Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor

Advance sale has ended for this program. Purchase tickets at the venue. Coney Island USA Gift Shop/Box Office, 1208 Surf Ave. Tickets are $6 (cash only). 718-372-5159

This program is family friendly, suitable for all ages!

The Ferris Wheel Song

Richard Jack, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 2:00

World Premiere!

The Ferris Wheel Song is a short trip to Coney Island with musical accompaniment. The narrator takes tentative steps towards a new life involving a fortune teller, a clown nose and the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island.

Unexplained Incidents

Gwyneth Leech, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 2:00

Unexplained sand castles create consternation for everyone during a day out at the beach.

Charlie Shelton & Gabe Gomez, Brooklyn NY, USA. Experimental, 2:55

Transit is a glimpse into the mind of a NYC teenager on his way home on the subway. As soon as he enters the train he falls asleep and what follows is a voyage into his dreams and imagination, inspired by the sights and sounds of the transit system.

Hopeful Home
Ryan Bethune, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 7:51

A young man and his families experience in a New York City homeless shelter.

Against The Wind
Dan Masucci, Scotia NY, USA. Narrative Short, 9:52

New York Premiere!

In the twilight of his life, Ned reflects on his past, his remaining years, and discovers how his role in life has changed..

Against the Wind is a sentimental film that shows the old truly are young at heart and that universal emotions live within us all.

First Bass
Philip Hodges, Marina Del Ray CA, USA. Narrative Short, 18:06

Abbey Jacobs is a 12-year-old upright bass prodigy whose true love is baseball. On the afternoon before an elite music school audition, Abbey tricks her mom into thinking she's practicing and sneaks off to a Cubs game with the boy down the block. But when she leaves the safety of suburbia and arrives at Chicago's Wrigley Field, she discovers a truth about her divorced parents that changes her relationship with her mother and her instrument, forever.

Coney Island: Remnants

Marc Harwood, Bayshore NY, USA, Narrative Short, 13:50

World Premiere!

A young boy comes to Coney Island and reminices, after hearing that it may all be torn down.

Walking Shadow
Douglas Hosdale, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 20:54

World Premiere!

Walking Shadow tells the story of a young boy who is haunted by the grandfather he's never met. After he is awoken by a strange dream his quest begins. He decides to run away from home in search of his grandfather. What he discovers changes his life forever.

Frank Sidebottom: Frank's World
Chris Sievey, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Animation, 11:28

An 11 minute animation (with live action) climbing into the sureal and ordinary world of frank sidebottom - a showbiz cult star in his own head for over 25 years.........

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