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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 23rd Annual Coney Island Film Festival, May 5-7, 2023 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 is now open!

Earlybird Deadline - November 4, 2022
Regular Deadline - December 16, 2022
Late Deadline - February 3, 2023
Extended Deadline - March 10, 2023


That's a wrap on another great festival! Thanks to our filmmakers, attendees, sponsors, staff, performers, board of directors and volunteers for your support! See you in 2023! Follow our Social Media for images and more!

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2022 Best in Category

Animation - Our America
Comedy Short - I'm Phil
Documentary Feature - Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC
Documentary Short - Bacon 'N' Laces
Drama Short - Glasgow
Experimental - Howl
Feature - Discontinued
Horror - RINGWORMS
Made in Coney Island - Did you ever Wonder
Music Video - Follicles 
Sci-Fi - The Malfunction

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2022 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 16, 2022    
Fri. 7:30pm - CI Museum

 

Opening Night Screening - $8
Back to the Drive-In

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, Beer and Wine Open Bar (Beer from Coney Island Brewery) Food

 


SAT. SEPTEMBER 17, 2022    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $8 - Doc Shorts
Keys to the City
Piled Up
Timber- A Sappy Holiday Story!
Bacon 'N' Laces
Emily's Do
Rearranging Skin: A Love Letter to the World
Small Hours
Covid Crusader: The Carla Brown Story

Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $8 - Comedy Shorts
Curtains Down: The Last Rod I'm Phil
We Should Get Dinner!
I'm Not Nice
Queer Fish in God's Waiting Room
Unessential
Camp Greenwood

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $8 - Shorts
Limpia
Congratulations
Frankie
Getting There
At The Sea
How To Open A Clam

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4 - $8 - Shorts
Mold of Malachi
What's the Mark?
Mama Duke
Glasgow
Amadi Comes Home Desmond's Not Here Anymore

 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $8 - Shorts
Knightman
Prologue
The Late Set
Care
NORTH STAR



Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - $8 - Sci-Fi
Chatsworth
Checkpoint
User Zero
The Malfunction
Death Valley
Amber
A Lone Star Love


 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $8 - Music Videos, Experimental Films
Steve Conte - Flying
Dirty Work
Follicles
Summa Bumma
Shimmy Doll Music Video Sweatshop Boogie
Zero Trust: "Clouds"
BRONX IS BURNING!
New York Conversations
Dead Man Rides Subway Eidolon
Beatings of the Devil
Howl
Secrets of the Galleries
Light as Paper
MARGINALITIES (How We Live Together)

Sat. 8pm - Sideshow

Program 8 - $8 - Horror
Siren
When You're Gone
Cameo
RINGWORMS
FINGER
There's Something in the Silence
White Eyes
Buzzkill


Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - $8 - Feature
The Rest of Your Life

Sat. 10:30pm - Sideshow

Program 10 - $12
The Warriors


 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 18, 2022    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $8- Animation
The Sea Train
The Dance
Wishmaker
Don't Be Scared
Cherry On Top
Kerplunky!
Demi's Panic
Lipstick of the Brave
Our America
TIME
The Tenement
Losing It
In the Mountains
Memento Mori

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $8 - Shorts
Disaster Chasers
THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Fish Story
PAPER GEESE
Make Your Soul Grow


 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $8 - Feature Sold Out!
Discontinued

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $8 - Shorts
Riley
Let Me Go (The Right Way) How They Met Themselves Heir to the Throne Occupational Hazard

 

Sun. 5:00pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$8- Doc Feature
Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16 - $8 - Coney Island Films
I Grew Up Near the Sea Cinema Garcon
Coney Island Adventures Prince of Luna Park
THE DEMISE OF CONEY ISLAND
Did you ever Wonder


 

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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