Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 9pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd 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

William Torres, New York, NY, USA. Animation, 01:00

World Premiere!

Probed is a humorous account of a man attempting to evade being captured and probed by a UFO.

Simona Prives, Brooklyn NY USA. Music Video, 01:27

The Dishwashers are a four-piece punk rock outfit from New York City. Their music video is a full-on visual representation of their authentic sound. An old school cut and paste flyer-come-to-life, the band members are photocopied figures rocking out amongst hand-drawings and typography, layered within a Dadaesque collage.

Apex Predator
Esther Bell, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Music Video, 3:51

A music video for Triple Creme's song Apex Predator, directed by Esther Bell. Pat Benetar meets Braveheart. Boi is toungue-tied by beautiful girl, girl ditches boi and an epic battle ensues in his mind for her love and attention. Featuring a fierce array of brooklyn queers in a Prospect Park fight scene.

I Love You I Love You I love You
Mikey Reyes, New York, NY, USA. Silent Film, 4:23

In a post apocalyptic world cities are controlled by a militant government. Mass exterminations are being carried out. Only the strong will survive. Every a rejected test subject, gets a second chance at life after being rescued byClair, a street smart survivor. The two must find safety by avoiding the cameras and guards that are always watching.

Getting Out
Ian Topple, Syosset, NY, USA. Animation, 5:03

New York Premiere!

Barrel and Tim are two soldiers on a rescue mission trying to find any survivors they can after a destructive war. When they enter a small town, they are going to face more than they expected. Once they enter, they realize they cannot leave and must figure a way out to escape.

Yuliya Lanina, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Experimental, 5:00

World Premiere!

“Mishka” is a playful depiction of human nature and of our culture. The main protagonist Mishka, a little monkey with human face, goes through various metaphorical stages of life and ends up being killed by inwardly tortured death character only to come back as a public entertainer.

Robert Nevitt, Sheffield, UK. Narrative Short, Horror, 14:05

New York Premiere!

A novelist with writer's block travels to the country to try to finish his latest novel. As time passes, he begins to notice the strange behaviour of the scarecrow in the field opposite the house. Can it be that the scarecrow is moving slowly towards him? The truth turns out to be far worse than anything in his imagination...

James Connelly, New York, NY, USA. Narrative Feature, 71:00

Gothkill is a film that both celebrates and spoofs the New York City Goth scene by throwing a genuinely evil character into their midst. It's funny, scary, and a joy to watch. This is good time horror of the highest order.

A recently executed mass murderer named Nick Dread is unintentionally summoned into the body a of a college girl by a bunch of 'Goths' who call themselves the 'Scorpion Society'. They think they are merely going to have fun at the drugged up girls expense. Little do they know that the occult ritual they practice strictly for fun is about to bring an ages old madman with demonic powers into their midst. And when that happens, the members of the 'Scorpion Society' all receive a very harsh lesson indeed about the true nature of darkness.

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