sideshow

Program 10 - $8 - Horror Shorts 2
Posted No Hunting
Exit 66
SUNDOWN TOWN
Bloodshed
Ipecac
Call for Me
Make A Wish
Koreatown Ghost Story

 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 19, 2021    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $8- Animation
Don't Touch Your Face
Barking Orders
First Class Ticket
Concoction
Z.O.I.
Inferno
HYBRID
Mad Alice
Bobby Pinwheel
The Mares Of Reckless Abandon
Our Bed Is Green
The Adventures of Theo’s Star
Katz of NY
Hey Poopy Podcast Cartoons

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $8 - Shorts
On the Sidewalk, at Night
Old Hen
My Name is Pip
16 WORDS OR LESS
The Love Spell
Cirqueros
Ordinary World

 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $8 - Doc Feature
The History of Metal and Horror

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $8 - Shorts
Max is Bleeding
Girls Are Strong Here
Monsters and Muses
Fear of Open Spaces
Running Interference

 

Sun. 5:00pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$8 - Short and Narrative Feature SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!
How to be a Super Driver
Generation Wrecks

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16 - $8 - Coney Island Films
COMING SOON, CONEY ISLAND CRAB RIDE Kapustochka
Gender Clown "Cancer Moon Blues"
Summer is for Sandcastles
Coney Island Locked Down The Reopening of Coney Island
JUST ANOTHER BEACH DAY
Wata Gun & Funne Fatale Coney Island Sunset
"Shark Show, CI" Environmental Racism and the Coney Island Ferry


 
   

 

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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