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2013 Poster, Designed by Jason Lonon,
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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 14th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
September 19 - 21, 2014
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 has been "Voted One of MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2013"!

Call for entries!
Ended Friday, July 11, 2014. If you just missed the deadline and still want to submit, email us and we'll send instruction.

Whether you submit early or late, has no bearing on the selection process. All films are given equal chance for selection, regardless of when they are submitted! We do not invite films to play with us. We rely solely, on our call for entries!

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Quotes from the 2013 filmmakers about our festival

2013 Photo Gallery

2013 Best in Category
Feature - Stay Cold, Stay Hungry - Eric Branco
Documentary Feature - More Than the Rainbow - Dan Wechsler
Short - Sea Pig - Andrew Gilchrist, Jesse Allen
Documentary Short - Scattered - Lindsay Lindenbaum
Horror - From the Woods - Nicolas Wendl
Experimental - Coney Island Sinking - Harriet Feigenbaum
Music Video - Luz Mob - Huerfano - Jeff Bernier
Animation - The Undertaker and the Lifeguard - Matthew Booras
"Made in Coney Island" - Shoe Shine Chicken - Fernando Cuestas
Festival Appreciation Award - Vamp Bikers - Eric Spade Rivas


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Coney Island Film Festival has been named one of the “25 Festivals worth the entry fee” and “25 Coolest Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine.

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2013 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ARCHIVE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILMS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY TITLE

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 20, 2013    
Fri. 7:30pm - CI Museum

 

Opening Night Screening - Sold Out!
More Than The Rainbow

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 Open Bar (Beer and Wine) and Finger Food!

 


SAT. SEPTEMBER 21, 2013    
 


 

Sat. 1pm - CI Museum

 

Program 1 - $7

A Devil’s Wrap in Coney Island
A Clowns Recovery

Sat. 2pm - Sideshow

Program 2 - $7

Heartbreak Pills
Headbanger
Alternate Sides
Courage
I Hear You
Adonis
Foodie
Vamp

 

Sat. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 3 - $7

Lit
One Wall: Kings of Coney Island

Sat. 4pm - Sideshow

Program 4, CI Films,
Sold Out!

This Moment By Up for Nothing
Jamaica and the Wishing Shrine
Guy with a door
Shoe Shine Chicken
The Undertaker and the Lifeguard
Cyclone forever
Coney Island Sinking
Breathe
Mermageddon: Tails of Glory

 

Sat. 5pm CI Museum

 

Program 5 - $7

Ben In The Mind’s Eye
Mad Santa
Just Passing By
Scattered
Brad’s Book
No Pizza for Sandy
Hurricane@NYC 2012
Ricki Ticki

Sat. 6pm- Sideshow

Program 6 - Sold Out!
Vamp Bikers

 

Sat. 7pm - Museum


Program 7 - $7
Woman Who Hates Plants
Skinny
Sidewalk
Cee Cee’s Bedtime Stories
Drunker than a Skunk
Mr. Hublot
Watercolors
Little Kaiju
Make a Wish
Transmission
Empire Escorts – The Weather
Goodie Mob ft. Janelle Monae 'Special Education'
Luz Mob - Huerfano

Sat. 8pm - Sideshow
8pm - Party at the Shooting Gallery - Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Ave.

Program 8 - The Horror - Sold Out!

Scorned as She
Ask Grandpa
Pedestrian
Welcome to Madness
Carrying Place
Abyssus Abyssum Invocat
From the Woods
Awake

Saturday Night Party
At Shooting Gallery - Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Ave
Free Admission! 8pm - 10:30pm
Burlesque, Lasers, DJ Stereo Mike, Cash Bar, 21 and over.

Sat. 9pm - CI Museum

 

Program 9 - Sold Out!
Stay Cold, Stay Hungry

Sat. 11:00pm - Sideshow

Program 10 Special Screening
THE WARRIORS

 

 

 

 
SUN. SEPTEMBER 22, 2013    

Sun 1:00pm - CI Museum


Program 11 - $7

Handball Legend Brought Back to Life
The Commander in Chief

Sun. 2:00pm - Sideshow

Program 12 - $7

Give Chase
Every Story Ends in Stone
The Last Mermaids
Invisible X
Beyond Belief
Girls Who Smoke
37
Wren

 

Sun. 3pm - CI Museum

 

Program 13 - $7
The Jules Verne Project Bending Steel

Sun. 4pm - Sideshow

 

 

Program 14 - $7

Sea Pig

The Days God Slept

Night & Day

Krutch

Are We Not Cats

Facial

Loathsome Malady

Girls Before Swine

J – 1

 

Sun. 5:15pm - CI Museum

 

Program 15 -$7
Smile High
The Down Home Daredevils
Rehearsal
World Circus

Sun. 6pm - Sideshow

Program 16, CI Films, Sold Out!
Paley Whaley Beaches Himself
Break Through it All
The B&B Carousell at Coney Island
Lighting The Jump
Coney Island Memories
Opening Day at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park and The Cyclone 2009
Sammy's 80th Birthday Party at Ruby's 2007
The Storm
Last Ride...First Ride

 

 

Awards Ceremony: Eldorado Auto Skooter 1216 Surf Ave., 8:00pm

 

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!
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FEATURED IN FILMMAKER MAGAZINE'S BLOG "MY 10 FAVORITE FESTIVALS OF 2010"!